The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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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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Fri24th Oct 2014

IWDG Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) William Hunt gives an account of a big whale day on the RV Celtic Explorer along the East Cork/West Waterford coast on Wed 22nd October, during which he has a memorable encounter with a humpback whale that needs no introduction to IWDG members.....   "Wednesday,…

#HBIRL3, Boomerang 22/10/2014
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Fri17th Oct 2014

The Clean Coasts’ Love Your Coast Photography Awards were held on Fri 10th October in the Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre, Docklands in Dublin. As well as a beautiful exhibition inside, the photos were also projected outdoors onto Boland Mills illustrating the beauty of our fantastic coastline in the middle of…

Humpback whale and Blasket Islands
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Wed8th Oct 2014

The IWDG are aware of recent reports of single dolphins interacting aggressively with swimmers and bathers along the Irish coast.  We have not rushed to comment on individual reports due to the complexity of each incident, the limited information available and the practicality of any proposed solution.  We have instead,…

"Clet" with Dusty, Inis Oirr, Galway 22/09/14
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Mon20th Oct 2014

Filmaker Tony Whelan has put together this fantastic three and a half minute segment filmed on board the R.V. Celtic Explorer during 'Cetaceans on the Frontier 6' last month. Includes some excellent footage of killer whales, pilot whales, great shearwaters etc. plus the enthusiastic bunch of folk we were lucky…

Celtic Explorer
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Tue16th Sep 2014

On Friday morning September 12th  I was in a bit of a rush to catch the Cape Clear ferry for the IWDG’s September whale watching weekend course, when Nick Massett’s caller ID flashed on my phone and I thought....better take this, and was glad that I did. Nick was certain…

Sei whale, Ventry, Co. Kerry 12/09/14
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