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The IWDG contribute a monthly radio slot on This Island Nation, courtesy of the generosity of Tom McSweeney. This Island Nation is broadcast on digital radio and syndicated all around Ireland. IWDG feature strongly on this months edition of “This Island Nation” with the current Cape Verdes expedition and IWDG Sightings Officer’s thoughts on the

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On Saturday 24th August, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group delivered Whale Watch Ireland 2019. All–Ireland Whale Watch day, now in its 19th year, comprises free, guided land-based watches, spread over 14 counties, and in all four provinces and continues to be one of the largest events on the Irish wildlife calendar. To maximize the impact of this

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IWDG return to Cape Verde

The main purpose behind this Septembers survey is collaboration between IWDG, Bios.CV, ECOCV, Edmaktub Association and the Swiss Whale Society #IWDGCVI 13 September 2019 After two weeks, we arrived back to Sal Rei on Boavista last night after a long 16 hour passage from Santiago. The wind was more north than east which meant a

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Read her amazing story …… 18 August 2019 Following the amazing news of sightings of “Spirtle” off the east coast of Ireland, she has been seen of Fenit, Co Kerry regularly over the last month. She was reported on 7th July by James O’Shea off Samphire Island just off Fenit in Tralee Bay, Co. Kerry.

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The survey is rapidly coming to a close as we carry out a long CTD cast survey to lock down the oceanography. Yesterday we hove to all day sheltered behind Inis Mór in the Aran Islands as high winds and swell made surveying impossible. Celtic Voyager hove to inside the Aran Islands   The last

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Summer Survey 2019: Diary of Week 10 Report by Eamonn Clarke, IWDG Member Thanks to a cancellation, I got the pleasure of re-joining IWDG’s 12-week Summer Survey 2019 for week 10 having been on the Celtic Mist for week one. I joined the Celtic Mist in Kinvara, Co Galway, where the IWDG and the Celtic

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During the summer 2018, the IWDG sailed to Iceland in search of humpback whales, but also to build relationships with Iceland, the country and its people. Why ? Because Ireland and Iceland share a humpback whale population, with the same individual whales recorded between these two island nations. We wrote about the expedition, but we

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The IWDG contribute a monthly radio slot on This Island Nation, courtesy of the generosity of Tom McSweeney. This Island Nation is broadcast on digital radio and syndicated all around Ireland. Dr Simon Berrow records a 3 minute piece on the work of the IWDG or an interesting discovery as well as opinion and policies.

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New IWDG magazine “Flukes” is now available to IWDG members, Its been nine years since the last IWDG magazine which was called “Miol Mor”. IWDG decided to try and produce two printed magazines for members each year to compliment our online media. Different publications and platforms reach different cohorts of people and sometimes its nice

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IWDG at SeaFest

Join IWDG at SeaFest in Cork city. Celtic Mist will be berthed at Arthurs Quay and we will have our tent alongside. Seafest, Ireland’s largest maritime festival, takes place at Cork City Quays, 10am to 6pm all weekend