Justin Judge I am excited to be onboard RV Celtic Explorer once again, this time for the annual WESPAS survey which will be carried out over the next 41 days. Today is day 1, test day, where we will be steaming to the other side of Galway Bay to calibrate the fisheries acoustic equipment. Later
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This winter has proven to be the worst on record with regards to stranding’s. However, after the month of April, we have seen a significant decrease in reports compared to March, during which a whopping 96 animals were reported (Figure 1). Let us hope that this downward trend will continue over the following months. Figure.
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
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
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
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) today urged the government to allow time for a full and frank scrutiny of the National Marine Planning Framework as it passes through the Oireachtas, and that it remains open to improving weaknesses in the National Marine Planning Framework highlighted by the IWDG and other marine conservation organisations.
RTE have just released the viewing figures for the wildlife documentary “Ireland to Iceland: On the trail of the Humpback Whale”, shown on RTE 1 and 2 during April. The programme joined the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group on its epic expedition to Iceland on its research vessel Celtic Mist. The IWDG have shown that
Report IV, Monday 29th 2021 March…UPDATE We’ve just learnt over the weekend that the walrus has been observed in Tenby Bay area which is some 19 kms east of its first confirmed Welsh sighting off Broad Haven, South Pembrokeshire on March 20th. Images taken by Gareth Davies and others again confirm that this
IWDG Cetacean Stranding Scheme Update; January – February 2021 Since 2011, the number of strandings during the winter period has increased significantly. These strandings have been dominated by common dolphins. Here, IWDG Strandings Officer Stephanie Levesque reports on strandings during the first two months of 2021, and puts these numbers into some historical context. Between January
28th February, 2021 With the humpback whale ashore on the afternoon of Wednesday 24 February, so began a lot of phoning around so that relevant agencies and key individuals were brought into the loop and a coordinated approach lead by the IWDG could be taken. This is the IWDG approach to large whale stranding events