Sean O'Callaghan - IWDG
Event Date 15/03/2018 15:50
Duration 40 mins
Location Nimmo's Pier, Galway Docks, Co. Galway
Reported location 53.26647414302259,-9.0457009771728
Platform Land
Species bottlenose dolphin
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 1
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Circling and deep diving but moving more erratically in the swell between the pier and the lifeboat slipway on the opposite side of the docks. Fluking observed after it slapped the surface lightly on one occasion. Appeared to be feeding, shags, a great northern diver and an otter were present also feeding. A 4.8 m high tide was due at 16:51 but it was already very high when present.
Known animals -
Behaviour Feeding
Direction of Travelling N/A
Sea state Small waves getting longer. Many whitecaps.
Swell 1-2 m
Wind force 4: Moderate breeze
Wind direction SE
Glare (°) 0
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover 100
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog) Some light rain.
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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