The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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Sun13th Jul 2014

18 July 2014 Great day on Celtic Mist in Donegal Bay. despite gusty winds from the southeast good coverage from Teelin to St Johns point and then to Killybegs was achieved. There was a few sightings of harbour porpoise before towards th eend of the day a group of four…

Celtic Mist to survey bottlenose dolphins off the NW coasts - UPDATE
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Sun13th Jul 2014

The bottlenose dolphin known as Dusty that has frequented the beaches of North Clare since 2000, is now on Inis Oírr in the Aran Islands. Dusty, or Sandy, is an amazing dolphin, showing no fear of humans and actively seeking out swimmers to interact. While many people claim to have…

Dusty
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Wed9th Jul 2014

Now that the mass stranding of pilot whales has come to an unsettling end on the Donegal coast, it is time for the post mortem to commence. I'm not talking about a post mortem of one or more of the dead animals (which in itself is a lost opportunity) but…

Pilot whale, Falcarragh 7 July 2014
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Tue8th Jul 2014

11 July 2014 We have heard that finally the two remaining living pilot whales at Falcarragh have died last night and been buried. This brings an end to this sorry affair. Hopefully the statutory authorities who are responsibnle for protecting whales in Ireland will review this stranding event and prepare…

Pilot whales, Falcarragh 7 July 2014
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Fri27th Jun 2014

A whale or "large dolphin" was reported to the IWDG live stranded in Ballyheigue, Co Kerry by the Irish Coastguard on the evening of Monday 23 June. It was refloated by local members of the Coastguard but re-stranded later that night and died. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=767374139974075&set=vb.106916199353209&type=2&theater A team from the IWDG met…

Cuviers Beaked whale
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Mon23rd Jun 2014

Celtic Mist sailed to the North East Coast mid May to attend the Ballycastle and Rathlin Sound Maritime Festivals.  The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group team onboard were given a warm welcome by the friendly islanders and an excellent weekend was had. Our Northern Ireland Officer Suzanne Beck and IWDG…

Celtic Mist sails with Silurian
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