Niall T. Keogh - IWDG, BWI, GMIT
Event Date 18/03/2018 15:10
Duration 20 mins
Location Loop Head, Co. Clare ( 52.5583,-9.9250 )
Reported location 52.558954798037995,-9.9439191320801
Platform Headland/spit
Species bottlenose dolphin
Number seen
Min 13
Best 14
Max 15
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 11
Juveniles 3
Calves 1
Notes Group of 10-12 animals including three juveniles and one calf seen in association with a foraging flock of Manx Shearwaters (500+), Gannets, auks and gulls west of the head. Another group of three adults seen at the same time just below the cliffs. Pics taken by Brian Power will be sent to the Shannon dolphin research group for photo ID. Observers: Niall T. Keogh, John Collins, Dixie Collins, Brian Power, Andrew Power, Peter Cutler, Seán Kelly, Féaron Cassidy, Riona Howard, Conor Henry, Laura Williams and Clare Murray.
Known animals -
Behaviour Travelling
Direction of Travelling North-east
Sea state Small waves getting longer. Many whitecaps.
Swell 1-2 m
Wind force 5: Fresh breeze
Wind direction NE
Glare (°) 10
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover 88
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog) light snow showers
Effort Watch No
Optics binoculars
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