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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# dolphin

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Opinion: Close encounters of the dolphin kind - swimming with Dingle's beloved Fungie
Brian Holmes and Sheila Stokes had the pleasure of spending years with the Dingle dolphin, who became known as Fungie.
# Dingle
Quiz: How much do you know about Fungie?
This quiz will give your life the sense of porpoise you’ve been craving.
# 2020
Fears about Fungie raised again after no sighting of Dingle dolphin for hours
Fungie usually stays within Dingle harbour, and the most he hasn’t been sighted for is 5-6 hours.
# durable
Scannell's remarkable European record continues as Munster clash with Saracens
The 25-year-old still has big Ireland ambitions as he makes his 30th consecutive start in Europe for Munster.
# Spirtle
Family of bottlenose dolphins spotted off Kerry coast
The dolphins are believed to have travelled from Scotland.
# Lahinch
Surfers battle to refloat stranded dolphin on Clare beach
The mammal was later found dead in a nearby river.
# get in the sea
'Not a run-of-the-mill sighting': Dublin flips out as dolphin spotted swimming in the River Liffey
The dolphin was first spotted at around 9am this morning.
# Cork
Dolphin found dead in River Lee hours after being rescued by firefighters
Officers were called out to rescue the mammal last night.
# Southern Spain
Baby dolphin dies after being surrounded by tourists 'who wanted to photograph and touch it'
A local wildlife organisation said the animal had either become sick or separated from its mother.
# New Face
Cork man Ryan in line for USA debut after being added to squad to face Ireland
The sides meet in New Jersey next Saturday.
# on the hunt
€4,000 reward offered after dead dolphin pictured at Cork student party
Pictures circulated online of Cork students dancing with what appears to be a dead dolphin.
# irish coast
Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths
Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.
# Irish Abroad
Munster man Ryan propping up Agen's bid to stay in the Top 14
The Highfield man is relishing the dark arts battle at scrum time in the French league.
# Argentina
Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies
There are only 30,000 of this type of dolphin left in the world.
# holey show
How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time
Grab the binoculars, a raincoat (or depending on what our unpredictable weather does, some sunscreen) and head for the coast.
Column: Do we really need another pet, or are we running out of wild animals?
‘Dusty’ the dolphin has been in the headlines again this summer. But what makes a dolphin ‘solitary’ – and how do we manage them?
# thinks it's people
This dolphin jumped on board a boat and broke a woman's ankles
The 350-pound animal broke both of a woman’s ankles when it landed on her.
# Japan
Around 150 beached dolphins feared dead as rescue efforts abandoned
It was becoming too dark to continue the operation.
# splashing
Pics: These cool Hook Head dolphins will (almost) make you want to take a dip
The water off the coast of Ireland is full of them around this time of year and they seem to be in very good form.
# Salthill
Five swimmers rescued from Galway Bay after dolphin attack
The swimmers were pulled to safety by the RNLI.
Fishermen rescue massive family of 70 dolphins beached in west Kerry
The incident has been described as ‘highly unusual’ by a local expert.
# fungi the dolphin
This soothing video of Fungi the Dolphin will ease you into the week
So soothing.
# operation grindstop
The battle against whaling is now in the Faroe Islands for their annual 'Dolphin Grind'
Many Faroese see the slaughter of the dolphins as a cultural right.
# flipping dangerous
"Don't swim with this dolphin" islanders warned, as 'Dusty' changes location
A number of swimmers were injured by the mammal off Co Clare last summer…
# clet
A new 'solitary' dolphin's moved to Irish waters... swimmers are being urged to keep their distance
Clet, who originated in French waters, is described as a “non-social solitary dolphin who does not seek out and engage with swimmers”.
# club route
'He had something special about him' - James Cronin's rise to the Ireland squad
From Ballincollig to Highfield, and from Dolphin to Munster, the loosehead prop’s next stop is Argentina.
# warm fuzzies
Touching video of dolphin being rescued off Achill Island
Could this be Fungi’s heir apparent?
# Serving a porpoise
MMA fighter goes to wedding, saves a dolphin
Pretty standard stuff, really.
# fin fun
Hero dolphins swim with a man to protect him from sharks
So long and thanks for all the fish.
# fun with fungi
WATCH: Cheery Fungi the Dolphin plays with boaters in Dingle Bay
Some new footage of our old friend Fungi shows he’s as playful as ever.
# taiji
Japan's Prime Minister defends "ancient practice" of dolphin hunting
The annual catch and killing of dolphins at Taiji has sparked global criticism.
# Japan
Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism
The hunt in the fishing village of Taiji in western Japan has come under international criticism and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film “The Cove”.
# kerrygold-en years
Incredible new footage shows age-defying Fungi in flying form
Dingle’s most famous resident is normally a solitary animal, but he’s been splashing about with a couple of old friends for the last few days….
# fungi and friends
A Fungi to hang out with... Dingle dolphin and friends splash about in the bay
Party animals!
# my club
All you’ll ever need to know about Dolphin Rugby Club
We delve deep into the history of a club that produced rugby stars for Munster, Ireland and the Lions.
# Cheers mate
Watch this baby dolphin thank the fisherman that frees it from a plastic bag
It’ll warm the cockles and mussels of your heart.
# Fungi
Fungi gave this American couple in Dingle an awful fright
Fungi might be nearing retirement, but he’s pulling out all the stops for The Gathering.
# dolphins
Scientists discover new species of dolphin
The Wildlife Conservation Society said it was a significant finding as identifying a new mammal species is rare.
# beneath the waves
'Surfing dolphin' pic scoops prestigious award for Clare-based photographer
The spectacular bottlenose photo was taken in one of the most “intimidating” and “surf-heavy” spots on the Irish coast, the photographer says.
# be nice now
China is worried about how their citizens behave when on holidays
The nation’s state-run television CCTV even a ran a series of programs aimed at encouraging good manners and acceptance of foreign customs when abroad.