A DOLPHIN has been spotted swimming in Dublin's River Liffey amid the rough weather conditions brought on by Storm Diana.
The creature was first seen this morning swimming in circles in the Mansion House and Customs House Quay areas of Dublin city centre.
The DSPCA says it's likely the stormy weather has confused the mammal's sonar and a number of people have been in contact with them about the sightings.
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"We have received information from experts that this is not an uncommon thing, especially in weather like this," said Gillian Bird of the DSPCA.
"It seems like his sonar is acting up a bit, because of all the silt that comes up from the bottom of the Liffey.
"He is swimming in circles, but he's actually OK and will go back out to sea - so please don't interfere with him."
There is a #dolphin on the #riverliffey we have spoken to a member of the Marine Animal Rescue. The weather is affecting his sonar, he should return by himself but the situation will be monitored over the next day or so #retweet #wednesdaythoughts #dublin pic.twitter.com/Oo5xWUUJqI
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Last week, two killer whales were spotted off the Irish coast near Dublin Bay.
Incredible footage of the two Orcas was uploaded to Facebook by John Leonard, a shipwright operating out of Howth Harbour.
A pair of whales were previously spotted east of Ireland's Eye back on October 30.