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The dolphin has been swimming around the River Liffey in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Paddy Logue

A dolphin has been spotted swimming in the river Liffey in Dublin on Wednesday morning. A number of people have taken to social media to share videos(...)

Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun and see the ancient Pyramids and timeworn Sphinx with a visit to Egypt.

Historic heroes and present day paradise Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun and see the ancient Pyramids and timeworn Sphinx with a visit to Egypt. (...)

A Spotted Ray (Raja montagui) eggcase sighted on Carratigue Beach in Co Mayo. This is one of Ireland’s more common species of egg-laying skate

There’s a buzz around citizen science at the moment with growing numbers of people keen to report on the presence or absence of everything from fish t(...)

A  basking shark breaching off Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph:  Youen Jacob/Provision

Nic Slocum stands at the helm of The Voyager, lifts a pair of binoculars to his eyes and scans the sea. He’s looking for whales. If Moby Dick is your (...)

A humpback whale off Union Hall, Co Cork. Photograph: Padraig Whooley/Cork Whale Watch

Ireland’s whale-watching season has now extended from a one- to a “three-season” activity, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group sightings co-ordinator Pádrai(...)

A still photograph from YouTube showing a member of the public attempting to play with Dusty the dolphin last year.

A team of marine experts will be deployed to Doolin tomorrow to ensure that Dusty the Dolphin and other marine life are not hurt during a series of pl(...)

The whale became stranded on Keel Beach on Christmas Eve but died a few hours later. Photograph: Paula Gallagher

A 20-metre fin whale which became stranded on a beach in Achill Island has died.The whale became stranded on Keel Beach on Christmas Eve but died a fe(...)

A bottlenose dolphin off Seapoint, Co Dublin yesterday. File photograph: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

If it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, it’s no wind at all that is nirvana for whale and dolphin watchers.The pod of dolphins caught on underwate(...)

A screengrab from a video of a swimmer with Dusty the dolphin in Doolin last year. Photograph via YouTube

A swimmer was injured by a dolphin in Co Clare last night in the fourth such incident involving the same animal in a month.Despite repeated warnings f(...)

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