Rory Wilson - Ulster Museum & IWDG
Event Date 03/12/2023 14:20
Duration 1 mins
Location Ballyholme Bay, Nr. Bangor, Co. Down ( 0.0000,0.0000 )
Reported location 54.673114699752794,-5.6535005072021
Platform Yacht
Species harbour porpoise
Number seen
Min 1
Best 3
Max 4
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Spotted a single porpoise which surfaced <5m off the bow of my laser dinghy. Other sailors reported seeing animals near the race start line indicating there may have been c3 animals present. There was a lot of boat activity so they did not remain in the area.
Known animals -
Behaviour Milling
Direction of Travelling N/A
Sea state Large wavelets. Crests begin to break. Some whitecaps.
Swell 1-2 m
Wind force n/a
Wind direction NW
Glare (°)
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 88
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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