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John O'Shea, Achill RIP

I drove to Achill Island today to pick up a dead dolphin for post-mortem.  Achill was one of the very first places I visited when I cam...

10th Nov 2018

Whale of a Job

A group of people in Ireland interested in whales and dolphins met 28 years ago in Dublin. They formed the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group to try and im...

7th Nov 2018

Cetaceans of the Celtic Sea_Part 3

IWDG Science Officer Seán O'Callaghan reports from RV Celtic Explorer after the third and final week of the annual Celtic Sea Herring ...

31st Oct 2018

IWDG Local Groups

Ther IWDG have been encouraging lkocal members to form local groups in their area to meet up with like-minded people and improving local recordin...

30th Oct 2018

Cuvier's Beaked Whales UME- a Conservation Issue

30 October 2018 The spate of beaked whale strandings reported to the IWDG has finished. There is little to report regarding the UME. The Irish gove...

30th Oct 2018

Access to IWDG Sighting and Stranding Data

The IWDG whale and dolphin recording schemes are the backbone of the IWDG.  This is the source of information on what occurs where and when and i...

18th Oct 2018

This Island Nation: IWDG on how whales and dolphins reflect the health of our marine ecosytems

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation concerns the role of whales and dolphins as sentinel species, reflecting the health of ou...

3rd Oct 2018

Cape Verde 2018 - Updated

Saturday 29 September blog by Kate Yeoman, Maio Biodiversity Foundation It’s been eventful!  We are currently in the last leg of o...

29th Sep 2018

Mystery whale off St. Johns Pt./Minerstown area Aug. 11th 2018?

IWDG has been following up on a rather intriguing sighting of a large mammal which is presumed to be a whale species that was both observed and photog...

6th Sep 2018

Martin Colfer RIP

It's with great sadness that the IWDG heard of the death of Martin Colfer of Duncannon. IWDG first met Martin when we chartered his fine catamaran...

6th Sep 2018

Celtic Mist sailing from Fenit to Cork

5 September 2018 Since the exciting views of Bottlenose dolphins in Brandon bay the crew of the Celtic Mist had to work hard to spot cetaceans in b...

4th Sep 2018

Whale Watch Ireland 2018 results

On Saturday 25th August the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group delivered Whale Watch Ireland 2018. All–Ireland Whale Watch day, now in its 18th yea...

29th Aug 2018

Where do humpback whales in Ireland come from ?

  Watch a recent presentation by Dr Simon Berrow for TEDx Ballybofey on humpback whale migration. TEDx Ballybofey was an independently orga...

23rd Aug 2018

Paraglide in aid of the IWDG

Young Clare resident, Joshua Quinton, offered to undertake a sponsored paraglide to help raise money to buy the IWDG a new jeep.  After a number ...

10th Aug 2018
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