SIGHTING RECORD #29339

Observer
Stephen O' Connor - Public
Event Date 14/07/2018 12:00
Duration 5 mins
Location Kilcummin Head, Killala Bay, Co. Mayo
Reported location 54.314,-9.230
Platform Headland/spit
Species whale species
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Reported to IWDG as a Definite whale, and possible fin whale, but no supporting decription or images. Awaiting further details on validation 16/07/18. No Blow. Image taken from internet was of a minke, and this is likely to be what it was.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Travelling
Direction of Travelling South
Environment
Sea state Small wavelets. Glassy crests - not breaking.
Swell 1-2 m
Wind force 6: Strong breeze
Wind direction SE
Glare (°)
Visibility > 20 km
Cloud cover 75
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog) 5722
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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