Switch to full style
This forum is for general discussion related to Angling. Areas covered would include Media Reports, Conservation Issues and the promotion of the sport.
Post a reply

What is this?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:08 pm

Any ideas what this is? Washed up on dollymount. About a meter long.
20180726_195602.jpg (48.82 KiB) Viewed 688 times

Re: What is this?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:30 pm

porpoise calf - probably got caught in all the dredgers!!!

Re: What is this?

Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:36 am

Another why we should have to ban the dredging for mussel's on the east coast sign the petition here=
https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/reverse- ... -spat-seedmickser

Re: What is this?

Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:41 pm

So are you saying that a dredge about 4 ft long and a 1.5ft opening that works the bottom of the sea bed for 5 to 10 minutes at a time catches and kills porpoises? Really?


Re: What is this?

Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:08 am

All publicity is good publicity, what do you think Caz as a viable reason for it. Super trawler nets, low frequency sonar, starvation, plastic ??? what is most likely - there always seems to be a spike in the winter months when the super trawlers are off the west coast.

Re: What is this?

Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:35 pm

I have no idea what killed it. It could have been natural causes just as easily and certainly more likely than a shellfish dredge.

I would encourage any angler that finds a dead cetacean to report it to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group or to the UCC mammalian research group



If its fresh enough and within reach UCC will actually retrieve the body and conduct a post mortem. Then we can really have an idea as to why it died.


Re: What is this?

Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:09 pm

My grandad lived in that area since the 1930s and has always told me stories of finding porpoises and all sorts stranded as the tide goes out. I think there is still a porpoise in the the national history museum that him and his friends found in the 40s

Re: What is this?

Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:52 pm

There seems to be a good few porpoises around that area. Last Thursday and Monday just gone I was out off Howth and they were cruising up and down all the time I was there.

Re: What is this?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:09 pm

Looks a porpoise
Post a reply