SIGHTING RECORD #27224

Observer
Nick Massett - IWDG
Stephen Comerford - GMIT & MMO
Event Date 20/03/2017 10:30
Duration 30 mins
Location Slea Head, Co. Kerry ( 52.1028,-10.4486 )
Reported location 52.08866055768819,-10.460104892578
Platform Headland/spit
Species minke whale
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 1
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Large minke with visible brief blows. First minke sighting of the year from this location and Ireland.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Feeding
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Small waves getting longer. Many whitecaps.
Swell 1-2 m
Wind force 4: Moderate breeze
Wind direction W
Glare (°) 30
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 63
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics binoculars and spotting scope
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