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# iwdg - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Six bottlenose whales die after mass stranding on Donegal beach
# Rosnowlagh Beach
# Rosnowlagh Beach

Six bottlenose whales die after mass stranding on Donegal beach

Aug 19th 2020, 7:08 PM 77,819 Views 35 Comments

The northern bottlenose whales were found stranded earlier today.

# iwdg - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Whale that washed up on Dublin beach 'almost definitely the same whale that died in Dublin Port'
# IWDG
# IWDG

Whale that washed up on Dublin beach 'almost definitely the same whale that died in Dublin Port'

Oct 6th 2019, 6:55 PM 42,998 Views 25 Comments

It was originally thought to be a minke whale but was later confirmed to be a fin whale.

# iwdg - Friday 4 October, 2019

Whale spotted in River Liffey found dead near Dublin Port
# Fin Whale
# Fin Whale

Whale spotted in River Liffey found dead near Dublin Port

Oct 4th 2019, 12:55 PM 36,714 Views 29 Comments

The Fin whale was spotted in Dublin port on Wednesday.

# iwdg - Sunday 22 September, 2019

20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together
# Blasket Islands
# Blasket Islands

20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together

Sep 22nd 2019, 4:38 PM 22,709 Views 16 Comments

They were first spotted off the coast of Cork in 1999.

# iwdg - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Family of bottlenose dolphins spotted off Kerry coast
# Spirtle
# Spirtle

Family of bottlenose dolphins spotted off Kerry coast

Aug 18th 2019, 6:16 PM 23,591 Views 19 Comments

The dolphins are believed to have travelled from Scotland.

# iwdg - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Breeding ground for humpback whales feeding in Irish waters discovered for the first time
# Cape Verde
# Cape Verde

Breeding ground for humpback whales feeding in Irish waters discovered for the first time

Jun 4th 2019, 9:21 AM 30,643 Views 14 Comments

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has spent 16 years searching.

# iwdg - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'
# Streedagh Strand
# Streedagh Strand

Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:18 PM 27,817 Views 21 Comments

A local councillor in Sligo said appropriate measures will be taken to investigate the matter and remove the whale.

# iwdg - Monday 1 April, 2019

'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway
# Mace Head
# Mace Head

'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway

Apr 1st 2019, 8:28 PM 42,140 Views 28 Comments

Three sperm whales washed up this year, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said.

# iwdg - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Record number of dead beaked whales washed ashore in Ireland this month
# Something Fishy
# Something Fishy

Record number of dead beaked whales washed ashore in Ireland this month

Aug 28th 2018, 6:20 AM 21,596 Views 17 Comments

During the same period at least 13 were found in Scotland and two in Iceland.

# iwdg - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Concern sonar may be causing strandings as seven more whale deaths reported
# West Coast
# West Coast

Concern sonar may be causing strandings as seven more whale deaths reported

Aug 9th 2018, 3:35 PM 27,101 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group believes that sonar has played a role in the recent strandings.

# iwdg - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Three beaked whales wash ashore in 'highly unusual' strandings
# North-west
# North-west

Three beaked whales wash ashore in 'highly unusual' strandings

Aug 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 27,635 Views 3 Comments

About 175 whale and dolphin strandings have been reported so far this year.

# iwdg - Sunday 20 May, 2018

West Cork whale watchers are being treated to large gatherings during 'low season'
# Whale Watch
# Whale Watch

West Cork whale watchers are being treated to large gatherings during 'low season'

May 20th 2018, 1:00 PM 22,674 Views 3 Comments

Whale activity has increased since April with a number of humpback whales spotted off the West Cork coast.

# iwdg - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels
# Strandings
# Strandings

Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels

Feb 17th 2018, 11:00 AM 19,360 Views 21 Comments

Dr Simon Berrow from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group called the figures “unprecedented”.

# iwdg - Saturday 18 February, 2017

56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year
# Record Number
# Record Number

56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year

Feb 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,384 Views 32 Comments

This is the highest number at this stage of the year since records began.

# iwdg - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Whales are dying off the coast of Kerry, and no one seems to know why
# Minke
# Minke

Whales are dying off the coast of Kerry, and no one seems to know why

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:45 AM 30,376 Views 50 Comments

At least three dead minke whales have been spotted off the Dingle peninsula in three months – a quarter of all strandings since 2000.

# iwdg - Friday 4 March, 2016

Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast
# Strandings
# Strandings

Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast

Mar 4th 2016, 10:51 AM 19,778 Views 29 Comments

Marine enthusiasts say rising numbers of dolphins appear to be drowning after getting caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast.

# iwdg - Sunday 23 August, 2015

How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time
# Holey Show
# Holey Show

How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time

Aug 23rd 2015, 1:15 PM 13,081 Views 14 Comments

Grab the binoculars, a raincoat (or depending on what our unpredictable weather does, some sunscreen) and head for the coast.

# iwdg - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

A turtle that washed up on a beach in Clare is being flown to Gran Canaria
# Leona
# Leona

A turtle that washed up on a beach in Clare is being flown to Gran Canaria

Dec 2nd 2014, 2:15 PM 23,589 Views 45 Comments

It took a year to nurse Leona back to health.

# iwdg - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day
# Hook Head
# Hook Head

Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day

Jan 15th 2014, 4:31 PM 17,954 Views 9 Comments

The southeast coast is the place to be for whale and dolphin watchers at this time of year…

# iwdg - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Twelve dolphins found dead on Achill Island
# Stranding
# Stranding

Twelve dolphins found dead on Achill Island

Feb 2nd 2013, 12:55 PM 20,749 Views 40 Comments

The mass stranding in Mayo was reported by the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group.

# iwdg - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Baltimore whale dies
# RIP
# RIP

Baltimore whale dies

Aug 16th 2012, 12:59 PM 17,060 Views 113 Comments

The whale, which has been stuck at the west Cork harbour since Tuesday, took his last breath at about 11am.

# iwdg - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Basking shark pays a rare visit to Dún Laoghaire
# Need A Bigger Boat
# Need A Bigger Boat

Basking shark pays a rare visit to Dún Laoghaire

May 16th 2012, 2:02 PM 9,138 Views 24 Comments

The ‘honorary whale’ was sighted off Dún Laoghaire pier yesterday

# iwdg - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Washed-up 35-foot sperm whale dies in Waterford
# Whale
# Whale

Washed-up 35-foot sperm whale dies in Waterford

Aug 20th 2011, 1:05 PM 1,550 Views 12 Comments

A sperm whale which washed up on a beach near Dungarvan had no hope of survival, and died earlier this morning.