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Killer Whales Future Threatened By Human Waste

6th April 2018
There was great excitement and media interest in the sighting of killer whales off West Kerry over a month ago. There was great excitement and media interest in the sighting of killer whales off West Kerry over a month ago. Photo: Padraig Whooley

The prognosis for killer whales in Europe is dire, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group.

There was great excitement and media interest in the sighting of killer whales off West Kerry over a month ago. The IWDG has identified them as what is known as the Scottish West Coast Community of killer whales. It has recorded them previously in Irish waters, from County Antrim, to Cork and from Co Kerry to Mayo.

But that group of whales may soon become extinct and that is a warning over the way in which marine waters are being abused as a sink for human waste. The warning has been given by the Chief Scientific Officer of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Dr.Simon Berrow, speaking to Tom MacSweeney on his THIS ISLAND NATION radio programme. Listen to the clip below.

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Tom MacSweeney writes a weekly column for Afloat.ie. He also presents the maritime radio programme This Island Nation on community radio stations around Ireland.

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