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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -3°C

# Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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# clonea strand
The Arctic walrus is back in Ireland - this time, bobbing off the Waterford coastline
The walrus was spotted lounging on rocks off Valentia Island in March. Now he’s at Clonea Strand.
# Fin Whale
Whale spotted in River Liffey found dead near Dublin Port
The Fin whale was spotted in Dublin port on Wednesday.
# blasket islands
20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together
They were first spotted off the coast of Cork in 1999.
# streedagh strand
Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'
A local councillor in Sligo said appropriate measures will be taken to investigate the matter and remove the whale.
# north-west
Three beaked whales wash ashore in 'highly unusual' strandings
About 175 whale and dolphin strandings have been reported so far this year.
# Whale Watch
West Cork whale watchers are being treated to large gatherings during 'low season'
Whale activity has increased since April with a number of humpback whales spotted off the West Cork coast.
# strandings
Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels
Dr Simon Berrow from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group called the figures “unprecedented”.
# Close Encounters
'We're gonna need a bigger boat': Sailing coach unfazed during encounter with basking shark in Skerries
Kerri-Ann Boylan and her students had a close encounter with a shark on Sunday morning.
# strandings
Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast
Marine enthusiasts say rising numbers of dolphins appear to be drowning after getting caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast.
# Leona
A turtle that washed up on a beach in Clare is being flown to Gran Canaria
It took a year to nurse Leona back to health.
# Pollution
Cut up your six pack rings warns IWDG after dolphin death in Cork
A piece of plastic debris wrapped around its beak preventing it from feeding.
# Beached
Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach
The pod of pilot whales have become stranded for a second time today.
# Co Clare
Group of children free dolphin trapped in rockpool
The mammal – believed to be a striped dolphin – became stuck in shallow water in rocks on Kilkee Beach.
# Co Clare
Swimmers in Clare are being warned "don't swim with this dolphin!"
It follows several incidents in which people were rammed and injured. One woman was medivaced home to Germany after an encounter with the mammal.
# fungie beag
VIDEO: Baby porpoise rescued after becoming stranded on Dublin beach
The porpoise was taken back out into open water by a coast guard crew.
# Whale
Washed-up 35-foot sperm whale dies in Waterford
A sperm whale which washed up on a beach near Dungarvan had no hope of survival, and died earlier this morning.
# Flipper
Beware of the dolphins! Expert tells swimmers not to 'act the maggot'
Dolphins are living off Donegal – but an expert has warned the species has killed people “if they act the maggot”.
# Whale
Don't cross the path of the while, says marine body