SIGHTING RECORD #46010

Observer
Rachel Mc Ging - IWDG
Event Date 12/04/2024 17:25
Duration 1 mins
Location Clare Island, Clew Bay, Co. Mayo ( 0.0000,0.0000 )
Reported location 53.7788316543045,-9.9318639189005
Platform Ferry
Species basking shark
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Tall, dark, triangular dorsal fin that was clearly visible above waves, seen for about 10 seconds as it was travelling the opposite direction to the ferry, towards Clare Island. Also briefly spotted the dorsal fin of a dolphin that was alongside the boat, but couldn’t identify it as the sea was too rough.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Travelling
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Larger waves. Whitecaps everywhere. More spray.
Swell 2+ m
Wind force 6: Strong breeze
Wind direction SW
Glare (°)
Visibility 6-10 km
Cloud cover
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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