The IWDG and P&O Irish Sea Ferries have united to conduct cetacean surveys along a transect line from Rosslare, in Co. Wexford to Cherbourg in France and from Dublin to Liverpool. The surveys will be conducted on a monthly basis providing a year-round study of cetacean population movements and densites in the waters of the
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A pod of 3 Killer Whales have become a star attraction in Cork Harbour. The orcas, which first appeared around the mouth of the Harbour on June 5th have been the subject of TV, Radio and newspaper reports.
P&O Ferries has generously agreed to sponsor the IWDG in conducting cetacean surveys of the waters between Ireland and France
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has received further funding to develop our sightings schemes, due to the generosity of the Patagonia Clothing Company. This funding will be used to enhance and expand our sightings schemes, enabling us to gather important data on cetacean distributions and movements in Irish waters and to update and analyse
On Sunday the 6th of May, two long finned pilot whales stranded at Ballydehob in west Cork. Through a joint local effort the two animals were refloated. However on Monday the two animals were found stranded again on Hare Island in Roaringwater Bay. Again through local efforts and with help from the MMRT, one animal
The IWDG submission to the Corrib Gas Environmental Imapct Assessment Scoping document is available to download in PDF format. RSK (the company conducting the EIA) invited the IWDG to make a submission. The IWDG made a submission, focusing on the areas which RSK wished to address, however the published version of the EIA failed completely
On 25 March 2000, a dead whale, approximately 5 m in length, was found in very poor condition near Doonbeg, Co Clare by Simon Berrow of the IWDG as part of the IWDG Stranding scheme. Although the whale could be identified as a beaked whale, the lower jaw was missing preventing us from identifying which
As part of an environmental impact study into the effects of a proposed natural gas pipeline across the Shannon Estuary, an acoustic listening device for tracking dolphins has been installed.
Mr. J.S. Johnson Attn: SURTASS LFA Sonar OEIS/EIS Program Manager 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 708 Arlington, VA 22203 Dear Mr. Johnson: Thank you for sending a copy of the Final Overseas Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Statement for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar. Since my comments to