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๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป There are only two more days left! And we are in full swing preparing for this year's #WhaleTales2023 conference in the West Cork village of Leap, hosted by @CECAS from 24-26,March.

Tickets are still available, so grab your last-minute ones at


Troubled Waters - diving, dolphins and deep seas: Thursday, 23 March 2023, 6 - 8pm: Trinity Enterprise Centre

Registration Free at

Whale Tales in West Cork as IWDG Gather for AGM in Leap

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More wonderful footage from Strangford, Co. Down early yesterday morning Thurs. 30th March, of the pair of bottlenose dolphins that have been in the area since March 25th. They are being reported around the Narrows and Portaferry areas in recent days. IWDG has also validated bottlenose dolphin sightings from further afield, in places such as Ballygally, Glenarm and Ballycastle areas; so they are definitely a species worth watching out for in the area over the coming Easter holiday period. Our suggestion as always is to watch them from the safety of the shore to minimise the potential for disturbance. Any of the footage we've seen suggests they are often within metres of the shoreline, so there should be no need for people to take boats out to view them. This is a rare opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts in the area to watch cetaceans with ease from the shore. Enjoy!As always we really appreciate Citizen Scientists reporting such sightings to IWDG on or our Reporting App , as this will help us track their movements over time. Useful images of their dorsal fins can help us confirm whether or not this pair of bottlenose are known to the Irish Coastal Bottlenose Catalogue..Big thanks to Michael Fitzsimons for sharing this clip from yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less
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โš ๏ธ GRAPHIC CONTENTA picture is worth a thousand words. ๐Ÿ“ธ Gerry Flaherty, IWDG Stranding Network Volunteer. Harbour porpoise reported on the 13th of March in Clontarf, Co. Dublin. Please report all stranded whales, dolphins and porpoises to the IWDG Stranding Scheme, alive or dead, by visiting our website ( or downloading our free IWDG Reporting App. ... See MoreSee Less
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โ›ต ๐‰๐Ž๐ ๐Ž๐๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐”๐๐ˆ๐“๐˜: ๐ˆ๐–๐ƒ๐† ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐๐ข๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ โ›ตWe wish to recruit a Field Biologist for the 2023 summer season onboard Celtic Mist. The Field Biologist will be responsible for running the research surveys onboard our vessel Celtic Mist, collecting important data on the marine mammals in our waters, and training members in field survey techniques๐Ÿ“„Detailed information and how to apply can be found at๐Ÿ“… Closing date: 17th April 2023 at 5pm#iwdgjobs #marinebiologist #iwdg #Conservation #sailing #sailforscience #marinemammals #ireland #recruiting #recruitingnow #jointheteam ... See MoreSee Less
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