Striped Dolphin at Lahinch

Nov 12, 2012   //   by Caitriona   //   Callouts  //  No Comments


Following a report of a striped Dolphin struggling on the beach at Lahinch, some members of Doolin Coast Guard Unit were tasked to assist members of the public who were trying to assist the Dolphin. Dolphin Watch were contacted and gave some advice . Several attempts were made to take the dolphin out to deeper water on the floating stretcher but he was too unwell and repeatedly returned to shore. Later a vet arrived on scene and the Dolphin was put down after many attempts to re float it had failed.

photos courtesy of Ken O’Sullivan

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