2019

Great first day on the Floating Classroom 2019

20 May 2019 Good day at the first schools on the Floating Classroom initiative.    Killer whale sighted in the river too Many th...

18th May 2019

A moment to reflect ...

A moment to look back on the success of the Trail of the Whale Library tour delivered this winter. Special thanks to Pamela Cullen for organising t...

9th May 2019

A host of IWDG training courses and whale and dolphin watches

This weekend, the IWDG were out and  about delivering training and leading watches to encourage IWDG members and the public to watch for and reco...

6th May 2019

IWDG return to Cape Verde in search of Port na bPucai

27 April, 2019 Lots of aerial activity over last few days but whales still hard to approach suitable for a biopsy attempt. Nine whales have be...

21st Apr 2019

First humpback whale of 2019; 16th April.

The first humpback whale  of the season was recorded  during a Cork Whale Watch whalewatching trip on the morning of 16th April from Reen Pi...

18th Apr 2019

Mooney Goes Wild Special on Blue Whales and the Bergen whale

IWDG contributed to an interesting radio programme from the Mooney GoesWild Team on blue whales.  Following on from the mounting of a blue wha...

14th Apr 2019

The end of the Trail of the Whale

IWDG CEO reflects on the impact of the Trail of the Whale with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group tour and how the IWDG must follow up the interest and...

9th Apr 2019

Talks, watches and courses available with the IWDG

A number of talks, watches and courses are available from the IWDG over the coming weeks. All are welcome to attend, and feel free to contact us at co...

8th Apr 2019

Investigation carried out on Sperm Whale stranded in Sligo: UPDATE

A team from the IWDG consisting of Seán O'Callaghan, Mags Daly and Dr Simon Berrow  travelled to Streedagh Strand, Co Sligo this morni...

4th Apr 2019

Wake of the Whale Seminar Interview and Webcast

Short interview with Dr Russell Fielding author of In the Wake of the Whale reflecting on the suitability of whale meat for human consumption. Courtes...

22nd Mar 2019

IWDG welcome Ryanair support for WhaleTrack Ireland project

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are delighted to benefit under the Ryanair Carbon Offset Partnership with support for our WhaleTrack Ireland project...

7th Mar 2019

Common dolphins still bear the brunt of Spring strandings

Up to today (5th March), IWDG have recorded 54 cetacean strandings in Ireland. Once again, common dolphins are by far the most frequently recorded spe...

5th Mar 2019

If we were miners we'd be knee deep in canaries

Says President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins at the National Biodiversity Conference yesterday. Michael D. gave a passionate and knowledgeable speech ...

22nd Feb 2019

The state of our marine biodiversity

The National Biodiversity Conference is underway in Dublin Castle.  It attempts to "BRINGING TOGETHER ACADEMICS, ARTISTS, BUSINESSES, COM...

21st Feb 2019

Return of Galway's bottlenose dolphin to Nimmo's pier.

IWDG have just received and validated a sighting this morning by Andrew Morgans of a solitary "dolphin" off the Nimmo's Pier area of Gal...

28th Jan 2019

Shannon LNG: is using bottlenose dolphins as a key issue in this debate misplaced?

Next week there is a judicial review of the planning application issued to Shannon LNG to construct a liquefied natural gas plant (LNG) terminal ...

27th Jan 2019

Celtic Mist 2019 Summer Surveys announced

The IWDG research vessel Celtic Mist will carry out a series of week-long surveys over this coming summer. Our target is humpback whale...

20th Jan 2019

IWDG plan the way forward ...

The new Three-Year Plan for the IWDG has just been published.  Any organisation with high amibitions and limited resources need to...

12th Jan 2019