The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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Tue23rd Dec 2014

IWDG are concerned that we have had four separate strandings of Cuvier’s Beaked Whales Ziphius cavirostris reported to us between 11 and 21 December. These were at Elly Beach, Mullet Peninsula, Co. Mayo (11 Dec), Portballintrae, Co. Antrim (14 Dec), Glencolumcille, Co. Donegal (18 Dec) and Kilshannig, Co. Kerry (21…

Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Kilshannig, Co. Kerry 21 Dec 2014
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Wed17th Dec 2014

The IWDG have been invited onto two important offshore steering groups which will shape development and environmental issues in the offshore environment over the next few years. The current Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment (IOSEA) is the fifth such assessment of the impact of offshore oil and gas exploration within…

Sperm whale
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Tue9th Dec 2014

IWDG Membership contributes greatly to our work and cetacean research, education and conservation projects in Ireland. We are offering 15% off all our Membership packages this Christmas. Upon joining IWDG, you receive a welcome pack that includes recent publications, IWDG car sticker, IWDG pens and other items, including a bottle…

Discounted IWDG Membership for Christmas
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Mon8th Dec 2014

As it was such a beautiful day Sunday last I set off early to do a tour of Waterford headlands, starting at Helvic Head near Dungarvan and working my way west to Mine Head then on to Ram Head. I didn’t get any further than Helvic that day for as…

Fin whale off Helvic Head, Waterford
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Sun23rd Nov 2014

21 November 2014 New updated 3rd edition of the popular IWDG A Guide to the Identification of the Whales and Dolphin of Ireland is now available. The new edition has revised text and maps and some new images.  The third edition is now available (published November 2014). This edition has…

New Updated Edition of 'Whales and Dolphins of Ireland' now available
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Tue18th Nov 2014

Report update: 18/11/2014 Just a wee update on this local minke whale activity off Northwest Donegal and the activity reported initially on below shows no sign of abating. On 15th Nov. Gareth observed two minkes, but the following day his best estimate was 7-8 minkes, and yesterday 17th there were…

Winter Whale watching in the Northwest !
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