A father and son from Kerry made a splash in more ways than one when they posted video footage of their close encounter with a pod of humpback whales.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2019
A group of surfers repeatedly attempted to refloat a live stranded dolphin on Lahinch beach in Co Clare this morning however the mammal was later found dead in a nearby river.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
Scientists have finally solved the mystery of the birthplace of humpback whales around Irish waters, after discovering they make a mammoth journey here from Africa of nearly 3,000 kilometres.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2019
The adult female sperm whale was found dead on Streedagh Strand earlier this week.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2019
WOW, what a sight!
Sun, 20 May, 2018
Autopsies are being carried out on several dolphins that have washed up on beaches in the last month.
Mon, 19 Feb, 2018
The recent discovery that humpback whale mothers and their new-born babies whisper to each other raises intriguing questions. We usually divide vocal communications into songs and calls, writes Richard Collins.
Mon, 15 May, 2017
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will host its annual All Island Whale Watch at 20 headlands around the Irish coast today.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
It’s been a bumper season for whale, dolphin and shark watching with the animals spotted up and down our coasts.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has confirmed the first new species of whale in Irish waters in 25 years.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2016
Charlie Haughey’s renovated yacht will take to the seas next weekend in a two-month cruise around Ireland to mark the 25th anniversary of Ireland’s waters being declared a whale and dolphin sanctuary.
Mon, 02 May, 2016
A pod of killer whales which regularly swims in Irish waters is feared to be in danger of dying out due to pollution.
Tue, 05 May, 2015
Hopes were fading for the survival of any members of a pod of pilot whales beached off Co Donegal.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2014
Locals in Donegal launched a rescue operation this morning after a pod of 13 pilot whales was stranded on a beach in the north of the county.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2014
Forget Seaworld, if you want to see whales and dolphins you need to go no further than West Cork to catch a spectacular marine show.
Sat, 17 May, 2014
Unfortunately, the little guy didn't make it, despite the best efforts of the Dublin-based MMA star.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
If you want to see someof the largest whales onearth, the entire south coast of Ireland is now seen as one of the best places on the planet to whale watch.
Tue, 03 Dec, 2013
It never fails to command attention — the awesome sight of a giant whale sticking its fluke out of the water, swinging it around and slapping the waves before disappearing again.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2013
A FEMALE bottle-nosed dolphin became stranded in Co Kerry last year and was returned to the sea.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2013
IN their quest for food, humans do not recognise that all creatures are entitled to their share of Earth’s resources. Overfishing can deprive ocean predators, including whales and dolphins, of food.
Mon, 27 May, 2013
Internationally renowned dolphin Fungi, who has spawned a multi-million euro tourism industry in Kerry over the past 30 years, could be cavorting for decades to come.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
Thirteen dolphins were killed after being caught in trawler nets off the west coast, autopsies have revealed.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2013
Thirteen dolphins were killed after being caught in trawler nets off the west coast, post-mortem examinations have revealed.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2013
Calls have been made for three dolphins which have taken up residence in a Co Clare river to be left alone so they can return to the Shannon Estuary.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2013
Shooting stranded whales is to be considered by scientists, the Defence Forces and state wildlife officers, it has been revealed.
Fri, 17 Aug, 2012
Thu, 16 Aug, 2012
The sick fin whale, stranded against a harbour wall in Baltimore in west Cork since Tuesday, has now died.
A 40ft fin whale has tried to beach and is stuck against a pier wall in west Cork.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2012
IRELAND, especially the south and west coasts, is now regarded among the best places in the world for watching whales, dolphins, sharks and many other large sea creatures.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2012
Possibly the first-ever narwhal whale to be recorded in Ireland has ended up at a rendering plant in Derry, it has emerged.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2012
FIN whales are visiting the Celtic Sea between Wexford and Youghal.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
CHARLIE HAUGHEY’S yacht is set to be used to track the biggest whale on the planet 60 miles off the Irish coast.
Wed, 07 Sep, 2011
A SPERM whale washed up on a Waterford beach would make an ideal tourist attraction in the neighbouring town of Youghal because of it’s association with the film Moby Dick, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWGD).
Tue, 23 Aug, 2011
A male sperm whale, the world's largest predator, has beached itself on the Cunnigar Strand in Dungarvan.
Fri, 19 Aug, 2011
People are being warned to be wary of the unusually large number of bottlenose dolphins which have taken up residence off the coast of Co Donegal.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2011
EVERY animal group has its celebrity species.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2011
CELTIC Mist, the yacht once sailed by former taoiseach Charles Haughey, has arrived at its new home in Co Clare after the vessel was donated to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG).
Mon, 18 Jul, 2011
Shoppers and lunch-goers in Cork city centre were treated to a rare sight today as a small pod of three dolphins made their way up the river Lee.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2011
MEMBERS of the public are invited to submit sightings of mammals for a survey which will run until the end of 2015.
Thu, 12 May, 2011
MYSTERY surrounds why a record number of common dolphins have washed up dead on the southern shores of the country.
Fri, 11 Mar, 2011
Mon, 21 Feb, 2011
THE sea around the Kinsale Gas field is producing spectacular sightings of more than 1,000 dolphins who are congregating to feed on migrating shoals of herring and sprats.
Thu, 17 Feb, 2011
AN all-out effort to save ten pilot whales in danger of stranding in the Dingle Peninsula was continuing last evening.
Fri, 31 Jul, 2009
Fears were growing this afternoon for the safety of 10 pilot whales which had become stuck in shallow water off the coast of Co Kerry.
Thu, 30 Jul, 2009
A PENSIONER and a predator have between them established what could be an Irish record.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2009
Dublin Bay should be designated as a whale sanctuary to protect the population of harbour porpoises, it was claimed today.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2008
A DOLPHIN and her young calf were put down by lethal injection. Repeated attempts to refloat them failed after the pair became stranded at Cockle Beach in Crookhaven.
Tue, 19 Aug, 2008
A STRANDED whale has been rescued in what has been described as a “model” refloating operation.
Mon, 01 May, 2006
SWIMMERS have been advised to keep clear of a dolphin showing increasing signs of aggressive behaviour.
Fri, 24 Sep, 2004
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