Marine wildlife around Ireland One of the greatest memories for every day spent sailing around the Irish coast is a meeting with marine wildlife. It's exciting for young and old to witness sea birds, seals, dolphins and whales in their habitat. As engines that are lucky enough to experience it will testify even to notice a distal dorsal fin can be a hallmark of everyday life. Was it a navy? Is that a whale? No matter how brief it is, it is a privilege to share seas with Irish marine wildlife.
Thanks to the location of our beautiful small island, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, there seems to be no shortage of marine animals to observe.
From whales to dolphins, seals, sharks and other animals from oceans, this page documents the most interesting reports of marine wildlife around our shores. We are interested in getting your observations, your photos, links and YouTube footage.
Drivers have a unique perspective, and all those who go from life, from port canoeing to offshore yachts that they face can be of real value to specialized organizations such as the Irish Whale and the Dolphin Group (IWDG) that compile a list sight and thread. The knowledge base for the IWDG has increased over the past 21 years, thanks, at least, to the observations of sailors, fishing, kayaking and sailors.
Thanks to the work of the IWDG, we now know that we share the seas with dozens of species that also call Ireland at home. Here are the current lists: the Atlantic white sided dolphin, the whale whale, the blue whale, the buffalo deficit, the common dolphin, the kiwi whale, the fake killer, the bird whale, the Herveitis whale, the orange port, whale whale, whale killer, whale from the north right whale, pilot whale, pigment sperm whale, Rieso dolphin, sey whale, Sowerby whale, whale, striptease dolphin, whale of real and white dolphin.
But, as impressive as the list of species, the IWDG believes there are still gaps in our knowledge. Next time you leave the waves of the ocean, leave a sharp impression!