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📍Identifying Potential Marine Conservation Zones in Ireland's EEZ
2. Continental shelf edge and slopes

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Map created by Iwdg consultant Hannah Keogh depicting proposed MPA site.

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Risso's Dolphin | Grampus griseus | An deilf liath

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"Nimmo"...the Galway harbour seasonally resident bottlenose dolphin shows his salmon hunting skills yesterday Wed. 14th April off Nimmo's Pier. Big thanks to Marcus Hogan for sharing this drone footage with us and for his regular sighting reports to IWDG, which make such a valuable contribution to our understanding of our solitary bottlenose dolphins.#IWDG #conservation #MarineProtectedAreas #LoveYourSea #TheOceanWeShare ... See MoreSee Less
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We've long known that bottlenose dolphins are our most widely distributed and reported coastal dolphin species, and this is rarely demonstrated as clearly as it was this week when on Tues. 13th IWDG received and validated bottlenose dolphin sightings in no less than six counties, totalling a min. of 70 animals. This also reflects the reach of the IWDG sightings network, which continues to grow from strength to strength. We map these sighting here for your perusal, but this can be easily done on www.iwdg.ie using the browse sightings portal. We'd like to thank the following recorders for taking the time to report their observations to IWDG for validation: John Devlin, Carnlough, Co. AntrimJohn Kelly, Greenore, Carlingford Lough, Co. LouthTrudy Devereux, Helvic Head, Co. WaterfordVincent Hyland, Kenmare River, Co. KerryAileen McDermott, Loop Head, Co. ClarePaddy Crowe, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, Co. GalwayMap courtesy of IWDG. Enjoy and report.#IWDG #conservation #marineprotectedareas #loveyoursea #theoceanweshare ... See MoreSee Less
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📍Identifying Potential Marine Conservation Zones in Ireland's Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ)Acoustic and aerial surveys have shown that the continental shelf edge and slopes have a significant beaked whales, sperm whale and long-finned pilot whale presence. .In 2013 the Western shelf edge from Donegal to the Whittard Canyons but excluding the Porcupine Seabight was designated a protected area for beaked whales (ENI, 2013). This was maintained until 2016 when this designation was dropped..IWDG propose a Marine Protected Area (MPA) be reinstated to protect these elusive and unusual cetaceans species and their habitats.Map created by Iwdg consultant Hannah Keogh depicting proposed MPA site.find out more 👉https://iwdg.ie/marine-conservation-zones/#IWDG #conservation #marineprotectedareas #loveyoursea #theoceanweshare ... See MoreSee Less
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