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IWDG Education and Outreach Officer Sibeal Reagan and IWDG Live Stranding Responder Gemma O’Connor and Stephanie Levesque IWDG Stranding Office carried out a live stranding course in Eachleim, Co. Mayo yesterday with an amazing group of people.
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HBIRL#24 from the IWDG Irish Humpback Whale Photo-id Catalogue checked out @nickmassett in Dingle Bay on 18 September. Sometimes you wonder who is surveying who ? #IWDGReportingApp

A post-mortem examination carried out by Jim Donovan and Sarah O'Mara from the RVL Cork and IWDG's Mags Daly confirmed that "Nick" the solitary dolphin found dead in Cork Harbour died from the injuries he sustained from a boat propeller. See full story on https://facebook.com/IrishWhaleandDolphinGroup/posts/10157870484346933

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HBIRL#24 from the IWDG Irish Humpback Whale Photo-id Catalogue checked out @nickmassett in Dingle Bay on 18 September. Sometimes you wonder who is surveying who ? #iwdgreportingapp#whaletrackireland ... See MoreSee Less
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IWDG Education and Outreach Officer Sibeal Reagan and IWDG Live Stranding Responder Gemma O’Connor and myself carried out a live stranding course in Eachleim, Co. Mayo yesterday with an amazing group of people. Gemma gets many strandings in her area and asked us to help her train a team of responders to assist in the future, and we were happy to oblige ! Please report any strandings, live or dead, either via the IWDG Reporting App or via the website iwdg.ie/iwdg-reporting-app/Thanks again to everyone present yesterday for making the course a great success, and to the town of Eachleim for allowing us to host the course in your lovely community center ! Stephanie Levesque IWDG Stranding Officer#livestranding #education #outreach#research #iwdg ... See MoreSee Less
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Update on Nick, the solitary-sociable dolphin that died recently in Cork Harbour. .@shannon_dolphin_project shared a video of Nick in April, where he was seen off Kinsale. Yesterday Dr. Jim O'Donovan and Sarah O'Mara from the Regional Veterinary Lab in Cork and Mags Daly from IWDG’s @shannon_dolphin_project volunteered their time to perform a post mortem on Nick. As Nick's most recent stranding location was difficult to access the post mortem had to be completed in-situ. The tide was against us so we could only complete a partial post mortem. We were able to establish a preliminary cause of death, he died from the injuries he sustained from a boat propeller. I will post another update once we have the finalised post mortem report. Nick is the 3rd solitary-sociable bottlenose dolphin to die recently from injuries they sustained from boat propellers. Zafar in the Netherlands in May 2020 and Danny in England in October 2020. While we understand it's exciting when you encounter dolphins care is needed when in their presence. I have seen several instances this summer that has caused me grave concern for our own population of dolphins in the Shannon and along the Clare and Kerry coasts, such as jet skis and boats travelling at high speeds in an unpredictable course, in known hot spots for the Shannon Dolphins, and their calves. See the original post on Nick's stranding. www.facebook.com/IrishWhaleandDolphinGroup/posts/10157870484346933Mags DalyShannon Dolphin Project ManagerIrish Whale and Dolphin Group ... See MoreSee Less
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