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A pod of people at the IWDG annual gathering

The annual gathering of IWDG members took place atthe Waterways Ireland Centre in Grand Canal Dock recently. Its a chance for members to learn about w...

16th Dec 2018

Breaking news: Common dolphin in Dublin's River Liffey...updates

Report update IV @ 10:00am 29/11/2018:  With over 2 hours of daylight this morning without any further sighting reports, we remain optimistic tha...

29th Nov 2018

Offshore whale and dolphin surveys published

Research from the largest offshore whale and dolphin survey ever conducted in Ireland and probably the largest ever in Europe were published today. Th...

23rd Nov 2018

Pair trawling for Sprat

The IWDG recently posted on Facebook about two trawlers fishing in the mouth of the Shannon Estuary: "Two pair trawlers seen entering the Shan...

22nd Nov 2018

Killer whales off Dublin Sat. 17th November

Yesterday afternoon the phone started ringing from IWDG members in Dublin who had seen a story on social media about killer whales that were filmed fr...

19th Nov 2018

John O'Shea, Achill RIP

I drove to Achill Island today to pick up a dead dolphin for post-mortem.  Achill was one of the very first places I visited when I cam...

10th Nov 2018

Whale of a Job

A group of people in Ireland interested in whales and dolphins met 28 years ago in Dublin. They formed the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group to try and im...

7th Nov 2018

Cetaceans of the Celtic Sea_Part 3

IWDG Science Officer Seán O'Callaghan reports from RV Celtic Explorer after the third and final week of the annual Celtic Sea Herring ...

31st Oct 2018

IWDG Local Groups

Ther IWDG have been encouraging lkocal members to form local groups in their area to meet up with like-minded people and improving local recordin...

30th Oct 2018

Cuvier's Beaked Whales UME- a Conservation Issue

30 October 2018 The spate of beaked whale strandings reported to the IWDG has finished. There is little to report regarding the UME. The Irish gove...

30th Oct 2018

Access to IWDG Sighting and Stranding Data

The IWDG whale and dolphin recording schemes are the backbone of the IWDG.  This is the source of information on what occurs where and when and i...

18th Oct 2018

This Island Nation: IWDG on how whales and dolphins reflect the health of our marine ecosytems

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation concerns the role of whales and dolphins as sentinel species, reflecting the health of ou...

3rd Oct 2018

Cape Verde 2018 - Updated

Saturday 29 September blog by Kate Yeoman, Maio Biodiversity Foundation It’s been eventful!  We are currently in the last leg of o...

29th Sep 2018

Mystery whale off St. Johns Pt./Minerstown area Aug. 11th 2018?

IWDG has been following up on a rather intriguing sighting of a large mammal which is presumed to be a whale species that was both observed and photog...

6th Sep 2018
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