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Fin Whale Strands in Portstewart

At around 11:30am on Monday 5th October I received an email saying that a dead whale had washed up on Portstewart strand. I had never seen a stranded ...

8th Oct 2015

Celtic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey 2015 - UPDATE

Updated 9 October 2015 A few sightings the past couple days that weren't common dolphins!  So a bit of excitement.  We were south of ...

4th Oct 2015

IWDG Website Update

This is a quick update on where we are with the website, the issues we've run into and a request for some software development help. As you may...

9th Sep 2015

Results of Whale Watch Ireland 2015

On Sunday 23rd August the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group delivered Whale Watch Ireland 2015. This All–Ireland Whale Watch day comprised free, guided wh...

1st Sep 2015

Chris Wilson

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Chris Wilson, following a short illness. Chris was the driving force behind the IWDG Rosslar...

29th Aug 2015

Pilot whales stranded at Gowlane Beach in Brandon Bay

At 7.30am last Thursday 6th I received a call from Louise Overy about pilot whales that had stranded at Gowlane Beach in Brandon Bay. It being a short...

12th Aug 2015

Solitary sociable dolphins – a natural fascination

Humans have been fascinated by the power, beauty and sometimes vital savagery of the natural world for at least as long as history can tell us. And fr...

10th Aug 2015

First images and 3rd only sighting record of a beluga whale in Irish waters

There is now broad consensus from cetacean experts on both sides of the Atlantic that this is a confirmed sighting of a beluga whale from Co. Antrim y...

31st Jul 2015

Additional actions agreed in the interest of the safety of people swimming off Inis Oírr

Following recent incidents, involving interaction between the wild dolphin off Inis Oírr and people swimming off the beach on the Island, a number of...

30th Jul 2015

Liam O'Maonlai to narrate 'Humpback Whales of Cape Verde' documentary

Irish musician Liam O'Maonlai will narrate the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group supported film 'Humpback Whales of the Cape Verde'. Shot in Cape Verde, t...

20th Jul 2015
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