IWDG Slideshow

Quick Links

IWDG Membership - Join Now!

For professional services go to

Latest Sightings & Strandings

Core Sponsors


IWDG are looking to recruit a General Manager

IWDG General Manager The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (www.iwdg.ie) is an All-Ireland group “dedicated to the conservation and better unders...

20th Sep 2016

Common dolphin live stranding in Doonaha, Co.Clare on August 2016

On the 16th of August 2016, researchers from the IWDG and Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation (SDWF) were called to a live-stranding of two common...

11th Sep 2016

Life on the Edge Part I

Patrick Lyne reports on the latest IWDG offshore survey this time to the shelf edge near France ..... With a suitable but brief weather window we h...

5th Sep 2016

Whale Watch Ireland 2016 results summary

On Saturday 27th August the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group delivered Whale Watch Ireland 2016. This All–Ireland Whale Watch day comprised free, g...

31st Aug 2016

Fin Whale Strands in Co. Dublin

Photographs sent to IWDG showing assymetric colouration of the baleen plates confirm that the baleen whale which stranded at Shankill in County Dublin...

20th Aug 2016

Celtic Mist Sanctuary Tour - The final leg: Glandore to Fenit

The final leg of the Celtic Mist Sanctuary Tour promised fantastic coastal scenery, sheltered bays and inlets, beautiful towns and ….. whales !...

7th Aug 2016

Common dolphin live stranding, Blacksod Bay, Co. Mayo 23 July 2016

Once again, the Mullet Peninsula in Co. Mayo lives up to it's reputation as a 'hotspot' for mass live strandings of common dolphins in Ire...

4th Aug 2016

Final week onboard the Western European Pelagic Shelf and Acoustic Survey (WESPAS)

Common dolphin ©John Power Sightings of common dolphins continued as the Celtic Explorer completed its track lines across the Celtic sea. ...

31st Jul 2016

Arklow to Glandore on the Celtic Mist

  Leg 6 of the Celtic Mist’s journey around Ireland took off from Arklow on July the 18th in some light southerly winds and fairly ...

28th Jul 2016

New species of beaked whale_or is it ?

A new species of beaked whale has just been described from the Pacific Ocean. A caracass floated ashore in June of 2014, in the Pribilof Islands co...

28th Jul 2016

A Reflection from the MMOs on the Western European Pelagic and Acoustic Survey (WESPAS)_UPDATED

The Western European shelf edge pelagic acoustic survey 2016 provided me with an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down, to work aboard the R.V. ...

28th Jul 2016
Read More