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Award winning Irish Humpback Whale film to be broadcast on TG4 on October bank-holiday

The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde, an Irish made film and narrated by Liam Ó Maonlaí, will be broadcast on Saturday 29th October at 7.15...

19th Oct 2016

Monitoring Harbour porpoises off North-Antrim Coast

The IWDG have deployed Static Acoustic monitoring devices off the North-Antrim coast in the Skerries and Causeway SAC to monitor the presence and beha...

17th Oct 2016

IWDG seek meeting to explore actions to reduce dolphin bycatch

The number of strandings of common dolphins over the last few years has increased and it is now the most frequently recorded species. Strandings typic...

15th Oct 2016

IWDG Surveyors join 2016 Celtic Sea Herring Survey

Since the first Marine Institute Celtic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey in 2004, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group have collected sightings of whales and ...

9th Oct 2016

Life on the Edge 2016

At sea you are often hostage to the weather and this years’ trip didn’t get the weather windows we would have liked but sadly we cannot co...

5th Oct 2016


The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group Annual General Meeting will take place on 22 October 2016 at 2pm at the Shannon Dolphin Centre, Ki...

5th Oct 2016

IWDG are looking to recruit a General Manager

IWDG General Manager The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (www.iwdg.ie) is an All-Ireland group “dedicated to the conservation and better unders...

20th Sep 2016

Common dolphin live stranding in Doonaha, Co.Clare on August 2016

On the 16th of August 2016, researchers from the IWDG and Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation (SDWF) were called to a live-stranding of two common...

11th Sep 2016

Life on the Edge Part I

Patrick Lyne reports on the latest IWDG offshore survey this time to the shelf edge near France ..... With a suitable but brief weather window we h...

5th Sep 2016

Whale Watch Ireland 2016 results summary

On Saturday 27th August the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group delivered Whale Watch Ireland 2016. This All–Ireland Whale Watch day comprised free, g...

31st Aug 2016

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
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