16 November 2018

Stranded Pilot Whales on Rutland Island

Reports have come into WWWC this afternoon of around 30 Pilot Whales having stranded on a beach in Donegal off Rutland Island. There animals are thought to be mainly mothers and calves which is very sad. There are no survivors.

It is thought that these may be part of a group seen feeding in the waters off Aranmore Island during this past few days.

The cause of this mass stranding is unclear.



  1. How utterly, utterly upsetting. Mass slaughter by humans is just the worst but when 30 beach up of their own accord it just seems so finally tragic.

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