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A True's beaked whale post-mortem was performed yesterday in Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry under our Deep Diving and Rare species Investigation Programme (DDRIP). Summary of the initial results are outlined below. Full results will be released once further analysis has been completed.


Powerful but simple message outside Poolbeg Yacht and Motor Club in the heart of Dublin City, supported by the IWDG. So many can benefit if MPAs are progressed properly, and engagement with all those interested in the key.

#fairseas #iwt #birdwatchireland #ecorebelireland


Our team are over in #Scotland today attending the #MarineForum2022 Sharing knowledge and collaboration are key themes of the forum and we are looking forward to hearing the broad range of talks from
@strandings @whalesorg and many more


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GIVE THE GIFT OF READING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group advocates for a better understanding of cetaceans and their habitats through education and research.We believe that the first step in becoming an ocean-literate and informed society starts with our youngest citizens. Ireland’s Blubber Book is one such tool in educating the people of Ireland on the lives of cetaceans such as whales and dolphins. This book was created to support the aims of the National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development. It is available for €12 on the IWDG's website in both English and Irish. However, if you sign up to our New Junior Membership you will receive a copy of the book in your membership pack!------To find out more, visit #juniormembership #oceanhero ... See MoreSee Less
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πŸ‹ Join our Adopt-A-Whale program today and help us monitor humpback whales in Irish waters by supporting fuel costs, camera equipment, data storage and maintenance of the photo-ID catalogue.Your adoption pack will include a personalised adoption certificate with a photo and information about your whale. Email updates about whales and about your whale, if re-sighted, during the year of your adoption.πŸŽ„Give the gift of a whale this Christmas by adopting one today.Your adoption is also an invaluable contribution to our WhaleTrack Ireland project Credit: Drone footage by Sean O'Callaghan#whaletrackireland #iwdgproject #humpbackwhale #adoptawhale #AdoptaDolphin #ShopToSupport ... See MoreSee Less
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🐬 π’π¨π¦πž 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐒𝐭𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐑𝐞 π’π‘πšπ§π§π¨π§ 𝐃𝐨π₯𝐩𝐑𝐒𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭!! 🐬...Kevin Costner has been found!!!!Our precious old man, who had been AWOL since last spring, has decided to move to the west coast of Scotland. We received some images from Vari in @ClydeWhaleandDolphinWatch. They had been unable to match an animal seen in the Clyde to the Scottish catalogues, so she sent us the images on the off chance we knew this animal. And who should it be but our wanderer. Many thanks to Vari and Clyde whale and dolphin watch and Fiona Cook in Greenock who took the images of Kevin. Her beautiful images clearly show the notches on his fin and distinctive rake marks, so we could be 100% confident of this match. This shows the power of citizen science. Your images of bottlenose dolphins allows us to gain a better understanding of these animals movements. If you have any images or videos of bottlenose dolphins around our coasts you can send them to me through fb or instagram or through our sighting schemeπŸ“· Fiona Cook ... See MoreSee Less
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