Marine Institute

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Dr Elvira De Eyto, zoologist: ‘Everything we do in our lives is connected to the climate and how the world is functioning.’

What do you work on with the Marine Institute? For nearly 20 years I have been involved in long-term monitoring of the Burrishoole catchment ecosyste(...)

 Breaching humpback whale. Illustration: Michael Viney

He would have met dolphins aplenty, arching ahead of his yacht beyond Dingle Bay. The sight of a whale was perhaps more rare: a distant spout or occas(...)

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan pictured at the North Bull Island, in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A strategic review of the role of National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) has been announced by the Government – in response to a key demand from(...)

A graphical representation of Ireland’s new 52.8-metre research vessel to be named RV Tom Crean in honour of the Irish explorer

Ireland’s new marine research vessel, which is due to be completed in the summer of 2022, is to be named the RV Tom Crean in honour of the famous Anta(...)

A basking shark off the coast of Baltimore, Cork. Photograph: Getty images

“We need to get to know sharks better,” says artist Dorothy Cross. “There are 35 different types swimming in Irish waters, and yet we’re largely obliv(...)

Some of the dead mammals were found in a Natura-protected area close to the mouth of Waterford estuary. File photograph: Google Street View

A total of three common dolphins and four seals have been found dead in Waterford Harbour over the past week, according to the environmental group Coa(...)

Two large surveying vessels, including the Celtic Explorer, bring scientists out to survey waters beyond 30 nautical miles off the Irish coastline. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

“If we don’t have the data, we can’t make sustainable management decisions,” says Thomas Fury from the Marine Institute. This is possibly the simplest(...)

According to the research, wind occurring at 120m – the height of a standard wind turbine – will decrease, notably in summer. Photograph: Mat Fascione/Geograph.org.

The likely consequences of climate disruption on Ireland have been evident for many years – with some studies suggesting that apart from increased ext(...)

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city, February 2014. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s climate is likely to change dramatically by 2050, with the eastern region worst affected by higher temperatures, according to the most detai(...)

A salmon showing early signs of the disease in 2019. Photograph:  Inland Fisheries Ireland

Wild salmon in two rivers along the west coast have displayed symptoms of a potentially deadly disease prompting the authorities to issue a warning ag(...)

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