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Marine debris in the ocean has become a very hot topic with recent studies of the incidence of extent of plastic contamination of our oceans including...

18th Jan 2018

IWDG describe a new post-mortem scheme for stranded dolphins and porpoise in the latest edition of This Island Nation

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation describes a new post-mortem scheme designed to establish the case of death of stranded dolphin...

9th Jan 2018

Kerry Co Co exhume a common dolphin for IWDG

Following a report by Oonagh Duggan of a common dolphin stranded at Wine Strand in Smerwick Harbour, Co Kerry, IWDG travelled down today to recover it...

2nd Jan 2018

UPDATED- IWDG very concerned about pair trawling in the Shannon Estuary

20 December 2017 After a number of requests from the IWDG we have finally secured acces to the risk assessment of commercial fishiong in marine SAC...

20th Dec 2017

Fin whale strandings November 2017

We are fortunate in Ireland to have the world’s second-largest animal, the fin whale, frequenting our coastal waters. There are regular sig...

14th Dec 2017

New IWDG Galway Local Group

A local IWDG group branch has been established in Galway to continue to promote the monitoring of whales and dolphins off around the coast of County G...

17th Nov 2017

IWDG on TV3 news highlighting pair trawling in the Shannon

Dr Simon Berrow highlighted the IWDG's legitimate concerns over sprat fishing in the Shannon estuary on TV3's 3news at 5.30 tod...

13th Nov 2017

Celtic Mist comes to Dublin for overwintering and repairs

As part of a deal with Waterways Ireland, the IWDG has secured a berth for the Celtic Mist at Charlotte Quay in the Grand Canal Dock, Dublin. The bert...

8th Nov 2017

Marine debris found in 8.5% of whales and dolphins in Ireland

Marine debris found in the stomachs and intestines of whales, dolphins and porpoise in Ireland in one of the largest studies of this kind undertaken ...

1st Nov 2017

Another 'Record' Year For Cetacean Strandings

Up to and including 2010, IWDG never received more than 150 validated cetacean stranding reports in any one year but things started to change in 2011 ...

8th Sep 2017

Life on the Edge on Celtic Mist

5 September 2017 The departure point for this years’ offshore cruise on Celtic Mist was Kilrush which we departed on Monday August 28th Augus...

5th Sep 2017
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