SIGHTING RECORD #28333

Observer
Sintija Jakane - Public
Claude Reichard - IWDG
Event Date 30/09/2017 08:30
Duration 30 mins
Location Ardbear Bay, Clifden, Co. Galway
Reported location 53.469089,-10.023
Platform Land
Species pilot whale
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes In same area as initial report 3 days ago 29th Sept. This is day 3 of this event. Seems to be breathing more often and swimming in an increasingly tight area, and listing to one side when surfacing between 16:30 -19:00 (Note by IWDG member C. Reichard). Poor prognosis. Observed from the Ardagh hotel.
Known animals -
Photos

Behaviour Milling
Direction of Travelling Variable
Environment
Sea state Flat as a mirror.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 0: Calm
Wind direction n/a
Glare (°)
Visibility 6-10 km
Cloud cover 25
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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