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Public Warned Away From Killiney Minke Whale Carcass

19th August 2016
DLRCoCo is monitoring the situation after the minke whale washed up on Killiney Beach today DLRCoCo is monitoring the situation after the minke whale washed up on Killiney Beach today Photo: DLRCoCo

#MarineWildlife - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has warned the public to stay away from the carcass of a minke whale that has washed up on Killiney Beach.

According to TheJournal.ie, the carcass of the 13m female minke whale was seen floating off Greystones yesterday and Shankill earlier today (Friday 19 August).

In what's an unusual occurrence for the East Coast, the carcass has washed up on a rocky stretch made even more treacherous by high spring tides – and it may also pose a risk of infection to curious beachgoers.

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