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IRISH WHALE AND DOLPHIN GROUP

Combining IWDG and the UK stranding records since 1913, Coombs et al., 2019 reports an increase in stranding numbers throughout the century and stresses the need for long-term systematic stranding networks.
https://t.co/rQ9QErKhFi
#iwdg #strandings #research #CetaceanStrandings

🐬Species of the Week 🐳 Minke whales are Ireland’s smallest baleen whale species. 🐳To find out more, check out: https://t.co/CZFqq38qtK #iwdg #speciesoftheweek #irish #whales #dolphins #porpoises

A second match of a humpback whale between Ireland and Cabo Verde is exciting news. Here Simon Berrow and Pádraig Whooley discuss the implications and discovery.

https://t.co/yhVkA1CS40

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Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

Throw away those isolation blues, its time to get creative!

IWDG is happy to launch our flukey art competition for 13 yr olds and younger.

If you are bored and like to create things then we challenge you and your friends to create some new, cool flukey art.
You can use any medium you like to create your artwork but it must be related to ocean wildlife and cetaceans.
When your done email a scanned copy or a photo of your artwork to education@iwdg.ie - winner will be announced in June 2020.
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This week, we've selected a research paper investigating cetacean strandings, given the alarming increase of whales and dolphins stranding on our coasts, a trend that unfortunately, is not unique to Ireland.

Learn more about why long-term, systematic and validated stranding data is vital to provide information on past and present diversity for common, rare, and inconspicuous species on the IWDG member resources page or click the clink below.
iwdg.ie/cms_files/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Coombs-et-al-2019-What-can-cetacean-stranding-record...
Photo: Simon Berrow/IWDG
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Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme- UK strandings
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#IWDG #strandings #research
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🐬Species of the Week 🐳

Minke whales is Ireland’s smallest baleen whale species. They tend to be wary of boats, although occasionally, they have been reported approaching vessels while spy hopping. Typically, the minke whale is typically found in coastal waters between April and October, feeding on small shoaling fish, but they have been recorded as early as March.

Have you spotted a minke whale recently? If so, share your story with us and report your sighting on our website 🐳

🐳To learn more about minke whales check out their species profile iwdg.ie/minke-whale/
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