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From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths Washed Up

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths

Since the beginning of August, a minimum of 19 Cuvier’s beaked whales washed up dead on the Irish coast.

From TheJournal.ie Record number of dead beaked whales washed ashore in Ireland this month Something Fishy

Record number of dead beaked whales washed ashore in Ireland this month

During the same period at least 13 were found in Scotland and two in Iceland.

From TheJournal.ie Concern sonar may be causing strandings as seven more whale deaths reported West Coast

Concern sonar may be causing strandings as seven more whale deaths reported

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group believes that sonar has played a role in the recent strandings.

From TheJournal.ie Three beaked whales wash ashore in 'highly unusual' strandings North-west

Three beaked whales wash ashore in 'highly unusual' strandings

About 175 whale and dolphin strandings have been reported so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels Strandings

Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels

Dr Simon Berrow from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group called the figures “unprecedented”.

From TheJournal.ie 56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year Record Number

56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year

This is the highest number at this stage of the year since records began.

From TheJournal.ie Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast Strandings

Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast

Marine enthusiasts say rising numbers of dolphins appear to be drowning after getting caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast.

From TheJournal.ie Why are there mass strandings of sea lions in California? Mammal Rescue

Why are there mass strandings of sea lions in California?

One sea lion pup even turned up seven miles inland at a mobile phone shop.