The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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Mon23rd Feb 2015

Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) are native to both British and Irish waters where they occur in deep waters, typically greater than 50 km offshore. They are protected by a range of national and EU legislation and International agreements. Over a 45 day period between 11 December 2014 and 30…

Cuviers stranded in Mayo
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Tue17th Feb 2015

    Many thanks to IWDG Member Jim Hurley for his excellent talk about the Saltees Islands wildlife last week. Tomorrow night Wednesday 18th February, IWDG's Celtic Mist Manager Deirdre Slevin will give a talk on the work of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and local sightings and strandings…

IWDG Members talks in Wexford Harbour Boat & Tennis Club
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Fri13th Feb 2015

Report update 13/02/15...... IWDG has just received this morning another late season humpback whale record from Monday 9th Feb. of a pair of humpback whales off the Ling Rocks, to the southeast of the Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork.  Clearly another cohort of humpbacks that given the lateness in…

Humpback off the Blaskets
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Tue10th Feb 2015

IWDG Upcoming Events 2015 IWDG Volunteers will attend the following events throughout 2015 promoting the conservation and research of Whales and Dolphins in Irish Waters.  We hope that you will come along and visit us,  if you would like to volunteer and help out at these events, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IWDG upcoming events 2015
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Sat31st Jan 2015

3 February 2015 A post mortem examination of the killer whale was carried out on Sunday in a local council yard. A team from the IWDG and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology were joined by a team from UCC and all eight “butchers” were needed to examine this whale. The…

Killer whale, Tramore
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Tue27th Jan 2015

We have just been informed that the turtle died this morning (Tuesday) Amanda Doherty, Secretary of Donegal IWDG recounts the story of the finding of  Columba the Turtle: Long standing IWDG member, Gareth Doherty and main driver behind the new IWDG local group in Donegal received a phone call at…

A live stranding of a loggerhead turtle in Donegal UPDATE
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