SIGHTING RECORD #38937

Observer
Mícheál Cottrell - Baltimore Sea Safari
Event Date 18/09/2021 14:57
Duration 30 mins
Location Offshore West Cork, Co. Cork
Reported location 51.358,-9.266
Platform Whalewatching vessel
Species humpback whale
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 1
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Female #HBIRL013, 1st documented by IWDG off Hook Head, Co. Wexford Jan 2011 and biopsied by C. Ryan GMIT/IWDG. 5th inter-annual resighting and our 1st record of this individual in Co. Cork to date. Images Courtsy of M. Cottrell, Baltimore Sea Safari in area c10km+ SSW of Toe Head.
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 n/a
Wind direction n/a
Glare (°)
Visibility n/a
Cloud cover
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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