A dolphin was spotted in Dublin's Liffey River on Wednesday morning
Dublin welcomed a new kind of visitor on Wednesday morning when a dolphin was spotted in the city’s Liffey River.
Yes, a dolphin.
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Perhaps the strong gusts of wind credited to Storm Diana blew the dolphin astray? Or maybe the dolphin was headed to the big city to do a spot of Christmas shopping?
A lot of people were wondering if the Dublin dolphin was perhaps a relative of Fungie, Ireland's other famous dolphin who lives off the coast of Dingle in Co Kerry.
But on Facebook, The Irish Dolphin and Whale Group said the Dublin dolphin is a short-beaked common dolphin, a different species than Fungie.
The IDWG also noted that the Dublin dolphin appeared to be in good health and that spectators should not interfere with it.
14:15 Pm: Last seen by IWDG marine ecologist Clowie Russell approx 13:40 outside Liberty Hall (SIPTU building), where it...
Publiée par Irish Whale and Dolphin Group sur Mercredi 28 novembre 2018
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On Twitter, users were quick to share their glimpses of the Dublin dolphin:
Dolphin in the liffey this morning #dolphin #dublin pic.twitter.com/hH0kuMZ7Nz— Darren Farrelly (@DarrenFarrelly1) November 28, 2018
EXTRA EXTRA DOLPHIN IN THE LIFFEY pic.twitter.com/Hmd3LfwQ63— sohotsospicy (@pronounced_eefa) November 28, 2018
So... eh... there’s a dolphin in the Liffey. pic.twitter.com/DXMDFC5npd— Nicky Ryan (@NickyRyan_) November 28, 2018
Yup... Definitely a #Dolphin in the #Liffey. Was heading back out towards sea when I saw it. pic.twitter.com/bQaBUN9t2o— 傻瓜 (@irishshagua) November 28, 2018
A dolphin enjoying the waters of the River Liffey today. #Dublin pic.twitter.com/Zcm4pQXRTK— tim carey (@tim_carey1) November 28, 2018
Dubs delighted with sight of a Dolphin in the Liffey #DolphinWatch pic.twitter.com/CB5YRf2L6X— Kacey O'Riordan (@KaceyORiordan) November 28, 2018
@Niamhk Dolphin in the liffey, news lady. pic.twitter.com/uAb2K2UaTV— cubistfunk (@cubistfunk) November 28, 2018
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