Andy Wheeler

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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(...)

First images of the spectacular deep-waters corals found on the “Theresa” carbonate mound in the Porcupine Seabight, southwest of Ireland. Images: Southampton Oceanographic Centre

Ireland’s deep-water coral reefs may be changing far more rapidly than previously thought, according to new research by University College Cork (UCC) (...)

Tommy Furey of the Marine Institute onboard the Celtic Explorer with maps of mountains in the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland is leading the world in deep-sea mapping. Photograph: Andrew Downes/XPOSURE

The Earth’s oceans cover about 70 per cent of the surface of the planet. Human beings have explored only 10 per cent. The deepest oceans are largel(...)

A submerged vertical cliff some 800 metres below the sea surface and carpeted in coldwater coral has been discovered.

Irish marine scientists have discovered a new coldwater coral habitat some 300km off the Kerry coastline. A submerged vertical cliff some 800 metres(...)

Prince Charles on the Burren shakes hands with local farmer Oliver Nagle with his father Pat (right) during his visit to the locality. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 24 hours after the historic handshake and private meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Britain’s Prince Charles is due to visit Mullaghmore(...)