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IWDG data has been used in a large study to explore the changes in the abundance and distribution of common dolphin in the Bay of Biscay. Using a large collaborative dataset of 1728 sightings of common dolphin collected during 21 different surveys including data from IWDG Ship Surveys, senior author Amaia Astarloa from the AZTI

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A new species of whale was formally announced today. A paper describing Ramari’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon eueu) was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. This is a result of work by a team led by Dr Emma Carroll from the University of Auckland. A combination of genetics and skull morphology resulted in True’s

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Did you know the IWDG and our core sponsor Inis Energy of the Sea strongly believe that the first step in Ireland becoming an ocean literate and informed society starts with our youngest citizens? And that we have a junior membership available to support this? Well, we do, and we want it to be available

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Our first international humpback match dates back to an image taken by Conor Ryan in September 2007 out on a whale watch trip with Colin Barnes off Toe Head, West Cork.  Within a few hours of our posting the images on www.iwdg.ie of its well-marked dorsal fin there was an excited call from a Wouter

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Salty Sea Sisters 1st Birthday

IWDG Join The Salty Sea Sisters 1st Birthday The Salty Sea Sisters are a “community of wild women from across the isles of Ireland and the UK who support, connect and encourage each other in the pursuit of adventure through the strength of sistership”. They celebrated one year together in style this September at Fair

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Mayo Live Stranding Course 2021

Live Stranding Course Mayo Local Group 2021 IWDG Stranding’s Officer Stephanie Levesque and IWDG Education and Outreach Officer Sibéal Regan teamed up with Live Stranding Responder Gemma O’Connor to deliver a live stranding course in Eachleim, Co. Mayo on September 18 2021. A live stranding course for the Mayo local group was a top priority

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