June 2014

Discovery of ‘Dragonfish’ in River Suck Highlights Danger of Illegal Aquarium Releases to Native Wildlife

The recent discovery by a local angler of the decaying remains of an exotic fish specimen in the River Suck at Correen Ford in the Midlands has raised further concern of the threat to our native wildlife from aquarium releases by otherwise well-meaning individuals. This latest discovery followed by that of a Yellow-bellied Slider turtle […]

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Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle found on the River Maigue

An unusual discovery was made on the River Maigue on Wednesday, 18th June, by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) officers: a yellow-bellied slider turtle. The male turtle was found in the tidal waters of the River Maigue at Adare Village. It is native to the South Eastern United States, Florida and Virginia. The reptiles are common

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