June 11, 2022
14:30 - 17:00
In association with with Irish Whale and Dolphin Group & Nano Nagle Place.
This film tells the story of a group of marine scientists from the IWDG who travelled to West Africa in the hopes to identify the breeding ground of humpback whales that have been previously recorded feeding in Irish waters.
Ireland and Cabo Verde off the coast of West Africa share a population of humpback whales. The migration between these warm breeding grounds and the rich feeding grounds off Ireland link our two island nations. The Irish whale and Dolphin group have been visiting Cabo Verde since 2003 to ensure that we work together to protect these magnificent animals. In 2019, the IWDG invited colleagues from Cabo Verde to accompany them on a two week whale and dolphin survey to visit waters we have never previously been too. This is the story of this expedition. Nine people on a catamaran in uncharted waters.
Includes Q&A session with expedition leader Dr Simon Berrow, CEO of the IWDG and Pádraig Whooley, IWDG Sightings Officer. PG rated.
Venue: Nano Nagle Place