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Algarve 2016 – Day Three

The first exercise of the day was a behavioural study of Fiddler Crabs, Uca tangeri. This involved getting up to be at the seashore for shortly after 9 AM. You would think that a clear blue sky, sunny day in … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Algarve Field Trip- Day2- Monchique Trip

by David Murphy We set off at 9, bright eyed and bushy tailed. We made our way towards the Monchique mountain. We took many stops as we travelled up the mountain whilst receiving talks on the culture and development of … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Trip – Day 1 – Rocky Shore Diversity and Saltmarsh

By Mary Kate Bolger After spending 20 minutes convincing ourselves that we were, in fact, in Portugal and not in Ireland on a rainy day we set off for our first day of field work. We arrived at the rocky … Continue reading

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Improving Zoo Life for Cheetahs

Dr Tom Quirke is a graduate of the School of BEES. This article, by Anthony King,  first appeared on science.ie A cheetah can hit speeds of over 100 kilometres an hour and visitors to Fota Wildlife Park in Cork can … Continue reading

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