Talk at Poolbeg Yacht Club, 8 pm, Jan 11th 2018

11th Jan 2018

Whales and Dolphins in Ireland: Current knowledge and new Discoveries

Dr Simon Berrow, founder member of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and Head of Science, will discuss the rich community of whales, dolphins and porpoises found in Irish waters and share some findings of new studies on whales and dolphins in Ireland from inshore to offshore waters, from coastal to deep-diving species and discuss what we need to find out in order to conserve these magnificent creatures. 

Simon is also a full-time lecturer at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, teaching on the Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology degree and runs the long-term Shannon Dolphin Study on bottlenose dolphins in the Shannon Estuary. Simon has worked on whales and dolphins since 1989 largely in Ireland but is also involved in a humpback whale study in Cape Verde and spent 2.5 years on South Georgia with the British Antarctic Survey. 

The talk will be held at 8 pm at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club in Ringsend, Dublin. And is being hosted by the Friends of Glenua. 

 Entry is €5 as the event is in aid of the RNLI.