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A juvenile basking shark spotted off West Cork on 31 March 2016
Marine Wildlife
#BaskingSharks - Conservationist Andrew Power was in the right place at the right time on Monday morning (11 April) when he witnessed a group of up to 20 basking sharks feeding off Kilkee, Co Clare. "You could see the inside…
Dopey Dick, also known as Comet, as seen in the waters off western Scotland
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#DopeyDick - A killer whale who gained notoriety after swimming up the River Foyle in the late 1970s has been rediscovered enjoying his retirement off the west coast of Scotland, as the Derry Journal reports. It's more than 38 years…
Blue sharks feed on a humpback whale carcass, from the UTV series Britain's Whales
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#MarineWildlife - Sharks have been filmed devouring a whale carcass at the ocean's surface in waters close to Britain and Ireland for the first time. The results of the documentary expedition were broadcast last Friday as part of the UTV…
Dolphin Watchers Appeal For Recent Sightings Of 'Bad Boy' Clet
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#MarineWildlife - Dolphin watchers around the UK and Ireland are keen to hear from anyone who may have spotted 'bad boy' dolphin Clet in recent weeks, as the Plymouth Herald reports. Known as much for his distinctive dorsal fin and…
Dolphin near the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge east of the Causeway Coast
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#MarineWildlife - Dolphin and porpoise monitoring off the North Coast got a boost this week thanks to a £15,000 NI government grant for the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), as Causeway Coastal Community reports. “This is good news for…
New Waterside 'Apartments' For Special Belfast Lough Residents
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#BelfastLough - Belfast Harbour has announced the completion of its latest waterside apartments - but you may have to look close to see them, as they were created for some very special residents. Indeed, as you can see from the…
Westport in County Mayo
Marine Wildlife
County Mayo participants at this weekend's Earth Hour initiative will pledge to keep the oceans clean and plastic free especially in the coastal town of Westport. There’s more to Westport on the West coast of Ireland than tourism. There’s also…
Portmuck Harbour at Islandmagee
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#MarineWildlife - Islandmagee locals are appealing to Northern Ireland's Environment Minister to add their waters to the list of recently proposed Marine Conservation Zones. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the call comes over fears that a planned Gaelectric gas power…
A humpback whale photographed off Baltimore in West Cork
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Cork County Council has heard a proposal for a dedicated whale and dolphin trail along the county's coastline, as the Southern Star reports. The Old Head of Kinsale, Mizen Head, Galley Head and Baltimore have already been identified…
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
Marine Wildlife
#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…
Marine Wildlife
#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…
Marine Wildlife
#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…
Marine Wildlife
#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.…

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