All whales on Falcarragh beach now expected to die

whales2Eight whales have now died in Falcarragh after thirteen of the animals became stranded on beach yesterday.

The remaining five surviving pilot whales are said to be very weak and are going to be allowed to die of natural causes.

Up to 100 locals gathered at Balliness Beach yesterday to join a rescue effort after a walker spotted the thirteen stranded animals.

These locals who were on the beach yesterday, spoke of how sad the situation had become.

Meanwhile, Local Cllr Seamus O'Domnhaill has appealed to the public not to come near Balliness beach this morning.

He says the Environment Agency want the whales left alone, so that they can now die of natural causes: