29 June 2017

LATEST SIGHTINGS and NEWS

Voyager leaving Baltimore - the whale watching capital of West Cork

All this and more in beautiful Baltimore and the Islands…

I thought my sightings of blue whales off Baja this past February 2014 were insurmountable...but I always forget just how fabulous Spring wildlife sightings are off gorgeous Baltimore and the Islands. After her routine winter refit and servicing our trusty ship Voyager was back in the water … [Read More...]

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2013 was an exceptional whale watching year…

Like wine a whale watching year can be good or simply outstanding. 2013 was an outstanding year in terms of breadth of species and the consistency of sightings. It was no coincidence that we also had an excellent summer with lots of sunshine and calm sea conditions! The weather in April and … [Read More...]

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UN International Court of Justice Ruling…will it make a difference?

Yesterday the UN International Court of Justice ruled on a court case brought by Australia against Japan in 2010, citing that Japan's so called "scientific whaling" was commercial whaling by another name. The ruling has found in favour of Australia and considers that Japan's insistence that their … [Read More...]

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Discover The Wild Atlantic Way with Irish Ferries and Whale Watch West Cork

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Brian Gallagher on Whale Watching with Whale Watch West Cork

The journalist Brian Gallagher spends a day whale watching aboard Voyager with Nic Slocum of Whale Watch West Cork and is amazed by the sightings and rounding the Fastnet Rock and Lighthouse.     … [Read More...]

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Whale and Dolphin Weekly is out!

  Whale and Dolphin Weekly is out... Subscribe to receive your copy direct to your desk top   … [Read More...]

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Codes of Conduct 2013

Whale and Dolphin Watching Guidlines 2013 Nic Slocum and the Whale Watch West Cork team have spent many years reviewing  codes of conduct for boat based interactions with cetaceans from around the globe. We have compiled the most comprehensive Code of Conduct for the interaction between boats … [Read More...]

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Cousteau launches global alliance to save the whales again!

Cousteau launches global alliance to save the whales again!  Charities and businesses from around the world form ‘world cetacean alliance’ in an overdue new partnership for whales and dolphins In 1982 we thought we had ‘Saved the Whale’ when  in Brighton, UK, 42 world governments met at the … [Read More...]

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A rare and mysterious visitor in Walvis Bay

Original article produced in the Namibian Dolphin Project blog Click on the header for original article... A rare and mysterious visitor in Walvis Bay by: John Paterson, Albatross Task Force and Walvis Bay Strandings Network Gray whales, Eschrichtius robustus, live in the high Arctic … [Read More...]

UK politicians united in call on Japan to end commercial whaling

First published by Tom Quinn of  The International Fund for Animal Welfare in association with the launch of their new report "The economics of Japanese whaling"... ********** MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum in Britain have called upon Japan to end its cruel and unnecessary … [Read More...]

National Whale and Dolphin Watch – Sea Watch Foundation

Sea Watch Foundation National Whale and Dolphin Watch 27th July – 4th August 2013  National Whale and Dolphin Watch, Britain’s largest cetacean watch is fast approaching and we’re hoping to make it bigger than ever – please help us publicise the event by posting it on your events pages and by … [Read More...]

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Naval Exercises Kill Cetaceans…It’s official

REPRODUCED FROM LIVE SCIENCE... Click here for full article On June 9, 2008, at least 60 dolphins stranded along the coast of Cornwall, England, in what was by far the largest common dolphin mortality ever seen in British waters. For hours, rescuers tried to lead them back to sea — often … [Read More...]

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Nic Slocum of Whale Watch West Cork and Whales Worldwide appointed to Chair of Planet Whale steering committee of the sustainable whale watching partnership

Dr Nic Slocum, Managing Director of the Ireland based whale watch operator Whale Watch West Cork has been appointed to the chairmanship of the steering committee of the Planet Whale responsible whale watching partnership as of May 2013. This role will entail pulling together a team of experts … [Read More...]

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International Whaling Commission (IWC) invites leading Ireland based whale watch operator and pioneer of sustainable whale watching to attend whale watch operators workshop in Brisbane, Australia…

Dr Nic Slocum, Managing Director of Whale Watch West Cork and chairman of the steering committee of the Planet Whale responsible Whale Watching Partnership, has been invited to attend the IWC Whale Watch Operator's Workshop on 24th-26th May in Brisbane, Australia. The IWC is drawing on operator … [Read More...]

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The Humpback Whales of Baltimore

Baltimore, West Cork has long been the whale and dolphin watching capital of West Cork with a season spanning April through December. Sightings include species from the smaller minke whales and common dolphins right up to the mighty fin whale and humpback whale. In addition, basking sharks, … [Read More...]