SIGHTING RECORD #29590

Observer
Nick Massett - IWDG
Event Date 16/09/2018 12:00
Duration 30 mins
Location Blasket Islands, Co. Kerry ( 52.1125,-10.5083 )
Reported location 52.176751265483894,-10.640692661133
Platform Research vessel
Species humpback whale
Number seen
Min 2
Best 2
Max 2
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 1
Juveniles 1
Calves 0
Notes HBIRL77 documented lunging at speed on baitballs of sprat. HBIRL17 separately bubblenet feeding, both in area north of the Blaskets.
Known animals -
Photos

Behaviour Feeding
Breaching
Tail-fluking
Sky-hopping
Direction of Travelling Variable
Environment
Sea state Small waves getting longer. Many whitecaps.
Swell 2+ m
Wind force 4: Moderate breeze
Wind direction SW
Glare (°) 25
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 63
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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