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Data Buoys To Monitor Marine Wildlife During Dublin Port Dredging

16th September 2017
Harbour porpoise like this one in Denmark have been protected by a Special Area of Conservation across Dublin Bay since 2013 Harbour porpoise like this one in Denmark have been protected by a Special Area of Conservation across Dublin Bay since 2013 Photo: Erik Christensen/Wikimedia

#MarineWildlife - This weekend Dublin Port is deploying data buoys in Dublin Bay to monitor marine wildlife activity during the controversial dredging works at Alexandra Basin.

According to The Irish Times, the four boys will provide live data on any whales, dolphins or porpoises in the vicinity of the Burford Bank near Howth, where up to a million tonnes of dredge spoil will be dumped over the next few weeks.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, campaigners have raised concerns about the safety of Dublin Bay’s harbour porpoises, protected by an SAC since 2013, during the dredging operation.

The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.

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