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Noise hampers crab camouflage and defensive responses

Noise hampers crab camouflage and defensive responses

Colour-changing crabs struggle to camouflage themselves when exposed to noise from ships, new research shows. Today the marine environment is experiencing unprecedented levels of human-made (anthropogenic) noise, which scientists have shown impacts on organisms in a...

A new Network for Arctic Researchers in Ireland

A new Network for Arctic Researchers in Ireland

The Marine Institute in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade launched the Network of Arctic Researchers in Ireland (NARI) on Friday 28th, February 2020. NARI aims to create, maintain and develop an informal all-island network of Arctic...

Spanish shipyard to build Ireland’s new marine research vessel

Spanish shipyard to build Ireland’s new marine research vessel

The Marine Institute announced yesterday (December 18) that a contract has been signed between the Marine Institute and Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon Vigo S.A. for the construction of Ireland’s new state-of-the-art marine research vessel, following the completion...

Minister receives 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book

Minister receives 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., last week received the 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book. The Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, provides scientific advice on commercially...

Applying common language of Natural Capital for Marine Sector

Applying common language of Natural Capital for Marine Sector

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency and the Irish Forum on Natural Capital co-hosted a breakfast seminar Exploring Natural Capital Solutions for the Marine Environment today (Wednesday, 13th of November) in the Royal College of Physicians...

The Deeper These Octopuses Live, The Wartier Their Skin

The Deeper These Octopuses Live, The Wartier Their Skin

Professor Louise Allcock, Head of Zoology at NUI Galway is a co-author of a new study that found octopuses from deeper in the ocean had warty skin compared to their shallower smooth-skinned counterparts, with DNA sequences revealing they were the same species despite...

Minister Creed announces new CEO for  the Marine Institute

Minister Creed announces new CEO for  the Marine Institute

Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has today announced the appointment of Dr Paul Connolly, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Marine Institute, Ireland’s state agency for marine research, technology development and innovation. The...

Rare Slippers becoming not so rare

Rare Slippers becoming not so rare

With recorded catches from Cork to Galway, and now berried females we could see a lot more Slipper Lobsters in the future, reports Kevin Flannery. Since 2007, rare Slipper Lobsters Scyllarus artctus (L.) have been finding their way into the pots of fishermen along the...