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Ireland 'Distressed and sick' fin whale spotted in River Liffey during Storm Lorenzo has died at Dublin Port

16:00  04 october  2019
16:00  04 october  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Whale spotted swimming around River Liffey

  Whale spotted swimming around River Liffey Whale spotted swimming around River LiffeyThe creature, which is believed to be a minke whale, was seen around lunchtime today by Stenna Berth in Dublin Port.

What is believed to be a whale has been spotted in the River Liffey near the opening to Dublin Bay. The sighting was reported at lunchtime today at the Stena Line berth in Dublin Port . The animal is estimated to be 20 foot in length. There she/he blows . spotted in the Liffey .

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Fin Whale blowing off the California coast © Catalyst Images Fin Whale blowing off the California coast A whale which was spotted swimming around River Liffey on Wednesday has been found dead at Dublin Port on Friday morning.

The 'oceanic fin whale' was spotted by a Dublin Port worker this morning at around 10am.

a boat parked on the side of a road: Whale swimming around Dublin's Liffey © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Whale swimming around Dublin's Liffey A spokeswoman for Dublin Port Edel Currie told Dublin Live that the whale was most likely "sick and distressed" and this is the reason why it found its way to Dublin shores.

She said: "We are still trying to gather information ourselves. We have contacted the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for more information but at the moment there's not a whole lot.

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A whale was spotted in the river Liffey on Wednesday afternoon. Pic: Twitter @BereIslandFerry. The Irish Whale and Dolphin group posted about the ‘While it could be a minke ( whale ), it could as easily be any of a suite of whales such as a juvenile fin or sei whale or even a northern bottlenose whale .

Experts say a whale spotted blowing water in Dublin Port is confused, stressed and will most likely die . Teams are trying to figure out what type of whale it is, after it was first noticed by walkers at Sutton Beach on Tuesday. Since then, it has moved to between boats and ships at the mouth of the Liffey .

"It was one of our own workers who spotted it. We were told that the whale was sick and distressed and that's why it came into the Port in the first place. It's such sad news."

Stock image of fin whale swimming in the Atlantic © Catalyst Images Stock image of fin whale swimming in the Atlantic Edel added that she didn't think the recent weather events correlated with the condition of the whale and its reasons for coming into Dublin Port.

Stock image of fin whale swimming in the Atlantic © Catalyst Images Stock image of fin whale swimming in the Atlantic

It is believed that the whale's remains will stay in the sea and will not be removed as Dublin Port continue to assess the situation.

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Since then, the whale has moved to between ships and boats in Dublin Port . Teams on the ground are trying to figure out what type of whale it is, so they can Experts are now trying to confirm if the one spotted this week is a fin whale or sei whale . Boats are being asked to give the whale extra space.

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