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Pollution Threat to Dolphins and Killer Whales in Ireland and Europe

Bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins and Killer whales are still under huge threat due to persistent pollutants accumulated in their bodies. A new st...

1st Feb 2016

Humpback whale Night in Clonakilty a success.

Last night's humpback whale presentation by IWDG Sightings Officer Padraig Whooley, Cape Verdes film, Q&A in Clonakilty Library was a great su...

28th Jan 2016

Fishing for Litter initiative welcomed by the IWDG

Excellent initiative by the Irish fishing industry and BIM to start addressing the serious issue of marine debris. http://www.irishexaminer.com/far...

26th Jan 2016

Sperm whales strand on North Sea coasts

During the last couple of weeks, 16 male sperm whales have stranded on North Sea coasts of the UK, Holland and Germany. While not unusual for male spe...

25th Jan 2016

IWDG Northern Ireland Branch Hosting Effort Watch Training Day

IWDG Northern Ireland branch will host a Cetacean Effort Watch Training Day on Saturday 6th February at the Co. Antrim Yacht Club in Whitehe...

23rd Jan 2016

Humpback and fin whales off the Irish Southeast

You'll see from the Recent Sightings on the left side of this website's homepage a sample list of the 10 most recent validated sightings from ...

20th Jan 2016

Bottlenose dolphins return to South Dublin Jan 2016....update

Report 18th Jan 2016...... We've had no further sighting updates in almost 2 weeks now of the South Dublin group of 3 bottlenose dolphins. But ...

18th Jan 2016

Common dolphins in the River Lee - Update 18 Jan 2016

On Jan 14th we saw a Facebook post regarding dolphins at Passage West in Cork Hbr area, and as per protocol we requested that a sighting form be compl...

16th Jan 2016

Packed audience at launch of IWDG/Canola film on humpback whales

A packed audience attended the launch of the new IWDG/Canola Film Productions documentary on The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde.This film document the ...

13th Jan 2016

IWDG film starts unique library tour in the Lexicon

Canola Pictures in association with The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will premiere the film The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde as part of a uni...

2nd Jan 2016

Cuvier’s Beaked Whale washed up in Doonbeg, Co Clare

One of the last strandings of 2015 proved to be one of the more interesting. A whale reported by a number of locals in west Clare turned out to be a j...

2nd Jan 2016
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