SIGHTING RECORD #38936

Observer
Frank Aiken - Public
Event Date 18/09/2021 15:00
Duration 15 mins
Location Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo ( 54.3300,-9.3320 )
Reported location 54.32824574711292,-9.3435993838256
Platform Headland/spit
Species killer whale
Number seen
Min 1
Best 2
Max 2
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 1
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Images suggest 2 different animals, with a suggestion that one of them may be John Coe from the Scottish WC Community Group. Awaiting further images on validation.
Known animals -
Photos


Behaviour Milling
Travelling
Breaching
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Moderate, longer waves. Many whitecaps. Some spray.
Swell 2+ m
Wind force 6: Strong breeze
Wind direction N
Glare (°)
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover 100
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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