The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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Tue22nd Apr 2014

Report on the 4th Trans-Atlantic Research cruise On 12th April 2014 the RV Celtic Explorer departed from Galway Docks bound for St. Johns, Newfoundland with a multi-disciplinary team of marine biologists, zoologists, benthic ecologists, marine mammal observers and ornithologists.  This was the 4th consecutive year crossing the North Atlantic to…

Celtic Explorer prepares to departure
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Wed23rd Apr 2014

Report update, 23/04/2014 A quick review of basking shark sightings validated by IWDG in the past week suggests that if you want to see the planet's second largest fish, you should be heading towards West Kerry, and watch the inshore area between Ventry harbour and Slea Head. On April 18th, Nick…

Basking sharks, Slea Hd, Kerry
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Wed16th Apr 2014

As part of the construction of a jetty at Sal Rei on Boavista, Cape Verde blasting is planned .  This site is breeding area for humpback whales that IWDG have been studying since 2003 as we think it could be the breeding grounds of humpbacks visiting Ireland.    IWDG, in…

Blasting planned in Cape Verde humpback breeding lagoon
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Tue8th Apr 2014

On 1 April (yes I know), while the U.S. and other navies played war games somewhere offshore in the Mediterranean Sea, Cuvier’s beaked whales began stranding along the southern coast of Crete.  Those on the scene knew right away what they were dealing with, for the strandings were only the most…

Cuviers beaked whale washed up on Crete
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Thu3rd Apr 2014

Tullan Strand, Co. Donegal cetacean bonanza.   We often get "multiple species" sightings reports sent into us, but they are generally boat-based and more often than not are from the south or southwest hotspots and such observations would tend to be later in the year. So against this backdrop, the…

Bottlenose dolphin, Tullan Strand, Donegal April 1st
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Tue1st Apr 2014

We often get cetacean images sent to us by members of the public. They are sometimes reasonable "record shots" that help us confirm which species the recorder has seen, and as such are very helpful to IWDG and more often than not the recorder is delighted to have a mystery…

Risso's dolphins, Saltees 21/07/2013
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