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Launch of 25th Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary Anniversary Cruise on 7th May

The launch of the 25th Anniversary Santuary Cruise will be on Saturday 7th May in Fenit, Co Kerry.    29 March 2016 IWDG are please...

29th Apr 2016

Sandeels attract humpbacks and more to West Kerry

On April 9th Ciaran Cronin reported a humpback whale off Bray Head, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry. This was an early Kerry humpback sighting, but wasn&rs...

21st Apr 2016

IWDG film Humpback whales of Cape Verde; Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Dublin; Thursday 21 April

Next showing of the new documentary about the IWDG Expedition to Cape Verde in September 2014 in search of a new breeding grounds for humpback whales ...

16th Apr 2016

1st tagging and sampling of basking sharks in 2016

Report III April 14 2016 Successfully tagged five basking sharks off Kilkee, Co Clare on Wednesday with individually numbered coloured tags. Also o...

15th Apr 2016

Return of humpbacks to West Kerry

IWDG recieved our 1st humpback whale report of the 2016 large whale season from Ciaran Cronin, of Wildeye on Saturday morning, April 9th from Valentia...

11th Apr 2016

Bottlenose Dolphin at Nimmo’s Pier, Galway!

At present, Nimmo’s Pier, in the heart of Galway city, is alive with wildlife! A bottlenose dolphin, believed to be semi resident in the area, h...

27th Mar 2016

Kerry humpbacks on ITV Fri 25th at 8:00pm

    On Friday evening 25th March at 8:00pm on ITV, you’ll have an opportunity to see watch spectacular aerial footage of...

23rd Mar 2016

Dolphin tracked throughout British Isles and beyond

Some of you may have had the pleasure of seeing the antics of the bottlenose dolphin, known as "Clet" during the summer of 2014, when betwee...

21st Mar 2016

Record Levels of Dead Common Dolphins Continue to Strand On Irish Coast. UPDATED 11 March

Updated 11 March 2016 Recorded deaths of common dolphins on the west coast of Ireland between 1 January and today’s date (11 March) in 2...

11th Mar 2016

IWDG featured on Mooney Goes Wild Sunday 21 February

Dr Simon Berrow, Chief Science Officer and Acting CEO of the IWDG, will feature on RTE Radio 1 Mooney Goes Wild between 10-11pm this Sunday (21 Feb) e...

21st Feb 2016

Harbour porpoises: a week highlight

There will always for some very obvious reasons be a bias towards reporting of the larger whale species such as the fin and humpback whales along the ...

13th Feb 2016
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