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Whale trapped in Wicklow harbour

The Sowerby’s beaked whale is usually found in deep water, more often in the Atlantic.

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(Joe Giddens/PA).

(Joe Giddens/PA).

(Joe Giddens/PA).

A distressed whale in Wicklow harbour is expected to die, experts have said.

It is stranded near a sailing club after losing its bearings, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) added.

The Sowerby’s beaked whale is usually found in deep water, more often in the Atlantic.

The IWDG said: “Euthanasia might be an option if we can find a vet prepared to attempt.

“National Parks and Wildlife Service will support recovery for post-mortem.

“Thanks to Coastguard for their help.”

PA