SIGHTING RECORD #39743

Observer
Cork IWDG Group - IWDG
Event Date 27/01/2022 12:17
Duration 0 mins
Location Knockadoon Head, Co. Cork ( 51.8830,-7.8660 )
Reported location 51.620817935417406,-7.84943575653076
Platform Headland/spit
Species large whale species
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 2
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes 2nd of 2 sightings during 100 minute land based effort watch by P. Whooley, D. O' Regan, M. Jackson & A. Bialek. Blows only but observed on 3-4 occasions by DO' Regan. Details consistent with these being from fin whales. Way offshore .
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Small wavelets. Glassy crests - not breaking.
Swell 1-2 m
Wind force 3: Gentle breeze
Wind direction NW
Glare (°) 15
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 63
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog) None
Effort Watch Location: Knockadoon Head

Time started: 2022-01-27 12:15:00

Time ended: 2022-01-27 13:55:00
Optics binoculars and spotting scope
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