This Island Nation: IWDG on how whales and dolphins reflect the health of our marine ecosytems

3rd Oct 2018

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation concerns the role of whales and dolphins as sentinel species, reflecting the health of our marine ecosytems. 

https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-1st-october-2018/

 

Common dolphins  © Nick Massett

 

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation reflects on the spread of humpback whale sightings along the west coast of Ireland and the potential causes of the recent Unusual Mortality Event involving Cuvier's beaked whales on the Irish coast.

https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-3rd-september-2018/

 

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation is from Iceland where IWDG reflect on fishing and marine tourism iduring the ongoing Ireland to Iceland 2018 expedition

https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-25th-june-2018/

 

7m fishing boat                                                                                         Whale-watching vessel

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation is about the increase in humpback whales in Irish waters and the upcoming Ireland to Iceland 2018 expedition

https://afloat.ie/blogs/tom-macsweeney/item/39320-irish-whale-dolphin-group-follows-romance-beneath-the-waves

 

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation is about killer whales and the effect of persistent pollutants on these magnificent dolphins

https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-2nd-april-2018/

 

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation is about harbour porpoise or Muc Mhara - Ireland's smallest whale. 

https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-5th-march-2018/

 

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation reports on a record number of 267 stranded cetaceans during 2017, which sets a new record for Ireland. 

https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-5th-february-2018/

 

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation describes a new post-mortem scheme designed to establish the case of death of stranded dolphins and porpoise on the Irish coast

https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-8th-january-2018/

 

IWDG contribution to this months This Island Nation includes an appeal by the IWDG for a national conversation on managing sprat stocks 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5meijkwb4gzicqz/Conversation%20on%20Sprat_This%20Island%20Nation.mp3?dl=0

 

IWDG contribution to this months This Island Nation includes a piece by the IWDG on marine debris in stranded and bycaught whales and dolphins inIreland

Listen to a short 3 minute piece on this  issue on https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-30th-october-2017/ starts 13 minutes in 

 

The IWDG feature in the latest edition of This Island Nation, with a piece by the IWDG on humpback whales. 

The IWDG will now have monthly contributions.  

You can check out the podcasts here:

https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-18th-september-2017/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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