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Dolphins dodging Shell in Broadhaven Bay
mayo | environment | news report Tuesday August 17, 2010 12:34 by JM
Shell contracted vessels ignore safety procedures once again on the proposed Corrib gas project.
Several times a day there is a mini convoy that shoots back and forth between Ballyglass and Rossport, and this traffic intensifies at knocking-off time in the evening.
Early risers in Glengad last Sunday morning (15/08/2010) were greeted by about two-dozen dolphins frolicking in the glorious sunshine. Several groups of porpoise and bottlenose dolphin are regular visitors to the Bay – a marine Special Area of Conservation – and they were making the most of the spell of good weather at the weekend, much to the delight of locals and assembled tourists.
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Photos of some of the vessels in the Bay.
The application for the current Foreshore Licence - approved by Minister Gormley - does not cover the extent of the works now underway, and makes no provision for vessels' conduct within Broadhaven Bay.