Whale Watch Ireland 2016, Sat 27th Aug

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Fin Whale Strands in Co. Dublin

Photographs sent to IWDG showing assymetric colouration of the baleen plates confirm that the baleen whale which stranded at Shankill in County Dublin...

20th Aug 2016

Celtic Mist Sanctuary Tour - The final leg: Glandore to Fenit

The final leg of the Celtic Mist Sanctuary Tour promised fantastic coastal scenery, sheltered bays and inlets, beautiful towns and ….. whales !...

7th Aug 2016

Common dolphin live stranding, Blacksod Bay, Co. Mayo 23 July 2016

Once again, the Mullet Peninsula in Co. Mayo lives up to it's reputation as a 'hotspot' for mass live strandings of common dolphins in Ire...

4th Aug 2016

Final week onboard the Western European Pelagic Shelf and Acoustic Survey (WESPAS)

Common dolphin ©John Power Sightings of common dolphins continued as the Celtic Explorer completed its track lines across the Celtic sea. ...

31st Jul 2016

Arklow to Glandore on the Celtic Mist

  Leg 6 of the Celtic Mist’s journey around Ireland took off from Arklow on July the 18th in some light southerly winds and fairly ...

28th Jul 2016

New species of beaked whale_or is it ?

A new species of beaked whale has just been described from the Pacific Ocean. A caracass floated ashore in June of 2014, in the Pribilof Islands co...

28th Jul 2016

A Reflection from the MMOs on the Western European Pelagic and Acoustic Survey (WESPAS)_UPDATED

The Western European shelf edge pelagic acoustic survey 2016 provided me with an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down, to work aboard the R.V. ...

28th Jul 2016

Interview with Fiacc OBrolchain onboard Celtic Mist

Tom McSweeney talks to IWDG Director and skipper of Celtic Mist about the 25th Anniversary Sanctuary Tour in Poolbeg Sailing Club in Dublin. Wide rang...

20th Jul 2016

IWDG concerned by lack of wildlife representation on new Heritage Council

IWDG are deeply concerned with the new Heritage Council recently appointed by Minister Humphries.   The new members of the board (listed bel...

16th Jul 2016

Unusual Strandings in West Kerry?

Information recorded on the sightings and strandings databases can be used in short- (is there an issue now that needs to be raised?), medium- (end of...

15th Jul 2016

Risso's dolphins and more on the Isle of Man

The 25th Anniversary Sanctuary Tour resumed after a month long break on Friday 8th July with the Celtic Mist setting sail from Poolbeg to Howth. ...

13th Jul 2016
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