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#MarineWildlife - Airborne drones will soon be used to patrol stretches of the Australian coast popular with Irish emigrants and holidaymakers that have seen numerous great white shark attacks over recent months. According to BBC News, the New South Wales…
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#MarineWildlife - Two pilot whales suffocated after getting fish stuck in their blowholes – the first known record of such happenings since in over 400 years. According to New Scientist, both whales met their end a year ago while their…
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#MarineWildlife - A Dublin couple on a whale-watching tour off Queensland recently had to content with an attention-seeking humpback whale as they posed for a photo, as the Irish Post reports. But the holidaying pair Declan and Mandy O’Donoghue seemed…
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#ORCAoceanWatch - A marine mammal conservation initiative that took place in the summer, supported by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, proved a huge success in its first year. The Steam Packet Company was one of 13 ferry, cruise,…
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Sightings of juvenile minke whales off Scotland’s west coast increased in 2015 to the highest ever recorded within a survey season, during marine research expeditions carried out by Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust – indicating either a significant increase in…
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#MarineWildlife - A seal pup was lunch for a killer whale that's been attracting onlookers to Wales' Irish Sea coast in recent days. As the Carmarthen Journal reports, the orca was first sighted of Mwnt, north of Cardigan, over the…
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#MarineWildlife - The humpback whale known as Boomerang is back – and this time he may have found a mate, according to The Irish Times. Last spotted almost exactly a year ago off the south coast at the Cork-Waterford border,…
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#MarineWildlife - Seals are not threatening commercial fishing stocks in Irish waters, with the possible exception of wild Atlantic salmon, according to new research led by Queen's University Belfast. The findings show that seals are having no significant impact on…
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#MarineWildlife - Bioluminescent wildlife off Dingle and Ventry has attracted hundreds of onlookers in recent days to see the phenomenon known as 'sea sparkle'. According to TheJournal.ie, the mesmerising clouds of tiny lights in the water are the result of…
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#Coastwatch - There's still a week left for Coastwatch volunteers to participate in the annual Coastwatch Survey for 2015, which this year has a special focus on the new Dublin Bay Biosphere. Since 15 September volunteers have taken on one…
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#Whales&Dolphins - The first ever ORCA OceanWatch Week saw crews’ record sightings of whales, dolphins and porpoises on commercial ships, ferries and naval vessels leaving Portsmouth and other UK ports. Those involved had been trained by experts at ORCA, the…
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#MarineWildlife - The Belfast Telegraph has video of a 30ft whale that washed up on Portstewart Strand yesterday morning (Monday 6 October). Confirmed as the remains of an adult female sei whale, the enormous marine wildlife remains took three diggers…
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#MarineWildlife - Whale Watch West Cork have shared this incredible video of one of a humpback whale breaching off Baltimore this week. The whale is one of three of the ocean giants seen feeding off Baltimore and nearby islands in…
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#MarineWildlife - The Causeway Coast is fast becoming a mecca for dolphins – and dolphin watchers, as the News Letter reports. Now regularly spotted from the mainland between Ballycastle and Lough Foyle, the dolphins – which may number as many…
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#MarineWildlife - Marine wildlife populations around the globe have been halved since the 1970s, according to a new study on the state of the world's oceans. And despite efforts since the 1990s to stem the decline, overfishing and habitat loss…
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The sighting, initially believed to be Humpbacks, may in fact be Blue Whales and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has been asked to confirm the species photographed by the Air Corps off the West coast at the weekend.  To date…

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