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Dolphin deaths in Ireland at record levels in 2017 UPDATE - 17 FEB 2017

UPDATE 17 FEBRUARY 2017: Unfortunately, IWDG can now confirm that up to today's date, 2017 is the worst year on record for cetacean strandings ...

17th Feb 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

IWDG Contribute to the Atlas of Mammals, 2010-2015

The new Mammal Atlas published this week by the National Biodiversity Data Centre and National Parks and Wildlife Service is a huge achievement. Comil...

23rd Jan 2017

IWDG submission to Disposal at Sea Licence Application by Arklow Energy Ltd

IWDG recently made a submission to the EPA regarding the application by Arkow Energy Ltd., Wicklow to to remove up to 99,999 wet tonnes of materi...

17th Jan 2017

Live stranding of 2 Common Dolphins in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

UPDATE: The latest news is that three common dolphins were found at Dungarvan but only two were still alive when found. Both of  the live ...

15th Jan 2017

Cause of deaths of porpoise and seals washed up at Ardmore, Co Waterford

IWDG learnt about a number of seals and a cetacean washed up at Ardmore Co Waterford on Monday. We sent down a local member of our Strandings Network,...

13th Jan 2017

3 Common dolphins live strand in Tarbert, Co Kerry

Mick O’Connell, Strandings Officer with the IWDG is a lovely man but when you see his name pop up on your phone early on a Sunday morning, you k...

8th Jan 2017

IWDG appoint General Manager and Communications Officer

The IWDG are delighted to announce we have appointed Lorraine Bull as our new General Manager and Communications Officer. Lorraine has been a mem...

7th Jan 2017

Large whales move east along the Celtic Sea

A little bit closer to home than Sri Lanka..... Recent sighting reports to IWDG suggest that the annual eastward movement of large whales, namely f...

5th Jan 2017

New Year with the Blue Whales of Sri Lanka

This year I have been fortune enough to spend my Christmas and New Year travelling through South India and Sri Lanka.  It has been an amazing exp...

4th Jan 2017
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