Common dolphin live stranded in Co Mayo

20th Aug 2007

A common dolphin live stranded on Old Head beach near Louisburgh this morning.

It was attended by Eoin McGreal of the National Parks and Wildlife Serrvice, Brian Moran and Mike O'Sullivan of the Irish Coastguard Westport unit and Crossmolina vet Siobhan O Malley.

Efforts to refloat the dolphin did not suceed due to its weakened state and the animal was euthanased.

National Parks Wildlife Ranger Eoin McGreal assisted by Mayo Irish Coastguard Westport Unit Brian Moran (left), Mike O'Sullivan, Mary Ryan (hat), Seamus Geraghty and Victor Burke brought the dolphin ashore for veterinary attention.

National Parks Wildlife Ranger Eoin McGreal assisted by Mayo Irish Coastguard Westport Unit Brian Moran (left), Mike O'Sullivan, Mary Ryan (hat), Seamus Geraghty and Victor Burke bring a live stranded dolphin ashore for vetinary attention. Photo Shay Fennelly/Aquaphoto 20/08/2007


Shay Fennelly