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Otter searching for fish in seaweed, Clew Bay Special Area of Conservation, County Mayo

Otter swimming in coastal lagoon, near Westport, County Mayo.

Filmed 12/12/2015 when this saline coastal lagoon level was at a high level after a flood of heavy rain.The Otter is an animal listed on Annex IV and Annex II(b) of the Habitats Directive and are strictly protected wherever they occur in the country, whether inside a Natura 2000 site or outside.Known in the Irish language as An Madra Uisce (pronounced Mad-ra, Ish - ka) and Dobhar-chĂș (Do-Bar-Coo, Gaelige/Irish language) or Water Dog and Water Hound

Minke whale stranded at Omey Island, County Galway 25/11/2015

Ireland's wild Atlantic way - Dusty the Dolphin, Inisheer, County Galway 24/07/2015

Ireland's wild Atlantic way - Otter fishing in Rossport, County Mayo

Ireland's wild Atlantic way - Sperm whale stranded in Dorriel, Ballycroy, County Mayo February 2014

Ireland's wild Atlantic way - Fin whale stranded in Achill Island, County Mayo February 2014

Ireland's wild Atlantic way - Coastal otters in Clew Bay, County Mayo 2013