WATCH: Footage emerges of whale spotted in Dublin's River Liffey
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WATCH: Footage emerges of whale spotted in Dublin's River Liffey

FOOTAGE has surfaced which apparently shows a minke whale swimming in the River Liffey.

It was sighted at the Stena berth in Dublin port near the opening to Dublin Bay on Wednesday morning.

Initial reports suggest the whale was around 20ft in length.

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Jimmy Murray, who works in the area, described the scene as a 'very unusual occurrence', according to FM104.

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"It's rare enough to see a basking shark in the area, but he's never seen a whale before so far up the river. He said the whale was most probably feeding and will likely head out to sea again," he said.

These whales are usually found in the North Atlantic Ocean. Females can reach an average length of eight and a half metres, while males typically grow to around eight metres in length.

Though, whale sightings are rare this close to the shore, let alone in the middle of Dublin bay, and it's currently unclear how the whale ended up in the Liffey.

Though no official confirmation has been made on the exact nature of the creature, footage appears to show a plume of vapour coming out of a blow-hole of sorts.

So it was either a whale, or a dolphin on steroids.

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Either way, entertaining stuff.