Category Archives: Uncategorized

Algarve 2016 – Day One

Today was the first day of our field trip to the Algarve, Portual. We went to the Salgados sand dunes, which began with the traditional “sermon on the mount”. The day got very stressful, with a long walk to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Algarve 2016 – Day One

MSc Marine Biology fieldtrip to Millport

Phrase of the trip: ‘There’s a schmell a whelk!’; meaning, there is an aroma similar to that of dog whelks in this region/from this person. Sarah Long reports on the MSc Marine Biology fieldtrip to Millport. The MSc Marine Biology … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on MSc Marine Biology fieldtrip to Millport

Bigger Arms Race

by Adam Kane He stands 189cm tall and weighs 107kg. Who is this giant? He is none other than an average player in the Irish Rugby Union team’s starting 15 this weekend. By contrast, your bog standard Irish man typically … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Bigger Arms Race

Millport Fieldtrip 2015

Last Monday 31 brave Zoology/Ecology students set forth to the land of highland cows, haggis, and most importantly the Millport Marine Station. After a smooth journey over we were thrown straight into life at the station with a tour of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Millport Fieldtrip 2015

Certificate and Diploma in Field Ecology

The Field Ecology Diploma students recently completed their second and final 2-week intensive summer field school. The students got out into the field each day of the course and learned about many different types of habitats and survey methods. They … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Certificate and Diploma in Field Ecology

Final #QuERCi Post

Hi again from the RV Celtic Explorer! Here is the final update on board, and a summary, as we have now reached the end of the cruise! We have completed our transit back to Galway and, as I write, can … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Final #QuERCi Post

QuERCi Update Seven

Niamh Connolly, 3rd Year, Earth Science, BSc, UCC Keeping you posted on the progress of the RV Celtic Explorer! There has been exciting times recently on-board! Our run of incredible weather conditions continues which has greatly helped our data collection! … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on QuERCi Update Seven

QuERCi Update 6: Taking a closer look

Keeping you up to date on the progress of the RV Celtic Explorer, the sea remains relatively calm. From sunrises to sunsets there are some spectacular scenes to be witnessed, and that’s just above the surface! Many more wonderful scenes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on QuERCi Update 6: Taking a closer look

Views from the ocean floor: QuERCi update 5

Niamh Connolly, 3rd Year Earth Science, BSc, UCC. Hi again from the Celtic Explorer! Here is another update on the adventures unfolding so far. It was a misty start to the morning with winds picking up creating a slight swell, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Views from the ocean floor: QuERCi update 5

Adventures in seabird monitoring

Firstly – I think it’s appropriate to introduce myself, my name is Gavin Arneill and I am a PhD student in the school of BEES. My project is funded by the NPWS and aims to develop and assess a monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Adventures in seabird monitoring