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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# strandings

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# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# north-west
Three beaked whales wash ashore in 'highly unusual' strandings
About 175 whale and dolphin strandings have been reported so far this year.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.