SIGHTING RECORD #35724

Observer
Tom O' Leary - IWDG
Event Date 08/08/2020 16:15
Duration 20 mins
Location Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork ( 51.6038,-8.5336 )
Reported location 51.6071248390978,-8.4795994745457
Platform Yacht
Species sei, fin or blue whale
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 1
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Reported to IWDG as a "probable" sei whale, but always more likely to be a fin whale given that other fin whale sightings on same day in east and west Cork sites.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Feeding
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Ripples like fish scales. No foam crests.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 2: Light breeze
Wind direction SW
Glare (°)
Visibility > 20 km
Cloud cover 13
Water depth (m) 60
Precipitation (rain/fog) none
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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