Recording Marine Life


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Gary Burrows's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
2 2002-07-18
Off Ballyquintin Point, Co. Down
Two large basking shark feeding - the first in water 17m deep and water temperature of 13.3C. Second shark in water 21m deep and 12.8 C. Associated jellyfish approx 1m below surface, mainly Lion's Main (cyanea capillata). Cetorhinus maximus
1 2002-07-20
Off Whitehead, Co. Antrim.
Large male basking shark feeding along front of cold inshore and warmer offshore currents. Water depth 113m and water temp. 13.2C. Approximately 9 metres in length. Cetorhinus maximus
1 2002-07-18 Millisle
Off Millisle, Co. Down
Small porpoise, difficult to see in rough seas. Phocoena phocoena
1 2002-07-20
Off Islandmagee, Co. Antrim.
Small porpoise swiming alone. Phocoena phocoena
1 2002-07-16
Carlingford Lough, close to marina.
1 Small porpoise. Depth 4.1 metres, water temperature 15.5 C. Phocoena phocoena
3 2002-07-17
Off St. John's Point, Ardglass, Co. Down.
3 Harbour Porpoise. Depth 22.7m and 13.7 C water temperature. Phocoena phocoena
2 2002-07-15
Approx 12-15 miles off east coast Ireland (Howth Head)
1 adult and 1 small calf. Depth 21.5metres and water temperature of 15.3 C. Phocoena phocoena
1 2002-07-15
Approx 15 miles east of Howth Head, Dublin.
Approx. 24 feet in length viewed from 150 metres. Depth 58 metres and water temp. 14 C. Balaenoptera acutorostrata
1 2002-07-15
Approx 12-15 miles off east coast Ireland (Howth Head)
Approx. 26-28 feet in length viewed from 100 metres. Depth 31.5 metres and water temp. 15.4 C. Accompanied by 2 harbour porpoise (including a calf). Balaenoptera acutorostrata
P 2002-07-14
Approx 15 miles off Howth Head, Dublin. Sea state 1. Depth 56.4 metres and water temperature of 13.2
Large school of 150 -200 common dolphin swimming, bow-riding and breaching for 10 minutes. Associated seabirds included common gull, manx shearwater and gannets. Bearing 000 N Delphinus delphis
1 2002-07-18 Millisle
Off Millisle, Co. Down
One large basking shark feeding in rough seas. Cetorhinus maximus
1 2002-07-14
Approx 15 miles off Howth Head, Dublin. Sea state 1. Depth 56.4 metres and water temperature of 13.2
A small harbour porpoise swimming slowly. Water depth 82.8m, water temperature 13.5 C. Phocoena phocoena
5 2002-07-09 Ramore Head
East of Ramore Head, Portrush, Co. Antrim.
10-11 AM, approx 1 hour before low tide. Calm seas, sunny day. 1 group of three adults and 1 group comprising a female and calf, swimming slowly. Frequently changing direction and diving out of sight every few minutes. Phocoena phocoena