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# iwdg - Sunday 6 October, 2019

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.

# iwdg - Friday 4 October, 2019

Whale spotted in River Liffey found dead near Dublin Port

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

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

# iwdg - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Family of bottlenose dolphins spotted off Kerry coast

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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…

# iwdg - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Twelve dolphins found dead on Achill Island

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

# iwdg - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Baltimore whale dies RIP

Baltimore whale dies

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

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

# iwdg - Saturday 20 August, 2011

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.