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Cruise 3: 11-17 July 2021 Crew on the third week members cruise on Celtic Mist Pearse McDonnell reports via video: Cruise 2: Sunday 4 July Our journey began in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, where we met our fantastic crew – skipper Noel, first mate Pat, IWDG members Susan, Tony, Robbie, and Daniel, and marine biologists Sorcha

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Justin Judge 19 July 2021 Now at the end of the WESPAS 2021 Marine Institute survey, I am reflecting on all the sightings we have had and more specifically on the most recent sightings since my last blog update. Some great views of long-finned pilot whales, common dolphins, minke whales and fin whales have graced

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by Stephanie Levesque, IWDG Strandings Officer June 2021 To date, IWDG have received a total of 291 stranding records in 2021. This represents a 62% increase compared to this time last year, which in itself was a record year for strandings. COVID-19 restrictions have most certainly lead to increased reporting, however, Ireland was in full

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The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) is delighted to announce our new Reporting App for mobile devices. After a year of design, implementation and exhaustive testing, this powerful new biological recording tool will be launched on May 22nd to coincide with National Biodiversity Week. The new IWDG Reporting App, developed by Compass Informatics and

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action Tuesday 11th May 2021 Statement by Dr Simon Berrow, CEO of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and lecturer in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Renewable energy is a central pillar of Climate Action. The marine renewable energy industry in Ireland is expanding

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Finn van der Aar has been nominated by the IWDG to represent the Environmental Pillar on the Board of the North RIFF. The Inshore Fisheries Forums are consultative forums at which members are representative of the ‘inshore sector’ fishermen using boats of less than 12m in overall length. They have nominated delegates to bring forward regional proposals to NIFF

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