SIGHTING RECORD #30204

Observer
Conall O' Malley - Marine Institute
Event Date 05/12/2018 11:00
Duration 120 mins
Location Furbo, Co. Galway ( 53.247,-9.206 )
Reported location 53.23530254229418,-9.2165898779297
Platform Research vessel
Species common dolphin
Number seen
Min 10
Best 12
Max 15
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 8
Juveniles 3
Calves 1
Notes The location was in the vicinity of the Acoustic Background Buoy off the coast of Furbo where we were carrying out retrieval of a hydrophone system. Several MMO's on board.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Milling
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Flat as a mirror.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 0: Calm
Wind direction NE
Glare (°)
Visibility < 1 km
Cloud cover 0
Water depth (m) 25
Precipitation (rain/fog) Fog
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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