SIGHTING RECORD #28969

Observer
Andrew Malcolm - IWDG
Event Date 07/02/2018 11:00
Duration 2 mins
Location Helvic Head, Co. Waterford ( 52.0520,-7.5380 )
Reported location 51.98094545362867,-7.519888828125
Platform Headland/spit
Species fin whale
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Even though no blow seen the size of animal and dorsal fin were distinctive enough for a positive ID
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour
Direction of Travelling Variable
Environment
Sea state Small wavelets. Glassy crests - not breaking.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 3: Gentle breeze
Wind direction NE
Glare (°) 10
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover 75
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics spotting scope
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