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With so many cetaceans out there at present and with so many folk contributing to our sighting scheme, IWDG members should be meeting up at local sites for casual sea watches. This is consistent with our objectives of organizing locally, rather than doing everything on a grand nationwide scale. You are likely to live close

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The female Orca which died in Cork Harbour on the 8th of July, died as the result of an infection in her lower jaw. When examined, the animal was found to have a severe infection with abcesses in the lower jaw. Death was as a result of blood poisoning resulting from this infection. The skull

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This week the world’s leading conservation group published an embarrassing report on Ireland’s feeble conservation measures. Even a new report slamming Ireland for having the worst record in Europe on wildlife protection couldn’t distract the woman who is legally responsible for protecting our natural heritage. By Thursday, almost a week after its publication, she had

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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.

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

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