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Dolphin and a Pilot Whale washed up on separate beaches in Wexford

Dolphin and a Pilot Whale washed up on separate beaches in Wexford

A dolphin washed up on a beach in Courtown, Ireland and was found by a man who was out walking. A Pilot Whale washed up on another beach in Co Wexford.

The latest discovery of a whale washed up in Fethard is interesting and follows the Swiss discovery of a rare shark. It poses many questions about what sorts of animals are inhabiting the area, especially since it's not confirmed the species found in Ireland is new to science.





Analyses of the 14-foot-long smalltooth sand tiger show that its size is at the upper end of its size limits estimated by Trinity College scientists.

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin were surprised to see this bird in Wexford, as it was thought to be distributed only as far north as the Bay of Biscay in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Dr Payne, a shark expert at Trinity College Dublin, was notified of the stranding 10 days ago. He said “The size of the shark was amazing!” when he examined it. Scientists took samples in order to figure out why the shark died and Dr Payne's thoughts were that the disappearance period should be longer given how large it was