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What is this?

Postby ecleary » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:08 pm

Any ideas what this is? Washed up on dollymount. About a meter long.
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Re: What is this?

Postby corbyeire » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:30 pm

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

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Re: What is this?

Postby mickser » 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
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Re: What is this?

Postby Caz-Galway » 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?

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Re: What is this?

Postby corbyeire » 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.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Caz-Galway » 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

http://www.iwdg.ie/

https://www.ucc.ie/en/afdc/researchareas/marinemammals/

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.

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Re: What is this?

Postby ShaneH » 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
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Re: What is this?

Postby herefishyfishy » 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.
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