SIGHTING RECORD #42169

Observer
Graham Mounsey - Public
Event Date 02/12/2022 15:46
Duration 10 mins
Location Belfast Lough, Co. Antrim
Reported location 54.734008447044,-5.6710030720703
Platform Other vessel/unspecified vessel
Species harbour porpoise
Number seen
Min 4
Best 4
Max 4
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 3
Juveniles 1
Calves 0
Notes They came to the boat which was doing about 6kts and breached to and fro over the wake 5m behind, and also breached 5m abeam to left and right. Images from encounter attached here.
Known animals -
Photos




Behaviour Feeding
Milling
Breaching
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 SE
Glare (°)
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 0
Water depth (m) 15
Precipitation (rain/fog) nil
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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