Clare Dolphins Among World’s Healthiest

Irish authorities are being encouraged to keep Clare waters clean to ensure the continued health of our dolphin population. 

New research, published in the Scientific Reports journal, suggests that while Ireland's dolphin population is among the healthiest in Europe, pollution is posing a threat to them. 


Biopsy samples from 8 dolphins from the Shannon Estuary were included in a global investigation of dolphin and whale populations. 

Dr Simon Berrow, Project Manager with the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation says the animals are a huge asset to the county and the region and we must ensure that the are protected.