SIGHTING RECORD #34866

Observer
Patrick Lyne - IWDG
Event Date 01/04/2020 08:14
Duration 1 mins
Location Crow Head, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork
Reported location 51.56980007899024,-10.128584655957
Platform Headland/spit
Species whale species
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes 3rd of 3 species observed during 60 minute land based effort watch. Reported as a "possible" humpback whale...."Peduncle raised on diving, dorsal appeared swept back, blow was faint. Animal behaviour on the surface different to minke which simply surfaced and dived. This animal looked like it was about to fluke and surfaced three times in close proximity"
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Feeding
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Large wavelets. Crests begin to break. Some whitecaps.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 3: Gentle breeze
Wind direction NE
Glare (°) 0
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 100
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch Location: Crow Head, Beara Peninsula

Time started: 2020-04-01 07:33:00

Time ended: 2020-04-01 08:33:00
Optics binoculars and spotting scope
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