The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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Thu28th Aug 2014

The IWDG are returning to Cape Verde Islands off west Africa to continue their search for humpback whales. This is the fifth expedition to this remote island archipelago since 2003 and IWDG have helped to not only raise the conservation status of humpbacks in Cape Verde but also to re-assess…

IWDG return to Cape Verde in search of humpbacks ...
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Fri22nd Aug 2014

The latest IWDG filming collaboration was completed yesterday 21st August in West Kerry; and was the culmination of planning which began as far back as August 2013 with the BBC Natural History Unit, who were commissioned by the "BBC One show" to film humpback whales for their popular wildlife slot. …

Humpback breaching off Co. Kerry 20/08/2014
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Fri29th Aug 2014

Whale Watch Ireland 2014 results summary It was hard to avoid the fact that this years Whale Watch Ireland event was a weather washout along the South and SW coasts, which pretty well knocked out many of the event's "better established" venues which draw in very large crowds and tend…

Whale Watch Ireland 2014, 24th August....Results
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Sun10th Aug 2014

Report II, 09/08/2014 A compilation of validated sighting reports from West Cork area between the Old Head of Kinsale and the Kedge area suggests there are likely to be upwards of 30 fin whales along this 50 km stretch of coastline now, but this estimate may be conservative. Colin Barnes who…

Fin whales, Galley Head, Co. Cork 07/08/14
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Tue5th Aug 2014

For those unable to get to sea the second best way to travel is on a bike ! Dr Liam Lysaght, manager of the National Biodiversity Data Centre is cycling around Ireland to celebrate Ireland's wild places and those who ar etrying to protect and conserve them. His aim is…

Bella and Liam
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Wed30th Jul 2014

Great footage taken today from waters c150 miles off the Irish southwest coast of a breaching whale taken from Casa 253 by the Irish Air Corps during a scheduled flight The diagnostic white right lower jaw and tall blow, confirms this to be a fin whale, although breaching is a…

Breaching Fin Whale caught on camera by the Irish Air Corps
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