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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C


Last month
August 2023
Concern mounting for safety of three bottlenose whales who have spent over a week in Bantry Bay
The three Northern bottlenose whales, normally seen in deep seas, arrived into the bay 10 days ago.
This year
Not possible to carry out post mortem on fin whale that washed up on Co Kerry beach
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has said the 19 metre-long whale is too decomposed for a full post-mortem.
Last year
Marine groups call on French government to stop military exercise near Irish waters
The exercise began from 2am this morning.
All time
New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters
‘Orion’ was sighted around 60km northwest of Malin Head in Co Donegal.
Six bottlenose whales die after mass stranding on Donegal beach
The northern bottlenose whales were found stranded earlier today.
Whale that washed up on Dublin beach 'almost definitely the same whale that died in Dublin Port'
It was originally thought to be a minke whale but was later confirmed to be a fin whale.
Whale spotted in River Liffey found dead near Dublin Port
The Fin whale was spotted in Dublin port on Wednesday.
20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together
They were first spotted off the coast of Cork in 1999.
Family of bottlenose dolphins spotted off Kerry coast
The dolphins are believed to have travelled from Scotland.
Breeding ground for humpback whales feeding in Irish waters discovered for the first time
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has spent 16 years searching.
Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'
A local councillor in Sligo said appropriate measures will be taken to investigate the matter and remove the whale.
'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway
Three sperm whales washed up this year, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said.
Record number of dead beaked whales washed ashore in Ireland this month
During the same period at least 13 were found in Scotland and two in Iceland.
Concern sonar may be causing strandings as seven more whale deaths reported
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group believes that sonar has played a role in the recent strandings.
Three beaked whales wash ashore in 'highly unusual' strandings
About 175 whale and dolphin strandings have been reported so far this year.
West Cork whale watchers are being treated to large gatherings during 'low season'
Whale activity has increased since April with a number of humpback whales spotted off the West Cork coast.
Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels
Dr Simon Berrow from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group called the figures “unprecedented”.
56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year
This is the highest number at this stage of the year since records began.
Whales are dying off the coast of Kerry, and no one seems to know why
At least three dead minke whales have been spotted off the Dingle peninsula in three months – a quarter of all strandings since 2000.
Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast
Marine enthusiasts say rising numbers of dolphins appear to be drowning after getting caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast.
How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time
Grab the binoculars, a raincoat (or depending on what our unpredictable weather does, some sunscreen) and head for the coast.
A turtle that washed up on a beach in Clare is being flown to Gran Canaria
It took a year to nurse Leona back to health.
Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day
The southeast coast is the place to be for whale and dolphin watchers at this time of year…
Twelve dolphins found dead on Achill Island
The mass stranding in Mayo was reported by the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group.
Baltimore whale dies
The whale, which has been stuck at the west Cork harbour since Tuesday, took his last breath at about 11am.
Basking shark pays a rare visit to Dún Laoghaire
The ‘honorary whale’ was sighted off Dún Laoghaire pier yesterday
Washed-up 35-foot sperm whale dies in Waterford
A sperm whale which washed up on a beach near Dungarvan had no hope of survival, and died earlier this morning.