SIGHTING RECORD #40584

Observer
Larry Mc Grath - Public
Event Date 22/05/2022 17:30
Duration 20 mins
Location Seven Heads, Co. Cork
Reported location 51.4966966059923,-8.6439335346222
Platform Other vessel/unspecified vessel
Species Risso's dolphin
Number seen
Min 10
Best 15
Max 20
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 8
Juveniles 4
Calves 2
Notes Some individuals were much darker in colouration where as at least 4 individuals were very pale, white even visible underwater some were grey with alot of scratch marks and at least one adult very pale with a distinctive dorsal looked like a propeller strike .
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Feeding
Milling
Tail-fluking
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Large wavelets. Crests begin to break. Some whitecaps.
Swell 1-2 m
Wind force 4: Moderate breeze
Wind direction SW
Glare (°)
Visibility 6-10 km
Cloud cover
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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