Cuvier’s beaked whale. Photograph: Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Irish and British marine scientists are seriously concerned about a spike in strandings of the protected deepwater Cuvier’s beaked whale along the wes(...)

A humpback whale with The Stags in the background in west Cork. Whales identified in Irish waters were traced to Norway and Iceland. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley

International research involving Irish scientists on the migratory movements of humpb(...)

True’s beaked whale, which was ‘almost certainly’ spotted off the Kerry coast. Image: Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley

Sightings of some of the most rarely seen whales on the planet have been recorded from the deck of the yacht the Celtic Mist off the southwest coast.T(...)

A historic image of the harpooning of whales off the Co Mayo coastline. Some 690 whales were killed between 1908 and 1914.

Just over a century ago, an Irish Times correspondent took to sea to record a graphic descr(...)