SIGHTING RECORD #36754

Observer
Andrew Malcolm - IWDG
Ann Trimble - IWDG
Cárthach Ó Faoláin - Public
Event Date 25/12/2020 10:10
Duration 120 mins
Location Helvic Head, Co. Waterford ( 52.0520,-7.5380 )
Reported location 52.01751278047052,-7.457861780736783
Platform Headland/spit
Species fin whale
Number seen
Min 3
Best 3
Max 3
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 3
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Observed close to shore from both effort and casual sightings. Species ID confirmed by Andrew Malcolm who photographed them close to shore feeding. At least 5 animals present in 2 groups.
Known animals -
Photos




Behaviour Feeding
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Ripples like fish scales. No foam crests.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 2: Light breeze
Wind direction NW
Glare (°) 20
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 5
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog) None
Effort Watch Location: Helvic Head

Time started: 2020-12-25 10:00:00

Time ended: 2020-12-25 11:30:00
Optics binoculars and spotting scope
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