A New Series ‘Ireland’s Ocean’: See Video Trailer

RTÉ are going to broadcast a new series ‘Ireland’s Ocean’ from Sunday June 22nd at 6.30pm for four weeks. The first programme will be on dolphins and features the work of the IWDG and Celtic Mist.

RTÉ are really getting behind it and momentum seems to be building, a trailer which has been running since last weekend https://vimeo.com/user28957796/videos

Please pass and encourage peole to watch show RTE commission more programmes on whales and dolphins in the future.


There are 27,000 common dolphins living in Irish waters and half the European population of bottlenose dolphins, and yet we still have limited knowledge of things like their diets and breeding habits.

In this programme we follow scientists Dr. Joanne O’Brien and Dr. Simon Berrow as they unveil the secrets of dolphin social groups and look at the welfare of dolphins in Irish waters. Simon investigates what may be causing dead dolphins to wash up at an alarming rate on our Atlantic shores.

Dusty is a solitary bottlenose dolphin that has been living off the Clare coast for ten years. In the summer of 2013, she made global headlines when she attacked severalswimmers, causing serious injury. We meet people who have built their lives around developing a relationship with Dusty and hear from Dr. Simon Berrow what exactly might be going on with these interactions and what the consequences may be.

Irelands Ocean – Extract from Dolphins programme from Sea Fever on Vimeo.