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We should continually reassess our understanding of how large whales such as humpbacks use Irish waters; it’s cathartic and serves to remind us that nothing remains the same and the natural world is no different, as it oscillates between constant flux and chaos. So when there is a flurry of humpback whale sightings in the

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IWDG have become concerned recently about apparently unregulated geophysical site investigations being carried out at proposed offshore windfarm sites. Here Patrick Lyne of the IWDG presents our concerns and calls on our licensing authorities to tighten up their procedures and requirements to ensure impacts on marine mammals and their habitats are kept to a minimum,

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The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group in association with Inis, invite you to Whale Watch Ireland 2022 on Saturday 20th August 2022, between 2:00-4:00 PM:. This annual event comprises free and guided whale watches at local headlands and vantage points, as part of All-Ireland whale watch day. This year’s event is once again timed to

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Celtic Mist Cruise 4 – Kilrush to Kilrush by: Peter Brennan  It was a bottlenose bonanza on our latest cruise. Day 1: We were scheduled to meet Celtic Mist at Kilrush Marina for the start of the cruise, but the previous group had some Covid issues and had left the boat in Fenit. I got a

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The Irish Government has issued a notice warning that a French ‘missile/rocket firing exercise’ will take place in Ireland’s Exclusive Economic Zone to the southwest of the country from 21-27 June. The IWDG have expressed concern to the French embassy regarding the planned military exercise. Although we understand they are not planning to use active

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Ireland’s Marine Protected Areas must increase 18-fold by the end of the decade in order to restore critical habitats, safeguard wildlife and address the climate crisis according to a new report commissioned by the Fair Seas campaign. Fair Seas is a coalition of Ireland’s leading environmental non-governmental organisations and networks. Fair Seas is urging the

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A live stranded whale was reported to the IWDG stranding scheme in Glengarriff, Co. Cork on 1 May 2022. Although it managed to refloat itself before members of the IWDG Live Stranding Network arrived to the scene, it was unfortunately found washed up dead the following day. The IWDG can now announce that the whale

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