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Remarkable weekend for whale watchers in Ireland

Image credit:RTE Website

The Hook Head area was the location last week for some of the most remarkable large marine life activity ever witnessed in Ireland. These pictures from RTE.ie show a humpback whale breaching, with common dolphins, harbour porpoises and fin whales also present in the area.  The activity was witnessed by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group who also succesfully recovered a sample of whale flesh which will allow genetic analysis of the whale’s gender. Such information is of exceptional value given the humpbacks’ threatened status.

Read more about the event on the iwdg.ie website.

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