SIGHTING RECORD #31222

Observer
Ian Enlander - DOE (NI) & IWDG
David Galbraith - Commercial fisherman
Event Date 16/07/2019 13:02
Duration 5 mins
Location Portmuck, Island Magee, Co. Antrim ( 54.8330,-5.7111 )
Reported location 54.89406268286476,-5.7600163916015
Platform Multiple: land & boat based
Species Risso's dolphin
Number seen
Min 2
Best 2
Max 2
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 2
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes First spotted by David and Philip Galbraith who had closer views east of Muck Isl. Photos and video confirm Risso's. Travelling north with ebb tide.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Travelling
Direction of Travelling North
Environment
Sea state Ripples like fish scales. No foam crests.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 2: Light breeze
Wind direction SW
Glare (°) 0
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover 38
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog) none
Effort Watch No
Optics binoculars and spotting scope
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