SIGHTING RECORD #29292

Observer
Pádraig Whooley - IWDG
Colin Barnes - Cork Whale Watch
Event Date 16/05/2018 16:00
Duration 120 mins
Location Galley Head, Co. Cork ( 51.5389,-8.9472 )
Reported location 51.412,-8.895
Platform Whalewatching vessel
Species humpback whale
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 2
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Photo ID images confirm this to be HBIRL82, in among feeding aggregation of dozens of minke whales. All images of the same individual. Filmed by RTE Nationwide with Ann Cassin interviews.
Known animals -
Photos



Behaviour Feeding
Milling
Tail-fluking
Direction of Travelling Variable
Environment
Sea state Small wavelets. Glassy crests - not breaking.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 1: Light air
Wind direction N
Glare (°)
Visibility 16-20 km
Cloud cover
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics binoculars
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