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In managing a public biological recording scheme, we are in effect sampling. So the records that you as Citizen Scientists report to IWDG are likely a small subset of the total number of sightings of cetaceans and basking sharks from all Irish coastal waters, and this is a situation that we are happy to live

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It is with great sadness we report the death of Pádraic de Bhaldraithe, who passed in Galway hospice on Monday 8th July after a long illness. Pádraic was the IWDG Irish Language Officer from 2012 to 2024, but he will be known throughout Ireland for so much more. A zoologist, teacher, educator, skipper, inspector, owner

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Killybegs to Rossaveal Crew members : Skipper Paul, First mate Cecily, marine biologist Hélène, Helena, Julia, Mary and Rea. Embarking on our sixth week aboard the Celtic Mist we welcomed a new crew, ready to delve into the rich marine life off the coast of Ireland. Each week brings fresh excitement and unique encounters, and

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We wish to recruit a full-time IWDG Marine Biodiversity and ORE Officer to build capacity in the IWDG and wider eNGO sector in relation to marine biodiversity and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) and a Marine Mammal Ecologist to assist in the delivery of the Marine Mammal Mitigation Plan for MP2 at Dublin Port. The Irish

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Celtic Sea Sensitivity Analysis Published The Marine Protected Area Advisory Committee has published their latest report Ecological Sensitivity Analysis of the Celtic Sea to inform future designation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Commissioned by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage the report describes the scientific analysis “to provide rationales and recommendations for the

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Killybegs to Killybegs  Crew members : Skipper Paul, First mate Robbie, Marine biologist Olivia, Marine biologist Hannah, Pat, Daithí, and Heather For Leg 5 of survey season the Celtic Mist stayed in Donegal Bay for its second week. This weeks biologist Olivia tells us more about a very sunny week onboard! Day 1 Our week-long

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They say a picture paints a thousand words and I’d probably not have looked into this subject had it not been for an image attached to a sighting report by IWDG Cork member and ecologist Conor Rowlands, taken from Cloghna Head, overlooking Rosscarbery Bay on June 3rd.  During this watch Conor observed about four minkes

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Killybegs to Killybegs  Crew members : Skipper Mick, First mat Laura, Marine biologist Hélène, Anne-Marie, Neasa, Pete & Síofra. The fourth week of our survey season was an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes and rich marine life of Donegal Bay. Our mission carried added significance as we are surveying the area which was identified

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This weeks blog comes from Sloan Massie. Sloan is the Welfare Officer for IWDG and a veterinarian with a special interest in aquatic animal medicine and pathology. She joined leg 3 of Celtic Mist as a biologist and already cannot wait to jump aboard next year! Rossaveal to Killybegs  Crew members : Skipper Pat, First

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We are back for a new season of our scientific program aboard the Celtic Mist! Like 2023, every week a new crew will help survey Irish coastal waters and more specifically Areas of Interest (AOI) for Marine Protected Areas identified by Fair Seas and the IWDG. This first part of the season is focus on

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