2018

Joshua Quinton's paraglide for the IWDG

A big thanks and well done to Joshua Quinton! Joshua completed his paraglide to raise funds for the IWDG on Bank Holiday Monday. He's raised an am...

7th Apr 2018

IWDG welcome humpback #HBIRL86 to Ireland

The early flurry of humpback whale activity off the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork last week culminated in good enough sea conditions on 31st March for IWD...

5th Apr 2018

This Island Nation: IWDG talk about killer whales and the effect of persistent pollutants

IWDG contribution to his months This Island Nation is about killer whales and the effect of persistent pollutants on these magnificent ...

4th Apr 2018

First humpbacks of 2018 Whale season....UPDATE

Report II. 31st March 2018 For any wildlife enthusiasts or whale watchers who'd like to try and see these humpback whales, especially if you ar...

30th Mar 2018

Porpoises in the Shannon Estuary 20th March 2018

What makes for an interesting cetacean sighting record?  Take the most recent sightings feature we wrote up here on www.iwdg.ie, which was Nick M...

22nd Mar 2018

Killer whales off Blaskets on RTE News, 7th March

For those of you who missed tonight's main RTE News, click on this link and scroll down to end of article for footage of the two killer whales kno...

7th Mar 2018

Killer whale, John Coe in Dingle Bay, 5th March 2018.

Yesterday morning, Monday 5th March was a rare day of calm seas, but was all the motivation that IWDG's Nick Massett needed to brush the snow off ...

5th Mar 2018

Strandings Update

 2017 had an unusually high number of strandings in Ireland with 263 recorded, way up on previous years. However, as we come to the end of Februa...

27th Feb 2018

80 dolphins found dead on Irish Beaches so far in 2018

As we reach the end of February 2018, we now have an unprecedented 80 dead dolphins (mostly common dolphins) on Irish beaches. To give some idea of th...

26th Feb 2018

IWDG at Ballynature, Co Antrim, Sat 24th Feb

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) are at the Ballynature event in Ballynure village, Co. Antrim, this Saturday, 24th Februar...

23rd Feb 2018

Common Dolphins Dying in Ever Increasing Numbers in Ireland

For the last seven years or so, the news from Ireland's seashore has become something of a broken record in late winter/early spring. Each year, t...

19th Feb 2018

IWDG Cetacean ID and recording workshop, Sat. 21st April 2018

About the Event Workshop Leader: Pádraig Whooley, Irish Whale & Dolphin Group Sightings Officer Venue: National Biodiversity Data Cen...

15th Feb 2018

Large whale watching off the southeast.

Report update, Feb. 8th 2018 Andrew Malcolm reports another Co. Waterford fin whale sighting yesterday Wed. 7th Feb. in the area 5-10 Km south of H...

8th Feb 2018

Recovery of dolphins for post-mortem ongoing

Two dolphins were recovered by the IWDG from Co Kerry today for post-mortem examination.  thisfollows two more recovered on Saturday, one from no...

28th Jan 2018

Listen to the Radio One documentary on the

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