Marine Institute

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Peter Tyndall with his grandson Ethan Walsh on his fishing boat ‘Shenandoah’ at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Good news” and “marine research” may seem mutually contradictory, and rarely share the same hashtag on the Twitter machine. Ocean warming and acidif(...)

The white-clawed crayfish is a globally threatened species and Ireland holds one of the largest surviving populations. Photograph: Ragnar Schmuck

Water users are being urged to take extensive precautions to stop the spread of a highly infectious Crayfish Plague after confirmation of an outbreak (...)

Prof Tony Lewis: “It is a matter of balancing use of the marine environment for energy, fishing, aquaculture and tourism – to everybody’s satisfaction.”

When one of the world’s largest energy companies identifies solar, wind and nuclear as targets for diversified investment, advocates of ocean energy m(...)

Eoin Sweeney: as captured in the  front page photograph of The Irish Times on January 5th, 1969

Eoin Sweeney, who had died aged 69, was an economist by training and polymath by nature who was known for his boundless energy and his single-minded d(...)

Giant squid: The squid, like the octopus, edits thousands of genes, using RNA, to serve an exceptional and complex nervous system. Illustration: Michael Viney

I first saw them by night, or rather by flashlight aimed beside the dinghy as we fished a mile beyond Brighton’s pier. A whole shoal of them appeared (...)

Johnaí “Dubh” Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sea Thong. Cat’s Tail. True Sloke. Sting Winkle. Confined to bed in a New York hospital some decades ago, a west of Ireland man busied himself with m(...)

The ‘Solenosmilia variabilis’ deep sea coral filmed at depths of 1,600 metres at the Porcupine Bank on the fringes of the Atlantic Ocean. Photograph: Marine Institute

Scientists have identified the deepest-known cold water coral reef in Irish waters during an expedition along the Porcupine Bank and Continental Shelf(...)

Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy, and winch team Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby. The bodies of the two winch crew have still not been found

A fresh effort to locate two missing Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 airmen has been stood down in north Mayo after further intensive sea searches around(...)

Canadian Joseph Gagnon (left) and Dubliner Brian Conville before they set off from Canada in effort to be the youngest pair to row west-east across the Atlantic. Photograph:  Claire Martin/PA

An Irish-Canadian rowing pair rescued by the Irish Coast Guard off the southwest coast had been close to setting three world records before their caps(...)

Biologist Kevin Flannery on the ‘Cu Na Mara’ boat in Dingle to collect the giant squid. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

A giant squid has been landed by fishermen off the coast of Co Kerry, the second such incident. The discovery prompted a call by Dingle marine biolo(...)

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