Killer whale strands in Waterford

31st Jan 2015

A 5m female killer whale was found yesterday, 30 January, at Saleen, near Tramore, Co. Waterford. The animal was in very fresh condition and all her teeth were very worn - this may have resulted in her death perhaps from malnutrition or infection. This is the 15th stranding for this species on the IWDG cetacean strandings database and the first since 4 October 2010 in Co. Mayo.