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Sightings with images can make a real difference in our understanding of the Shannon Dolphin's movements.

If you have any images or videos taken of bottlenose dolphins around Kilkee this year we would be very grateful if you could submit them to us.

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Nutrient recycling in the ecosystem in crucial. That is why dead cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), whether at sea or on land, may not be a pleasant sight, but they are an excellent food source for surrounding wildlife. A single whale can feed an entire ecosystem for years!If you come across a stranded cetacean (whether it be dead or alive), please report it to IWDG so we can add it to our stranding database. If you feel a dead animal is in a high traffic area where it may become a public health concern, do contact the County Council to request its removal. Otherwise, please allow the animal to be left where it is and help the environment fulfill its natural nutrient cycling process!The attached photos are of a porpoise that was reported in Donegal last week. When initially reported, the carcass appeared to be in relatively good condition, and still had it's eyes (which is normally the first thing to go if there are birds around). The second photo was reported four days later (we are almost certain it is the same animal as it was in the exact same location as the previous one). We can see the very quick level of deterioration documented here which goes to show what an important food source this animal was to the local wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less
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The IWDG new FREE Reporting App is the fastest way to enter your reports and its downloadable on the App store for iPhones and on the Google Play store for Android or via the Iwdg website at iwdg.ie/iwdg-reporting-app/#iwdg#strandings#sightings#speciesindentification#loveyoursea#marineprotectedareasSightings with images can make a real difference in our understanding of the Shannon Dolphin's movements. If you have any images or videos taken of bottlenose dolphins around Kilkee this year we would be very grateful if you could submit them to us. You can log your sighting through the IWDG Reporting App or through the website, iwdg.ie report a sighting. You can also contact us through our social media pages ... See MoreSee Less
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