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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
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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
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#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
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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…
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.…
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…
Marine Wildlife
#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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