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Wed30th Jul 2014

Great footage taken today from waters c150 miles off the Irish southwest coast of a breaching whale taken from Casa 253 by the Irish Air Corps during a scheduled flight The diagnostic white right lower jaw and tall blow, confirms this to be a fin whale, although breaching is a…

Breaching Fin Whale caught on camera by the Irish Air Corps
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Tue29th Jul 2014

Update 28th July. Celtic Mist Visiting hours, Galway Marina Tuesday 29th July - 3pm to 6pm - Contact Padraic de Bhaldraithe, Wednesday 30th July - 4pm to 7pm - Contact Connie Moloney Thursday 31st July - 4pm to 7pm - Contact Tony O'Callaghan Friday 1st August - 4pm to 7pm…

Celtic Mist
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Fri25th Jul 2014

We’ve written many articles on the “Big Winged New-Englander” on this site and on IWDG publications and magazines since the late 1990’s.  By now it is hardly news that Ireland has gained a reputation, among researchers, film makers and the wider whale-watching community, as a great place to study, film…

Humpback whales off Co. Down 21st & 22nd July
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Sun13th Jul 2014

27 July 2014 Celtic Mist arrived in Galway docks on saturday night after a very successful second week of the bottlenose dolphin survey. We sailed from Killybegs early on Sunday  morning to make the long passage across Donegal Bay to anchor off Ballyglass in Broadhaven Bay. we had no sightings…

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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