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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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It was January, 1988. We were bobbing in a cold, murky sea, rain hitting my diving mask at 45 degrees. We had been floating there for what seemed ages when poof, a large grey mound of blubber surfaced right next to us, out of nowhere. The dolphin repeated this three times then was gone. It

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The reason a rare Sowerby’s Beaked Whale live stranded and died in Wicklow Harbour on 4 July 2020 is not known. Despite a full post-mortem being carried out at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine laboratory facilities at Backweston, the cause of death could not be determined. Dr Simon Berrow of the Irish

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