Marine Institute

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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(...)

A sea bird amongst the Atlantic waves in Kerry. The Irish Atlantic coastline has some of the most energetic waves in Europe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Storm Ophelia was setting new wind-speed and wave-height records last autumn, ocean energy researchers were once again reminded of the challenges(...)

A sponge garden at nearly 2,000 metres below sea level.

A deep sea mountain landscape marked by “catastrophic” rock avalanches and giant boulder fields has been mapped by an international team of scientists(...)

Celebrant Fr Colm Gallagher recalled how if Joey Murrin had something critical to say of a politician in public, he had always made contact with same politician beforehand to alert them. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fishing industry leader Joey Murrin was a “born communicator” with “extraordinary charisma” who was “utterly fearless” in both life and facing death, (...)

Senator Grave O’Sullivan said never in the history of humanity has the health of the oceans been more threatened.  File photograph: Getty Images

A motion calling on the Government to meet its international obligations by designating extensive coastal areas and seas around Ireland as “marine pro(...)

A Spotted Ray (Raja montagui) eggcase sighted on Carratigue Beach in Co Mayo. This is one of Ireland’s more common species of egg-laying skate

There’s a buzz around citizen science at the moment with growing numbers of people keen to report on the presence or absence of everything from fish t(...)

Lophelia pertusa reef. Monitoring changes in reefs is prompting new remote video techniques, like that just pioneered by a science team from UCC. Illustration: Michael Viney

Lophelia pertusa has nothing to with Hamlet’s damsel in the river and is not, for that matter, even Latin. I was once dropped from a “bright” stream i(...)

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