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A stranded common dolphin caught in a fishing net
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Strandings of common dolphins for the first two months of the year are at their second highest since records began in 2002, says the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). A total of 28 confirmed standings were recorded…
Staff at Wicklow town's The Fishman use an umbrella to coax Sammy back into the river
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#MarineWildlife - A hungry seal with a taste for only the finest seafood has been filmed up to his old tricks again in Wicklow town. Earlier this month UPI reported on the antics of Sammy the seal, who's grown notorious…
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#MarineWildlife - There's some good news for marine wildlife in Clare and around the Irish coast as a recent study on the health of whales and dolphins in Europe's oceans identified Ireland's population as among the world's healthiest. As previously…
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde will continue its screening tour of libraries throughout Ireland from next month. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the documentary that follows marine wildlife expert Dr Simon Berrow's decade-long study of Atlantic humpbacks…
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#MarineWildlife - The 'dolphin whisperers' is what they're calling a trio of siblings from Northern Ireland who helped rescue a distressed bottlenose dolphin off the coast of Brisbane in Australia. Matthew, Joshua and Jessica Poole from Templepatrick leapt into action…
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#MarineWildlife - Four more sperm whales have beached in eastern England on the North Sea coast after the first died in Norfolk last Friday (2 January). As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the first whale died on a the beach at…
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Talk about a bounty! While it was reported on Afloat.ie just two days ago that whale sightings are on the increase in the Sunny South East as the season draws to a close, that wasn't the whole story.…
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - There's good news to report from the Galway Atlantaquaria as Ninja the loggerhead turtle is out of intensive care. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 'cold stunned' reptile was close to death when she was rescued by staff…
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#MarineWildlife - Whale sightings are on the increase in the South East this week as the season tapers off, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). "As large whales don't keep to our calendar year, this annual south…
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Wildlife experts on the Isle of Man have been stumped by the carcass of an otter – a species not native to the island – found on Port Erin beach last Friday (15 January). As BBC News reports,…
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Twenty per cent of England's waters are now protected by Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) after 23 new sites were designated by the UK government, as the Guardian reports. Two sites in the Irish Sea – Allenby Bay on…
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - A new film on a decade-long study of humpback whales in the Atlantic will have a special screening in Cork later this month, as The Southern Star reports. The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde – which stars some…
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#MarineWildlife - Toxic chemicals banned in Europe nearly 30 years ago are still polluting the seas off the continent. And marine scientists fear their continued presence could spell the end for the killer whale and other species in European waters,…
Marine Wildlife
Voyages out as far as the edge of the Continental Shelf on the Atlantic Ocean has produced rare sightings for the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and this August there is a chance to see the join the crew and…
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Marine wildlife fans in the Dublin Bay area will be on the lookout for a group of bottlenose dolphins that have been spotted between Killiney and Dun Laoghaire. It's the first sighting of the species off South Dublin…
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - The killer whale found beached on a Scottish island last weekend likely died after getting entangled in fishing gear for days, say experts. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the orca known as Lulu to researchers, who have been…

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