The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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Sat24th Jan 2015

We still know very little about ‘our’ humpback whales in Ireland, once they leave our coastal waters. Where do they go to breed? Is Ireland their main feeding ground? Do they mix with other populations elsewhere? Answers to all of these questions are needed to inform necessary conservation measures for…

IWDG publish research on humpback whales in Ireland
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Fri16th Jan 2015

The world's second largest supertrawler, the Margiris is currently fishing in waters north of Mayo and west of Donegal. At 143m long, this vessel has the capacity to fish using enormous trawl nets and IWDG are concerned at the possibility of interraction between nets such as these and cetaceans, particularly…

World's Second-Largest Trawler Fishing North of Mayo
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Sun4th Jan 2015

We are delighted to announced the latest collaboration between the BBC Natural History Unit and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, which we've been advised will be aired over two days on the BBC's "One Show", starting tomorrow Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th January at 7:00pm.  The initial plan, assuming…

Irish Humpbacks feature on One Show, BBC Jan 5th & 6th
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Mon5th Jan 2015

Update: 6 January 2015: While there have (thankfully) been no further confirmed reports of stranded Cuvier's beaked whales in Ireland, the number of strandings for this species in Scotland has also risen to five, bringing the current combined total recorded to ten in only three weeks, a shockingly high figure…

Cuvier's BW, Kilshannig, Co. Kerry 21 Dec 2014
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Wed17th Dec 2014

The IWDG have been invited onto two important offshore steering groups which will shape development and environmental issues in the offshore environment over the next few years. The current Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment (IOSEA) is the fifth such assessment of the impact of offshore oil and gas exploration within…

Sperm whale
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Tue9th Dec 2014

IWDG Membership contributes greatly to our work and cetacean research, education and conservation projects in Ireland. We are offering 15% off all our Membership packages this Christmas. Upon joining IWDG, you receive a welcome pack that includes recent publications, IWDG car sticker, IWDG pens and other items, including a bottle…

Discounted IWDG Membership for Christmas
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