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IWDG have just validated two sighting by Marcus Hogan and the Galway Hooker Sailing Club of a solitary bottlenose dolphin off the Nimmo’s Pier area of Galway docks on Sat. 6th and Tues. 16th February.  Given the footage, description, location and circumstances, we are confident these record are our first sightings of 2021 of the

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To mark the 30th year of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, we have invited a number of the founder members to reflect on those first few steps towards establishing such a successful NGO. For our second invited piece we have a contribution from Brendan Price. It was Brendan, who driven by the vision to

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Hi to all humpback whale enthusiasts and especially to those of you who have adopted one of the humpback whales on the Irish catalogue. By way of a wee summary, we’ve enjoyed another great humpback year and the catalogue which started the season with 97 individuals has grown by 12% to 109 animals during 2020.

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THE DINGLE DOLPHIN; Deilf an Daingin                                   by Brian Holmes It is difficult to pin-point when the expectation that the dolphin swimming around in the Dingle harbour entrance channel would always be found there, rather than the stay being an

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The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group advocate for a better understanding of cetaceans and their habitats through education and research. We believe that the first step in becoming an ocean literate and informed society, starts with our youngest citizens. We are delighted to announce a new educational resource for young and aspiring marine biologists, Ireland’s

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Tá borradh faoi thionscal an fhuinnimh in-athnuaite mhara tuartha sna blianta amach romhainn  agus sprioctháirgeadh de 5GW d’fhuinnimh gaoithe amach ón gcósta faoi 2030 agus 30 GW faoi 2050. Tacaíonn Grúpa Faire na Míolta Móra agus na nDeilfeanna (IWDG) le dícharbónú  gheilleagar na hÉireann, ach é sin ráite, ba cheart go ndéanfaí aon fhorbairt amach

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Update 17 November 2020 Willy Aubin reports: “Stranding fin whale series continued Saturday 14 November with another case of stranding in St Hilaire de Riez, a 15.8m, male (without the tail, which was taken on the beach, we do not don’t know by whom ??). Again an extremely emaciated animal”. Willy also asks “with this

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Press Release 11 November 2020 McConalogue lodges legal appeal against Court decision to allow large trawlers fish inside Ireland’s six mile zone In December 2018, following a public consultation process in which over 900 submissions were received, the then Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine announced that vessels over 18 metres will be excluded from trawling

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