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More than 20 pilot whales, including up to four young calves, were back at sea yesterday after they survived a dramatic beaching on the Kerry coastline. However, 18 whales died when they became stranded on Saturday morning at Aughacasla Strand near the Ma

As more dolphin bodies are washed ashore, WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, has today revealed the latest evidence of the carnage to dolphins being caused in fishing nets in waters west of the British Isles. Irish research on a trial pelag

Throughout October, November and up to the end of December large baleen whales (mostly fin whales but including sei and humpback whales) were observed on almost 100% of watches under optimum environmental conditions from west Cork. This activity reached fever pitch in the week running up to Christmas, which produced humpback whales (including a mother

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A sixty foot whale washed ashore at Fahey Bay near Clifden in early September was identified as a Fin whale by a local marine biologist. Galway County Council six days later decided to burn the whale following complaints from people about the smell. The whale was dead when stranded and appeared to have died two

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The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Government has failed to fulfil its obligations to schedule habitat areas for protection. The Government is required to set up the sites under a 1992 directive. It was to have issued a full listing of sites

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) was established in December 1990 at the newly opened ENFO office. Representatives from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland were present and it was decided that the IWDG would operate throughout the island of Ireland with the mission statement: “dedicated to the study and conservation of

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