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Smell of the sea may steer seabirds to their food

Smell of the sea may steer seabirds to their food

Researchers in Ireland have shed some light on how a wide-ranging seabird tracks its prey. They showed how the species known as the Manx Shearwater searches for food in areas of ocean packed with plankton. These microscopic organisms give off a smell the seabirds can...

Collaborative ‘Smart Lobster’ project in Galway Bay

Collaborative ‘Smart Lobster’ project in Galway Bay

The Marine Institute is collaborating with scientists in Spain as part of a new project, Smart Lobster, to monitor the digging activity and maintenance of burrows of the Nephrops norvegicus, commonly known as the Dublin Bay Prawn, using the EMSO SmartBay Observatory...

Marine Institute: ‘Sea’ the future together

Marine Institute: ‘Sea’ the future together

The Marine Institute is delighted to launch a new video, with a message that we can all 'sea' the future together. As a global leader in ocean knowledge, the Marine Institute is inspiring Ireland and its people to safeguard and harness our ocean wealth. The new video...

INFOMAR: Laying the foundation for mapping our ocean resources

INFOMAR: Laying the foundation for mapping our ocean resources

Ireland through its national seabed mapping programme, INFOMAR has achieved global recognition for its endeavor to systematically map the seabed of its entire marine territory, and to unlock and sustainably manage the associated resources. International partnership...

Health supplements powered by the Ocean

Health supplements powered by the Ocean

Fish have long been part of the human diet and often considered as 'brain food'. Recent research in this area suggests that eating fish is good for early brain development and may also prevent many brain-related conditions. Our ocean may also offer a vast resource of...

Extraordinary Exploration: From Space to the Sea Floor

Extraordinary Exploration: From Space to the Sea Floor

An exclusive Irish interview with the Most Vertical Girl in the World. The woman who’s made history in sea and space; the astronaut, oceanographer, explorer, author and the first person to ever experience travelling to both deep space and the oceans deep. Kathy...

A Changing Ocean Climate

A Changing Ocean Climate

How we monitor, analyse and understand the changes in our ocean climate is the focus of Oceans of Learning this week. This ocean climate work is vital in providing the basis for how effective policies can be made to address a range of issues and challenges – such as...

Online Survey: A deep dive into Ireland’s Seascapes

Online Survey: A deep dive into Ireland’s Seascapes

To deepen our understanding of Ireland's Seascapes, the Marine Institute invites you to complete an online survey. The survey responses will help identify, classify and describe Ireland's seascape character, and support the implementation of Ireland's National Marine...

Plastic Recycling from Europe being dumped in Asian Waters

Plastic Recycling from Europe being dumped in Asian Waters

New research from NUI Galway and the University of Limerick has for the first time quantified the volume of plastic from European countries (EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway) that contributes to ocean littering from exported recycling. While European countries have...