Swimmers Warned To Stay Away From Dolphin

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A viral video of a dolphin, which is a regular visitor to the shores of North Clare, has prompted a warning for swimmers to stay away from dolphins this summer.

The video was shot off of Inis Oirr, and shows a snorkeler rubbing the belly of Dusty the Dolphin.

But Dusty, who has often been seen in the Doolin area in particular, has attacked humans in the past – including a woman left with broken bones.


Dr. Simon Berrow, of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, says always keep your distance from dolphins.