SIGHTING RECORD #28336

Observer
Noel Linehan - IWDG
Event Date 30/09/2017 17:00
Duration 30 mins
Location Mizen Head, Co. Cork
Reported location 51.42691247679981,-9.8074483374023
Platform Headland/spit
Species common dolphin
Number seen
Min 50
Best 100
Max 200
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Hourglass pattern diagnostic of Common Dolphin seen on the closest animals. Other notes: Large numbers of Dolphins were present, scattered in very small groups over a very large area of the ocean, it seemed everywhere I looked there were small numbers of Dolphins. Many were very distant. Any close enough to identify were Common. All of the distant animals looked the right size for Common.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Feeding
Travelling
Breaching
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Large wavelets. Crests begin to break. Some whitecaps.
Swell 2+ m
Wind force 4: Moderate breeze
Wind direction E
Glare (°) 40
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover 75
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog) Showers
Effort Watch No
Optics binoculars and spotting scope
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