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Celtic Mist readying for upcoming season

Celtic Mist annually make over is well under way with great help from IWDG members. She was lifted Friday afternoon after Finbarr O’Connell and ...

24th Apr 2017

Probable “Bowhead” whale off the Stags, West Cork 17th April 2017

Probable “Bowhead” whale off the Stags, West Cork 17th April 2017. On Monday 17th April morning Whale Watch boat the MV Holly Jo left R...

18th Apr 2017

IWDG team join the Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey - Marine Mammal Report

Updated 9 April 2017 This year’s blue whiting acoustic survey began far off the Southwest coast on the Porcupine Bank. To get there we swappe...

8th Apr 2017

First humpback report of year reported to IWDG off Beara

Report II,  Update 5th April 2017 Great news today from our MMO Officer, Patrick Lyne who has reported the first humpback whale of the 2017/18...

5th Apr 2017

Common dolphins live strand in Cloghane, Co. Kerry

Four Common dolphins were stranded in Cloghane estuary at 11am on March 30th. Locals had noticed the four dolphins foraging as the tide was going out ...

30th Mar 2017

Strandings Network Meeting, Sat. 25th March, Kilrush

IWDG members are invited to attend our Strandings Network Meeting, which will include updates on strandings from around the country, the work of the t...

25th Mar 2017

Dolphin deaths in Ireland at record levels in 2017 UPDATE - 21 March 2017

UPDATE 21 MARCH 2017 IWDG received a letter from Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys following ou...

21st Mar 2017

Whale Tales evening and new IWDG West Clare Group

Our Whale Tales and Dolphin evening at the Sweeney Culturlann Library, Kilkee, was a great success on Friday night. The evening included a series of t...

5th Mar 2017

IWDG at the Dive Ireland International Expo, Athlone

The IWDG will be at the Dive Ireland International Expo in Athlone this weekend, March 4th and 5th. Come visit our stand and find out about whale ...

4th Mar 2017

Static Acoustic Monitoring array deployed in Dublin Bay

The IWDG is contracted by Dublin Port to deliver a Marine Mammal Mitigation Plan as part of the Alexandra Basin Re-Development. This plan involves mon...

25th Jan 2017

Identity of porpoise killers known to IWDG

On Jan 16th 2017 there was quite remarkable footage (below) and stills taken from Cork Harbour mouth which showed a pair of bottlenose dolphins attack...

24th Jan 2017
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