SIGHTING RECORD #27900

Observer
Ann Trimble - IWDG
Andrew Malcolm - IWDG
Event Date 19/06/2017 15:30
Duration 20 mins
Location Ram Head, Ardmore, Co. Waterford ( 51.9422,-7.7098 )
Reported location 51.871,-7.664
Platform Headland/spit
Species fin whale
Number seen
Min 5
Best 5
Max 5
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 5
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes 3rd of 3 sightings of 80 min. land based effort watch. Blows not present on several surfacing sequences but animals showed themselves very clearly in mirror calm conditions
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Feeding
Travelling
Direction of Travelling East
Environment
Sea state Flat as a mirror.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 2: Light breeze
Wind direction SE
Glare (°)
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 75
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch Location: Ram Head, Ardmore

Time started: 2017-06-19 14:40:00

Time ended: 2017-06-19 16:00:00
Optics binoculars and spotting scope
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