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IRISH WHALE AND DOLPHIN GROUP

Tonight at 8 on @RTE2
On The Trail Of The Humpback Whale-IWDG Humpback Whale Expedition
Ireland – Iceland 2018
https://iwdg.ie/iwdg-humpback-whale-expedition/

HOW DO DOLPHINS HYDRATE?
⁠Dolphins hydrate using water from their food. They don’t need to drink the way we do as their main prey (fish) has a high water content, so they gain water and hydrate themselves from their food.
Find more fluke facts at https://iwdg.ie/fluke-facts/
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"nature is just fantastic, its a wonderful, wonderful thing to be interested in and I'm so lucky I'm involved in natural history" the words of the late Don Cotton.
This is an extract from a conversation IWDG had with Don Cotton in November before he passed away this week.

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📢TONIGHT at 8pm on RTÉ2🎥 IRELAND TO ICELAND-ON THE TRAIL OF THE HUMPBACK WHALEIreland and Iceland may be separated by 1500 km of wild Atlantic Ocean but we have much in common, including a population of humpback whales. The IWDG has shown that humpback whales seen in Iceland also visit Ireland and we have a shared responsibility towards this iconic species.We share more than genetics and legends... we share whales!Follow our journey tonight on RTE2! and visit the IWDG website for more details at iwdg.ie/iwdg-humpback-whale-expedition/#iwdg#iceland#humpbackwhale#iwdgexpedition#RTE2#research #whales#dolphins#conservation#marineprotectedareas #loveyoursea ... See MoreSee Less
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HOW DO DOLPHINS HYDRATE?⁠Dolphins, like other sea mammals, don't drink the seawater they swim in. They don’t need to drink the way we do as their main prey (fish) has a high water content, so they gain water and hydrate themselves from their food and by producing it internally from the metabolic breakdown of food.⁠⁠Find more amazing facts at iwdg.ie/fluke-facts/📸'Kevin Costner' aka 008 by Sean O'Callaghan#iwdg#irishwhaleanddolphingroup#whale#dolphin#porpoise#bottlenosedolphin#humpbackwhale#marineprotectedareas#marineconservationzones#iwdgeducation#iwdgoutreach#iwdgresearch#iwdgconservation#iwdglocalgroups#northmayoiwdg#corkiwdg#donegaliwdg#sligoiwdg#galwayiwdg#westclareiwdg#northkerryiwdg#waterfordiwdg#dubliniwdg#louthiwdg#northernirelandiwdg#researchvesseliwdg#celticmistiwdg#PhotoIDCatalogue#iwdgconsultation#ShannonDolphinCentre#ShannonDolphinProject#WhaleTrackIreland#MPAs#MarineProtectedAreas#sightingscheme#strandingscheme ... See MoreSee Less
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"nature is just fantastic, its a wonderful, wonderful thing to be interested in and I'm so lucky I'm involved in natural history" the words of the late Don Cotton.This is an extract from a conversation IWDG had with Don Cotton in November before he passed away this week.#sligofield #birdwatchsligo #sligoit ... See MoreSee Less
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