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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...

Surrendering To The Rhythm Of The Sea

Surrendering To The Rhythm Of The Sea

Artists Kennedy Browne explore cold-water coral habitats on the RV Celtic Explorer for Galway 2020’s Aerial/Sparks project Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne, who work together as Kennedy Browne, joined a six-day research expedition onboard the Marine...