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Dubliners urged to share any photos or videos after Whale spotted in River Liffey

A whale has been spotted in the River Liffey near Dublin Port. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group ...
Michael Staines
Michael Staines

21.47 2 Oct 2019


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Dubliners urged to share any p...

Dubliners urged to share any photos or videos after Whale spotted in River Liffey

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

21.47 2 Oct 2019


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A whale has been spotted in the River Liffey near Dublin Port.

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) said it is investigating the sighting at the mouth of Dublin Bay.

The group said it is reviewing available photos and video footage in a bid to confirm what type of whale it is.

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IWDG Director Conal O'Flanagan said he believes it might be the same animal that was spotted near off Sutton yesterday.

He said he does not believe it is a minke whale as some spotters had speculated earlier.

“There is a visible blow and long back before a relatively small dorsal fin which suggests it’s not a minke whale,” he wrote online.

“IWDG need more images or video to validate the species.

“Either way the whale is likely to be disorientated and stressed and IWDG urge boat owners to give it space. Hopefully it will find its own way out but most likely will need some help.”

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The IWDG is calling on anyone who saw the whale or had photos to contact it.


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