Sean Minns - MMO
Event Date 27/05/2017 13:30
Duration 20 mins
Location Roches Point, Cork Harbour, Co. Cork ( 51.7930,-8.2540 )
Reported location 51.68988,-8.308157
Platform Research vessel
Species fin whale
Number seen
Min 5
Best 6
Max 8
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 4
Juveniles 1
Calves 0
Notes Species ID supported by series of images forwarded to IWDG. Taken in area c15km southwest of Cork harbour. All animals between 15-20m, except one smaller animal. Blow tall and columnar and in excess of 4m. Dorsal seen 2/3 of the way along back .
Known animals -
Behaviour Feeding
Direction of Travelling West
Sea state Small waves getting longer. Many whitecaps.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 3: Gentle breeze
Wind direction NW
Glare (°) 0
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover 50
Water depth (m) 100
Precipitation (rain/fog) None
Effort Watch No
Optics binoculars
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