The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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Tue14th Apr 2015

A recent paper by produced as part of a joint research project by IWDG and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has been cited as a reason not to support the new Japanese whaling plan which tries to justify resumption of lethal scientific whaling.  The study was carried out as part of a PhD…

Bubble feeding humpback whale
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Sun5th Apr 2015

Update: IWDG has learned that the live stranded minke whale which was refloated near Kenmare on Friday has been found dead at the shore in Tuosist, Co. Kerry. There is presently no post mortem scheme in place in Ireland, so it is very unlikely that we will ever establish what…

Stranded whale, Kenmare
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Wed1st Apr 2015

The IWDG are currently surveying for cetaceans onboard RV Celtic Explorer during the annual Marine Institute Blue Whiting survey.  For the first time both visual surveys and concurrent PAM, with the new IWDG towed hydrophone, are being carried out. The team comprise Aleksandra Borawska on Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM), Inge…

sperm whale clicks
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Mon30th Mar 2015

Following legal and public consultation, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) published the Conservation Plan for Cetaceans in Irish Waters in December 2009. This plan was in response to the European Court of Justices ruling that Ireland had failed to fulfil the requirements listed in the Habitats Directive regarding…

Humpback fluking off Kerry
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Mon23rd Mar 2015

We are delighted to see the return to RTE tomorrow (March 24th) of this Irish wildlife series, which will show on RTE 1 every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. During the series, presenter and wildlife film maker Colin Stafford- Johnson will showcase the best of Ireland's natural history and will explore…

Colin Stafford-Johnson
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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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