SIGHTING RECORD #39507

Observer
Keith Espey - Public
Event Date 24/11/2021 11:00
Duration 30 mins
Location Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork ( 51.6038,-8.5336 )
Reported location 51.6222360272047,-8.4730959311128
Platform Other vessel/unspecified vessel
Species fin whale
Number seen
Min 2
Best 2
Max 3
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 2
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes On east side of Old Head. One had a half circle notch at the back of the dorsal fin. One had a L shape discolouration on the RHS of dorsal fin. No images.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Feeding
Travelling
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Moderate, longer waves. Many whitecaps. Some spray.
Swell 1-2 m
Wind force 4: Moderate breeze
Wind direction NW
Glare (°)
Visibility 1-5 km
Cloud cover
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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