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The route – a trip to the edge of Ireland to study Europe’s most remote and seldom studied offshore areas
Marine Wildlife
A Life on the Edge survey voyage is an attempt to log the abundance of life on Irelands’ southern shelf edge in September. Irish Whale & Dolphin Gropup's Patrick Lyne is issuing an invitation to join this survey to assist…
Killer whale John Coe spotted off Slea Head in Co Kerry on Monday 27 June
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Whale watchers on Slea Head were treated to a special sight earlier this week with the surprise appearance of the killer whale known as John Coe, as the Irish Examiner reports. Landscape photographer Richard Creagh was among the…
Larne Lough in Co Antrim
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#Larne - Coastal wildlife in Co Antrim is under threat after a significant diesel spill from a Caterpillar plant in Larne at the weekend, as the News Letter reports. The plant machinery firm faces likely enforcement action after 40,000 litres…
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre is located on Tobermory’s picturesque harbour front
Marine Wildlife
A new marine wildlife visitor centre has been launched in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust – to strengthen conservation action for whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and to develop the Hebrides’ appeal…
The skeleton of the blue whale recovered from the Wexford coast in 1891 will be hung in the London Natural History Museum's atrium from 2017
Marine Wildlife
#BlueWhale - The skeleton of a blue whale beached in Ireland that's to be the centrepiece of London's Natural History Museum has been held together by old newspapers for more than 80 years, it has emerged. Afloat.ie previously noted the…
Scroll down to see Alex Barry's encounter with Cork Harbour Basking Sharks
Marine Wildlife
Cork RS dinghy sailors Alex Barry, Sandy Rimmington and Andrew Welland shot some great video swimming off Roches Point, Cork Harbour up close and personal with some massive basking sharks. The footage (below)  shows the plankton–only eating creatures feeding while…
A Whale breaches off the Kerry coast yesterday
Marine Wildlife
Following our earlier photo from Baltimore Sea Safari of a Humpback Whale breaching in spectacular fashion off the West Cork coast, Kerry reader Brian O'Sullivan (of marine firm O'Sullivan's Marine) has sent Afloat.ie this latest image of further breaching off Fenit…
A breaching Humpback Whale is caught on camera off West Cork
Marine Wildlife
Baltimore Sea Safari in West Cork have posted this photo of a Humpback Whale breaching off the West Cork coast. 
Fungie as he usually appears to visitors and locals alike in Dingle
Marine Wildlife
#Fungie - Dingle's resident dolphin Fungie has sustained a significant wound below his dorsal fin, as the Irish Examiner reports. The deep cut, likely inflicted by a visiting boat's propeller, was noticed yesterday (Friday 3 June) by fans of the…
The bowhead whale sighted at the mouth of Carlingford Lough on Sunday 29 May
Marine Wildlife
#BowheadWhale - The search continues in tracking down the elusive bowhead whale that's excited marine wildlife experts since it was sighted in Carlingford Lough at the weekend. One of a species never before recorded in Irish waters in the 25…
Poison Ivy at the Seal Rescue Ireland sanctuary in Courtown
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Months after she was found on the streets of Galway, the seal pup named Poison Ivy has returned to the sea at Galway Bay with a group of fellow rescued seals. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Ivy was…
Una the loggerhead was one of two turtles released from the LÉ Róisín en route to the Mediterranean this week
Marine Wildlife
#Turtles - Two rescued loggerhead turtles have been returned to the ocean by the crew of LÉ Róisín as the Naval Service vessel makes its way to the Mediterranean on deployment. According to RTÉ News, the Naval Service were only…
Marine traffic pressures on Scotland's cetaceans to be studied using navigation safety technology
Marine Wildlife
Electronic navigation safety technology is to be used to study the potential impacts of marine traffic on whale, dolphin and porpoise species off western Scotland in a new season of research expeditions launched by Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust this…
The IWDG's research vessel Celtic Mist will be cruising clockwise around Ireland from 7 May till late July
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Places are going fast for a special cruise on board the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's Celtic Mist to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ireland's whale and dolphin sanctuary. Celtic Mist will depart Fenit, Co Kerry next Saturday…
Ireland's Urban Marine Wildlife Revealed In New RTÉ TV Series
Marine Wildlife
#WildCities - From the producers of Ireland's Wild River comes a new TV series for RTÉ One revealing the wildlife – marine and otherwise – that make their home in Ireland's biggest cities. Wild Cities premieres on Sunday 8 May…
Poison Ivy plays with a bucket at the Wexford seal sanctuary that nursed her back to health
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - A seriously ill seal pup found on the streets of Galway last December is just weeks away from release back into the wild. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the tiny seal no more than three weeks old was…

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