2004

Pod of 20 Whales Beached on Remote Australia Coast

Twenty adult female sperm whales have been found washed up on a remote Australian beach but wildlife officials on Tuesday were unable to explain the t...

29th Dec 2004

Whales 'suffer from the bends'

A swift ascent from deep water may be just as dangerous for whales as it is for humans, Science magazine reports. Full Story...

23rd Dec 2004

EU Scraps Cod Closure Plan in Marathon Fish Talks

The European Commission abandoned plans on Tuesday to close off fishing areas in 2005 for severely depleted species such as cod, in the face of bitter...

22nd Dec 2004

Europe again ignores scientists' advice on fish

The 25 fisheries ministers of the European Union have rejected a plan to close areas of the North Sea to cod fishing. And for the fifth year running t...

22nd Dec 2004

Lonely whale's song remains a mystery

A lone whale with a voice unlike any other has been wandering the Pacific for the past 12 years. Marine biologist Mary Ann Daher of Woods Hole Oceanog...

21st Dec 2004

US Seeks 'Threatened' Status for Puget Sound Orcas

Killer whales in the Pacific Northwest's Puget Sound should be protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, government scientis...

20th Dec 2004

Fin whales off Wexford

On 12th Dec. Dave Wall reported two fin whales between Baginbun Head and Hook Head. On 13th Dec. another fin whale approached within meters of the Ce...

13th Dec 2004

White-beaked dolphin live strands in Cleggan, Co Galway

At lunchtime today a young white-beaked dolphin live stranded on Sallerna beach at Cleggan, Co Galway....

12th Dec 2004

Ban Fishing In One-Third Of Oceans - UK Scientists

One-third of the world's oceans should be declared protected areas to stop the wholesale slaughter of fish species, an influential group of scientists...

8th Dec 2004

UK Navy Rejects Sonar Wildlife Fears

The Royal Navy defended its controversial new £160 million sonar system today, claiming it will greatly enhance the fleet's ability to detect enemy s...

6th Dec 2004

Whale and dolphin strandings fit predictions

Three whale and dolphin strandings have left more than 170 animals dead on the beaches of Australia and New Zealand in the past few days. The precise ...

1st Dec 2004

Officials Stumped by Australia, NZ Whale Beachings

Scientists and wildlife officials continued to search on Tuesday for what may have caused a series of mass strandings which left 169 whales and dolphi...

1st Dec 2004

Report on recent Black Head whalewatch Co. Antrim

On Sat. 27th Nov. Ian Enlander of EHS & IWDG, organised a local whale-watch and invited local IWDG members and anyone interested in doing a bit of sea...

30th Nov 2004

November ends on a high note

A West Cork whalewatching trip with Colin Barnes on 29th Nov. in calm conditions produced an impressive tally of: · C20 harbour porpoises · 40-50 co...

30th Nov 2004

EU Allows More Catches of Exotic Deep-Sea Fish

EU fisheries ministers agreed quotas on Tuesday for new member states to catch deepwater fish, exotic but threatened species that are fast becoming an...

24th Nov 2004

Dolphins Protect NZ Swimmers From Shark

A pod of dolphins circled protectively round a group of New Zealand swimmers to fend off an attack by a great white shark, media reported on Tuesday.F...

24th Nov 2004

Ocean Survey Finds New Fish, Tuna Migration Routes

A survey of the world's oceans is turning up more than two new species of fish a week and revealing huge trans-ocean migration routes by creatures fro...

23rd Nov 2004

Over 100 Whales, Dolphins Die in Australia Beachings

More than 100 whales and dolphins died in two separate beachings in 24 hours on remote Australian islands, leaving rescuers on Monday struggling to st...

20th Nov 2004

Irish Humpback Whale PhotoID Catalogue

Please note that the same animals may be numbered differently because fluke and dorsal shots could not be linked. Therefore we have a definate 4 anima...

10th Nov 2004

As good as it gets......anywhere

Whale watchers on a pelagic from West Cork on 8th Nov 2004 were treated to some world class watching. Best estimate was 30+ fin whales, c5 humpback w...

8th Nov 2004

Antarctic Wildlife Facing Food Shortages

Global warming and disappearing sea ice in the Southern Ocean are causing food shortages that could threaten Antarctic whales, seals and penguins, sci...

6th Nov 2004

Probe into seal killings off Kerry coast

Gardaí are investigating the killing of about 60 seals on the Blasket Islands off the Kerry coast. Full Story...

5th Nov 2004

Fin whales still NW of Clare Isl. Co. Mayo

Dr Peter Tyndall, BIM reports that fin whales are still being observed during tuna trials in an area NW of Clare Island, Co. Mayo. They were 1st obse...

1st Nov 2004

Corrib Gas Terminal Gets Planning Approval

Shell Ireland E&P Ltd, and its partners Statoil Exploration and Marathon International Petroleum Hibernia's proposed Corrib gas terminal was granted p...

31st Oct 2004

Common Dolphin Live Strands in Allihies

On Wednesday the 27 around six in the evening a common dolphin was found on washed asore on the beach at Allihies, Co. Cork. The night was very stormy...

27th Oct 2004

Court Says Whales, Dolphins Cannot Sue Bush

The world's whales, porpoises and dolphins have no standing to sue President Bush over the U.S. Navy's use of sonar equipment that harms marine mammal...

21st Oct 2004

Killer whales attack tuna off Donegal

IWDG received an interesting account of an attack by two killer whales on a group of blue fin tuna about 7 miles north of Fanad Head, Loughswilly, Co....

21st Oct 2004

Walrus sighting in Clew Bay, Co. Mayo

The IWDG received a report from Eoin McGreal, Conservation Ranger, of a walrus seen off Dooghbeg, Mulranny, Clew Bay, Co. Mayo on 5th Oct 2004. It was...

21st Oct 2004

Fin whales in big numbers off West Cork

You will definitely need a telescope as they have been consistently 10-15 miles offshore, which is outside binocular range. Don't wait as there is no...

18th Oct 2004

Fin whales off West Cork and Mayo

A light to moderate northerly airflow and calm seas provided some awesome whale watching on Sat 16th Oct. with several sightings from Ardfield and Gal...

16th Oct 2004

IWDG launches Whalewatching Policy document

Whalewatching is now expanding throughout Ireland and is set to become a million euro industry in Ireland. In order to ensure the responsible develop...

15th Oct 2004

Míol Mór Conference - a great success

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group organized an international conference in Rosscarbery, County Cork from 24-26 September, 2004. The theme of the conf...

3rd Oct 2004

Unfortunate Canadian Whale Speared by Cruise Ship

It wasn't until the U.S. cruise ship had pulled into port in Atlantic Canada that those on board made a gruesome discovery - the body of a large whale...

29th Sep 2004

Humpback whale at Greencastle, Co. Donegal, now washed up in Antrim coast.

Yesterday evening 26th August a large whale appeared to be caught in lobster pots off Greencastle on the Donegal side of Lough Foyle entrance. The wh...

20th Sep 2004

Is the Fanore dolphin a risk to swimmers ?

The IWDG are now receiving a steady stream of first hand accounts of the bottlenose dolphin in Fanore, Co Clare “interacting” aggressively with swim...

14th Sep 2004

Another Common dolphin mass live stranding !!

Yesterday afternoon the IWDG received reports of 3 common dolphins live stranded at Cloghane, Co Kerry. We understand that by Saturday evening, one d...

12th Sep 2004

Common Dolphins live-strand in Inchydoney

This morning 8th Sept 2004 at 08:30 Emer Rogan relayed a call to me from Clonakilty Garda Station that two dolphins had live stranded at the causeway...

8th Sep 2004

Yet another common dolphin, mass stranding

We now understand that they stranded the previous evening, Sat. 4th. Two of the dolphins died overnight but the 3rd was still alive and appeared to b...

5th Sep 2004

Harbour porpoise live strands in Bannow estuary

A harbour porpoise that was live stranded in the Bannow estuary, Co Wexford was successfully refloated thanks to a very effective local effort....

1st Sep 2004

Humpback returns to West Cork for 4th consecutive year.

"Boomerang", as its become known, has in the last four years returned to the same area of West Cork, with a prodigious sense of timing. In each year...

30th Aug 2004

Common dolphin live strands in Ventry Harbour, Co. Kerry

In recent weeks, local IWDG co-ordinator, Mick O' Connell has been busy in Co. Kerry. Within the last two weeks he has attended two live strandings o...

24th Aug 2004

Beaked whale live-strands at Pollshone Pt., Co. Wexford.

On the afternoon of August 20th Emer Rogan received reports of a live-stranded “large dolphin” near Courtown, Co. Wexford. The "dolphin" which at ...

24th Aug 2004

Fin whales return to West Cork haunts

Suggested viewing sites would be Galley Head, and Dunowen Head near Clonakilty or Dunworley and Seven Heads near Courtmacsherry. The whales seem to b...

21st Aug 2004

Shell-Led Russia Venture Vows to Protect Rare Whales

A Royal Dutch/Shell -led group developing oil and gas fields in the Russian far east moved to assure worried ecologists on Friday it is doing all it c...

16th Aug 2004

Cape Clear Whalewatching course results

The 2nd of this summers three weekend whale watching courses on Cape Clear Island, West Cork, produced numerous common dolphin encounters between 13th...

16th Aug 2004

Eco-tourism workshop on the development of responsible whalewatching in Ireland

Whalewatching has the potential to bring economic benefits to remote coastal communities in Ireland but is still under-developed. This workshop is or...

16th Aug 2004

Common dolphins mass strand near Castlegregory, Co Kerry

I received a call at 19:45 on Thursday 12 August from Pauline Beades of the Irish Seal Sanctuary who had been contacted by Tony Boyle who was holidayi...

13th Aug 2004

Beached Blue Whale Lies Dead Along Shore of Gorriti Island Near Punta Del Este Resort in Uruguay

The whale was found dead on August 8 and Uruguayan authorities are trying to pull the whale out of the area as a measure to prevent sharks from arrivi...

12th Aug 2004

Brazilian Firemen try to save a Stranded Humpback Whale

Brazilian firemen try in vain to save a humpback whale that became stranded on Jurujuba beach, in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Niteroi, August 10, 200...

10th Aug 2004

Whalewatch Ireland 2004 Results

Galley Head, Co. Cork We had a huge crowd during the event. At 14:30 when I gave the introduction talk c220 people were counted, but conservative est...

9th Aug 2004

Whales at risk in sonar sea exercises

It is one of the loudest sound systems devised by man, capable of sending a sonic boom so thunderous experts warn it can rupture the brains of whales ...

8th Aug 2004

Beached rotting whale disposed of

The rotting carcass of a dead whale beached in the Solent has been removed. Full Story...

3rd Aug 2004

Rotting whale beached by low tide

Sailors are being warned to be on the look-out for the body of a large dead whale that is beached in the Solent. Full Story...

2nd Aug 2004

Dead Whales Land in Canaries After Naval Exercises

Two dead whales have landed in Spain's Canary Islands, raising fears they may have been hurt by NATO military exercises off Morocco and that more coul...

27th Jul 2004

Military, industry sonar harms whales - IWC report

Sonar used by the military to spot enemy submarines is to blame for increasing cases of whales being stranded on beaches and dying, the scientific com...

23rd Jul 2004

Whaling Body Retreats from Rush to Lift Hunt Ban

The International Whaling Commission's annual meeting closed yesterday with a small but significant victory for countries that want to maintain a ban ...

23rd Jul 2004

Depleted Beluga Whale Population Stable, U.S. Says

A depleted population of beluga whales has stabilized five years after Alaska Natives agreed to virtually stop hunting them, the National Marine Fishe...

22nd Jul 2004

Whaling body calls for more humane deaths

Whalers should strive to limit the suffering of the giant sea mammals they kill, says the International Whaling Commission (IWC), in a resolution hail...

22nd Jul 2004

Whaling Talks Face Showdown on Lifting Hunting Ban

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) looked set to take a big step on Thursday toward lifting an 18-year-old ban on commercial whaling. Full Sto...

22nd Jul 2004

Tugs pull body of 40ft whale from prow of ship

A whale killed on the bow of a giant container ship was brought up the Mersey yesterday....

21st Jul 2004

Whaling Body Agonizes Over Moves to Lift Ban

The International Whaling Commission (IWC), struggling to heal a rift between hunters and conservationists, edged toward agreeing on new rules yesterd...

21st Jul 2004

Hunters to Go on Offensive at World Whale Talks

Anti-whaling countries have held sway for more than two decades at International Whaling Commission meetings but new members could change that yesterd...

20th Jul 2004

Pro-hunting countries join whale body

Six new countries have joined the International Whaling Commission, most of whom are expected to back the pro-hunting countries prompting accusations ...

20th Jul 2004

Japan Loses First Tussle in Whaling Talks

Japan lost the first battle in a war to turn back years of anti-hunting agreements at the International Whaling Commission yesterday when countries re...

20th Jul 2004

Whales Do Not Compete with Humans for Fish - Study

Whales and dolphins are not depleting the world's fish stocks despite the sea mammals' enormous appetites, according to a scientific study unveiled at...

20th Jul 2004

FACTBOX - Whale Hunters and Conservationists Battle

The International Whaling Commission holds its annual meeting in Sorrento, Italy, from July 19-22. Following are facts about whaling: Full Story...

20th Jul 2004

Deadlock Looms as Whale Savers and Hunters Meet

Never mind saving the whale. As opposed camps of hunters and conservationists gather for a meeting of the International Whaling Commission, some are w...

19th Jul 2004

Whale Sonar Deaths Bring Threat of Navy Lawsuit

Animal welfare groups yesterday threatened to sue the U.S. Navy over the use of mid-frequency sonar linked to mass whale strandings, internal bleeding...

16th Jul 2004

Italy Whaling Talks Seen Extending Hunting Ban

The world is likely to renew a ban on whaling at talks in Italy next week even though whalers argue that some species are plentiful and that killing m...

14th Jul 2004

Beaked whale exhumed at Rossbeigh, Co Kerry

A beaked whale carcass, buried by Kerry County Council before the IWDG could positively identify it, was dug up on Thursday and the skull recovered....

10th Jul 2004

'When do whales die?' ask experts

A Norwegian scientist has reignited the controversy over how hunters can tell if a harpooned whale is really dead. Full Story...

7th Jul 2004

Ecologists Push Shift from Whaling to Whale-Watching

Whale watching off the coast of Genoa can be a life-changing experience for tourists and nature-lovers. Full Story...

6th Jul 2004

Scottish Dolphins killed by salmon poachers

Poachers have been blamed for the deaths of two rare bottlenose dolphinsthat were caught in illegal salmon fishing nets in the Moray Firth....

1st Jul 2004

Pilot whale live strands in the Shannon estuary

A pilot whale live stranded on 29 June in Poulnasherry Bay. Despite the best efforts of local IWDG members, it was found dead this morning (30 June) ...

30th Jun 2004

US Concerned by Iceland Whaling, Rejects Sanctions

The United States expressed concern about Iceland's whale hunts this week, but stopped short of imposing trade sanctions against its NATO partner. Ful...

24th Jun 2004

Fake Sharks Could Save Turtles from Fish Hooks

Fiberglass sharks might help to scare endangered sea turtles away from long-line fish hooks as part of a drive to protect the world's migratory specie...

22nd Jun 2004

Scientists Puzzled by Dead Dolphins in Mauritania

More than a hundred dolphins, eight marine turtles and five beaked whales have washed up dead on the windswept beaches of southern Mauritania in recen...

21st Jun 2004

Mass cetacean deaths off Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - More than a hundred dolphins, eight marine turtles and five beaked whales have washed up dead on the windswept beaches of south...

18th Jun 2004

Aggressive Fishing Threatens Oceans - UN

The United Nations sounded an alarm over the health of the world's oceans Friday, warning that aggressive fishing threatened little-understood corals ...

14th Jun 2004

Environmentalists Seek Ban on Bottom Trawl Fishing

Environmental groups urged the United Nations yesterday to ban so-called bottom trawl fishing in international waters, calling the practice the most d...

14th Jun 2004

Canada's Too-Friendly Killer Whale to Be Captured

A lonely killer whale on Canada's Pacific coast, whose search for companionship has become a danger to boats and float planes, and himself, will be ca...

14th Jun 2004

Fin whales arrive early to South coast

Around 20 fin whales were sighted 6 miles south east of the Old Head of Kinsale on the afternoon of Saturday 12 June. While a further 3-4 fin whales ...

12th Jun 2004

New Sightings Database Search engines launched

Have you wondered what whales and dolphins have been seen in your area ? The IWDG Sightings Database as over 5500 sigfhting records from around the i...

8th Jun 2004

Whitby Humpback!

A 30ft long humpback whale was located at Whitby on England's east coast over the bank holiday weekend....

8th Jun 2004

UN Urges Safe Havens for Fish from Trawlers

The world should do more to set up protected zones in the oceans to shield depleted fish stocks from the ravages of trawlers and pollution, the United...

7th Jun 2004

Ailing Alaska Killer Whales to Get Protection

U.S. officials said on Thursday they are granting special protection to a small group of Alaska killer whales that have dwindled in number since some ...

4th Jun 2004

Fin and minke whales off Dublin and Risso's dolphins off Wicklow. What's happening?

There appears to be a huge shoal of sprat or sand eels off the Dublin coast from Lambay Island, south to Killiney Bay. From what I've seen and heard ...

24th May 2004

Whales, seals and fishermen rarely take same prey

A classic conservation dispute, fuelled by stark images and emotive arguments, may be challenged by the findings of a new study.New Scientist...

21st May 2004

Basking sharks Galore off the Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork.

The IWDG have just received a reliable report of a huge aggregation of c100 basking sharks that were observed this Sunday 16th May 2004 by an angling ...

18th May 2004

Risso's dolphins return to Wicklow Coast

Just a quick note to let you know that this time last year, May 22nd to be exact Charlie Kavanagh of Sail Southeast was the 1st person to report a pod...

17th May 2004

Whale Wok, Burgers Seek to Lure Dulled Appetites

Chinese whale stir fry? U.S.-style whale burgers? Italian whale with pasta? Whale with Mexican tortillas? Full Story...

11th May 2004

Whaling Critics Blast Norway Over Sensors Trial

Environmentalists started the 2004 whale hunting season by criticizing a Norwegian trial system that replaces inspectors on ships with computerized se...

7th May 2004

Sperm Whale Calf found dead in Quilty, Co. Clare

A sperm whale calf which live-stranded on Spanish Point, Co. Clare on 4th May was found dead in Quilty on the following afternoon.Yesterday a call was...

5th May 2004

Two new courses for Co Mayo

Two ISCOPE training courses have been organised for County Mayo: one in UISCE in Ellybay on the Mullet penninsula and one at the Westport Leisure Park...

4th May 2004

Orcas boost calls amid boat noise

Killer whales living off the west coast of the US are extending the length of their calls to each other to be heard above the din of heavy boat traffi...

28th Apr 2004

Bid to end turtle feasts

Twenty years ago, a typical wedding in Seychelles was not complete without the traditional slaughter of a marine turtle to mark the festivities. Full ...

20th Apr 2004

Rock art hints at whaling origins

Stone Age people may have started hunting whales as early as 6,000 BC, new evidence from South Korea suggests. Full Story...

20th Apr 2004

Porpoise Live-Strands in Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

A Porpoise live- stranded in Kenmare, Co. Kerry this afternoon 15th April. The porpoise was sighted, immobile on the beach near Kenmare Golf Course at...

15th Apr 2004

Harbour porpoises in Foyle, Derry City

On 14th April the Derry Journal reported that wildlife enthusiasts in the city have recently been enjoying sightings of two porpoises in the Foyle. T...

15th Apr 2004

Porpoise Live-Strands in Strangford lough

On Wednesday 14th of April, at 1.30pm, a call was received from the Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry, saying that a porpoise was stranded on mudflats, ...

15th Apr 2004

Return of the Ballyteige Unidentified Beaked Whale.

This specimen came ashore again on 9th April, several miles east of its original stranding. After a week at sea its body condition has deteriorated a...

12th Apr 2004

Easter holiday whale (and shark) watching bonanza!

The exceptionally calm conditions over the Easter weekend produced some nice sightings from both the north and south coasts. Among these were the 1st...

12th Apr 2004

Unidentified Beaked whale, Ballyteige, Co. Wexford 1st April

As strandings of beaked whales are rare events, and we know so little about the distribution and ecology of these rarely seen animals, we'd ask you to...

4th Apr 2004

Whale mourned on Vietnam beach

Hundreds of mourners have poured onto a beach in Vietnam to pay their respects to a dead whale that was washed up.Full Story...

2nd Apr 2004

Whales' sound fishing trick

Scientists believe they may have solved one of the mysteries of how humpback whales successfully hunt - and their findings may help beat cancer in hum...

25th Mar 2004

EU Passes Regulation on Small Cetacean bycatch.

A meeting of the EU Fisheries Ministers this week agreed on regulations aimed at reducing the level of byactach in certain EU Fisheries. The meeting, ...

24th Mar 2004

Experts investigate whale death

Experts are examining samples taken from the body of a sperm whale which died after becoming stranded on the Lincolnshire coast. Full Story...

23rd Mar 2004

Beached whale dies on sand bank

A post-mortem examination has so far failed to find out why a 36-foot whale died off the Lincolnshire coast. Full Story...

23rd Mar 2004

Beached whale rescue called off

Rescuers have postponed efforts to free a 15-ton beached whale from a sand bank off the Lincolnshire coast.Full Story...

22nd Mar 2004

60 Bottlenose Dolphins Dead in Florida Panhandle

More than 60 bottlenose dolphins have died in the waters of the Florida Panhandle in the past nine days under mysterious circumstances, U.S. marine re...

22nd Mar 2004

Rescuers struggle to free whale

Rescuers have failed in their latest attempt to rescue a 36-feet-long whale stranded off the Lincolnshire coast. Full Story...

22nd Mar 2004

'Stop Whaling', Animal Welfare Groups Urge World

Saying that harpoons mean unacceptable cruelty in slaughtering whales, animal welfare groups launched a global campaign yesterday to outlaw hunts of t...

10th Mar 2004

WhaleLog Project: Bottlenose Dolphin, West of Mayo

Date: 2nd December 2003Location: West of MayoSpecies: Bottlenose DolphinsNo. Animals: 35-40...

2nd Mar 2004

Satellite tags to help save dolphins

New Zealand is aiming to use satellite tagging to try to save Maui's dolphins, the world's most endangered marine mammal.Full Story...

2nd Mar 2004

Dolphin mother and calf live Strand in Rosslare, Co. Wexford

We had a live stranding this afternoon March 1st 2004 on Rosslare Strand - a common dolphin mother and calf pair got caught out in the tide and maroon...

1st Mar 2004

Dolphin Delirium at Passage East, Co. Waterford

Upwards of 50 common dolphins have spent the last three weeks in the Waterford Estuary, close to the Ballyhack/Passage East car ferry. They have remai...

1st Mar 2004

“Pick days when the sea is calm and watch what the birdies are doing !”

After having completed 22 watches around Blasket Sound in West Kerry, from either Dunmore Head or Slea Head, it seemed like a good time for me to revi...

26th Feb 2004

Seals and Dolphins Wash Up on Mexican Beach

The corpses of 128 seals, nine dolphins and nine pelicans washed up on a beach in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico's government said on Monday.Full Story...

25th Feb 2004

Fin whales still off Hook Hd, Co. Wexford

The activity in the Hook Head area seems to be continuing. Obviously the resumption in sightings has been made possible by the current anticyclonic w...

17th Feb 2004

Turtle-tracker tool aids experts

An online mapping system which displays information about turtles' nesting and migration habits should help to protect them against further survival t...

16th Feb 2004

Concerns raised over bottom trawling.

Scientists from around the world have called for a ban on a fishing practice known as bottom trawling, amid concerns that it is causing unprecedented ...

16th Feb 2004

Dead Dolphins Reported Near Trawlers

Five dead dolphins were today spotted in the vicinity of two sets of pair trawlers in the Channel, the environmental pressure group Greenpeace said to...

7th Feb 2004

Mexican Sea Turtles Massacred by Armed Poachers

Carcasses of hundreds of endangered sea turtles, bludgeoned and carved open by poachers, litter the virgin beach of San Valentin on Mexico's Pacific c...

3rd Feb 2004

Second whale beaches on islands

A 50ft fin whale has been washed ashore on the west coast island of Coll. Full Story...

2nd Feb 2004

Dead whale washes up on English coast

The body of a sperm whale has been washed ashore on the East Anglian coast. Full Story...

31st Jan 2004

Rare whale corpse found on shore

A species of whale seen only twice in the past 25 years in Hebridean waters has washed up dead on the north west coast of Mull.Full Story...

30th Jan 2004

Killer whales surprise twitchers

Birdwatchers on a day trip off the west Wales coast found two killer whales instead.Full Story...

30th Jan 2004

Whale explodes in Taiwanese city!

A dead sperm whale has exploded while being delivered to a research centre near the southwestern city of Tainan.Full Story...

28th Jan 2004

Campaigners tackle dolphin deaths

Two campaign groups are joining forces to try to help the thousands of marine mammals killed annually in UK, French & Irish waters. Full Story...

22nd Jan 2004

Live Stranding Course

BDMLR are providing a live stranding course at Portrush Countryside Centre, Co Antrim on 24th October, 2004.Contact: www.bdmlr.org...

11th Jan 2004

IWDG office will be unattended from 11th Jan-Feb. 9th. 2004

The IWDG office no. 023-31911 will be unattended from 11th Jan-Feb. 9th. 2004. If you have any queries that can wait, you might hold them till then....

10th Jan 2004

ISCOPE Training Day

A training day designed to help people identify and record cetaceans stranded on the coast or sighted in Irish waters will take place on 3 July in Kil...

7th Jan 2004

Report on post-Christmas fin whale activity in Waterford Harbour.

Day 1. Dec 27thBilly Colfer sends the 1st report of this episode of whale activity, with 5 large whales close inshore at Hook Head, Co. WexfordDay 2. ...

5th Jan 2004