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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…
Marine Wildlife
#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…
Marine Wildlife
#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…
Marine Wildlife
#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…
Marine Wildlife
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…
Ballycotton RNLI Called to Dolphin Stranded in Bogland
Marine Wildlife
Ballycotton RNLI was launched at 7.12pm yesterday evening (Sunday 30 August) to aid a dolphin that was stranded due to extreme high tides in a bogland near Ballycotton. Both the all-weather and the inshore lifeboats with their volunteer crews were…
Prawn Fishing Threat To Irish Sea Diversity Say Scientists
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - The future of the Irish Sea's diverse habitat is under threat from "unsustainable" prawn fishing, scientists have warned. But as Independent.ie reports, fishing groups say Dublin Bay prawns are being caught with sensitivity to vulnerable fish species that may be…
Minke Whale Carcass Left To Decompose On Clare Beach
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - The carcass of a minke whale that washed ashore between Doolin and Liscannor in Co Clare a fortnight ago will be left to decompose naturally, as the Irish Examiner reports. The six-metre-long adult female, believed to weigh more…
Drone Shoot Captures Donegal Dolphins
Marine Wildlife
#donegaldolphins – Afloat.ie reader Paul McMenamin recorded these Dolphins off Malin head in Donegal on Sunday. McMenamin was out with friends in a boat 'messing about on a rubber ring' when a pod of Dolphins came cruising alongside. Paul told Afloat…
Great White Sharks Off The Irish Coast? TV Hunt For Ocean's Apex Predator
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - BBC presenter and explorer Ben Fogle is fronting a new expedition by a documentary crew to find evidence of great white sharks living in the Irish Sea. As the Mirror reports, the "top secret" mission launched on Friday…
Head To The Coast For All Ireland Whale Watch Day This Sunday
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - The arrival of minke whales and a host of other whale and dolphin species around Ireland's coast seems like a good omen for this year's All Ireland Whale Watch Day this Sunday 23 August, according to the Irish…
Basking Sharks Vid From Malin Head on the Wild Atlantic Way
Marine Wildlife
#baskingshark – A Donegal based adventurer and mountain guide has compiled some superb footage showing basking sharks off Malin Head. Bren Whelan specialises in rock climbing on sea cliffs in truly remarkable locations. The attached video shows scenes from yesterday off Ireland's…
Minke Whale Carcass Found On Clare Beach
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - A young minke whale carcass has washed up at a popular swimming spot on the Clare coast, as Independent.ie reports. The carcass was filmed at Hayes Hole in Liscannor by local man Roderick Gallivan, who added that whales…
'Piranha' Shrimp Discovered In Irish Waters Feeds On Whales
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, marine scientists have discovered a species of whale-eating shrimp of the coast of south-west Ireland. As TheJournal.ie reports, these amphipods are not quite the shrimp…

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