Posted by JDP on October 17, 2000 at 09:56:03:
In Reply to: Re: Shark Lorries posted by murrisk on October 15, 2000 at 22:54:32:
Very interesting information on the shark industry Murrisk. I do`nt know who actually processed the carcasses but the feedstuff processors in the area were Murphy`s in Ballina.
I do`nt know if excursions in the hope of seeing basking sharks would be attractive to tourists. The numbers ( of sharks) are scarce and while they are placid they are not as entertaining as orcas or humpbacks as they never breach the surface.
Bottlenosed dolphins are the revenue generators on the west coast- Fungi of Dingle Harbour being the most famous. I have had the pleasure of scuba diving and snorkelling with Fungi and it is fascinating to go into this powerful animals environment and not feel any fear. Whatever it is , but nobody seems to have any fear. So what a pity a dolphin has`nt taken up residence in Clew Bay. There are two other known groups of dolphins on the west coast- at Doolin and in the Shannon Estuary,so they are getting closer! There is a water bus operating in Killary Harbour now which is proving quite popular.
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