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IRISH WHALE AND DOLPHIN GROUP

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What is a Cetacean?
It is the collective name for all whales, dolphins and porpoise which form the taxonomic order of Cetacea.
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IWDG discovery of a breeding ground for humpbacks whales feeding in Ireland is just published in Aquatic Mammals. "You wait 16 years for one match and then get three in two years ......" https://t.co/e81NR9exyt

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The Code of Conduct for Whale Encounters - Marine Notice 15/2005

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IRISH WHALE AND DOLPHIN GROUP

Flukey Facts Monday 🐬 ⁠Amazing Facts about Whales and Dolphins!⁠

What is a Cetacean? ⁠


‘Cetacean’ is the collective name for all whales, dolphins and porpoise which form the taxonomic order of Cetacea. Despite spending the entirety of their lives in the water, they are mammals like us. Meaning that they are warm blooded, give birth to live young, nurse their young, have traces of hair, and must come to the surface to breathe air through their lungs.⁠
It is believed that modern cetaceans evolved from a common terrestrial ancestor, and that their closest living relative today is the hippo.⁠
They are highly evolved, intelligent and sentient animals, who exist in highly organised and culturally diverse societies. Modern whales may be divided into two subgroups; Odontocetes (toothed whales) and Mysticetes (baleen whales).⁠


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Recent publication on our work in Cabo Verde. Official recognition of our discovery of at least one breeding ground for humpback whales feeding in Irish waters. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great effort today from Galway IWDG members and Galway Swan Rescue who successfully refloated a common dolphin on Silver Strand, Barna.

Appearing to recover quickly it wasn't seen circling or trying to re-strand 🐬🐬 We would like to thank An Garda Síochána and Galway Swan Rescue for there help and quick response.

Photo taken by Orla. 🐬☺️
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