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East Atlantic bluefin tuna have survived extreme overfishing.

Somewhere out there beyond the islands – or so I may imagine this autumn – swim pods of giant bluefin tuna, the world’s most valuable fish. It is also(...)

The Hatch programme provides participants with €25,000 in investment, as well as mentoring, office space for a year and a chance to pitch to a follow-on fund.

We may like to imagine the fish we eat comes from free-flowing rivers or the open seas but in reality, this is often not so. Over half of all fish con(...)

One of the boldest deep-ocean research projects ever undertaken in Europe was launched in Cobh, Co Cork today. Scientists  (from left) Mick Smyth, Raffaele Bonadio, Janneke De Laat, lead researcher Dr Sergei Lebedev, DIAS, Clara Gomez Garcia and Laura Berdi. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Ireland’s earthquake activity and data on more distant seismic events will be measured by an array of ocean-bottom sensors deployed around the Irish c(...)

Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

The purple octocoral Clavularia overgrown and the reef forming stony coral Solenosmilia. In the foreground is a delicate bamboo coral with pale pink polyps. The bristly arms belong to an orange brisingid star fish. Photograph: NUIG

Deep water sponges and octocorals found on the edge of Ireland’s Continental Shelf have been sampled by NUI Galway scientists as part of research into(...)

A vast under-water canyon extending to a depth of 3,000m has been mapped on the edge of Ireland’s Continental Shelf.

An enormous submarine canyon 3,000m deep has been mapped on the edge of Ireland’s Continental Shelf by scientists aboard the State research ship RV Ce(...)

Tayan Gaedi at the Countess Markievicz Statue on Townsend Street, Dublin 2: “I tell people now I’m Irish-Kurdish.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When most of us reflect on our early childhood years, our memories tend to be blurry and almost dream-like. For Tayan Gaedi, the experience of crossin(...)

Beautiful coral species form a colourful garden at 2,000 m under water off the west coast. Photograph: Marine Institute

The Marine Institute has released vivid photographic evidence that there are rare, delicate and complex sponge and coral ecosystems in our deep waters(...)

 At the end of November 2017, there were more than 1,300 research collaborations  across the system in Ireland, Knowledge Transfer Ireland  found.

Collaboration between publicly-funded research organisations and Irish companies is thriving. This is the key finding of the latest annual knowledge t(...)

Beautiful coral species form a colourful garden at 2000m off the west coast of Ireland. Photograph: Marine Institute

Gardens of rare and newly discovered deepwater coral and an entire reef of sponges have been identified off the Irish west coast by a team of Irish an(...)

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