SIGHTING RECORD #27100

Observer
Sean O'Callaghan - IWDG
Bogna Griffen - Public
Event Date 23/02/2017 13:30
Duration 40 mins
Location Nimmo's Pier, Galway Docks, Co. Galway
Reported location 53.26669231552048,-9.0464627245331
Platform Land
Species bottlenose dolphin
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 1
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Observed by Seán O'Callaghan & Proinsias Ó HIarnáin , within 5m of the Pier on numerous occasions. Observed as the tide began to rise. Circled most of the time while remaining in the same location. Also in same area at 15:30 (B. Griffen)
Known animals -
Photos


Behaviour Feeding
Milling
Direction of Travelling Variable
Environment
Sea state Large wavelets. Crests begin to break. Some whitecaps.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 5: Fresh breeze
Wind direction NE
Glare (°) 10
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 63
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog) None
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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