Tag Archives: marine

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

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Celtic Explorer Update 4: 15 June 2015

Here’s another update on the exciting times on-board the RV Celtic Explorer! Sea conditions remain incredibly calm and early morning starts are no tough task when you can enjoy spectacular 6am sunrises like this! Yesterday we managed to collect some … Continue reading

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QuERCi Project: First data collected

Life on-board the RV Celtic Explorer continues! The weather couldn’t be better with sunny skies and calm sea conditions like a lake at the moment which means working conditions are kept very comfortable alongside freshly caught Mackerel for breakfast every … Continue reading

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RV Celtic Explorer

Hello again from the RV Celtic Explorer. My name is Niamh Connolly and I am a third year Earth Science BSc student in UCC. I am excited to have been given the chance to experience life at sea on board … Continue reading

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Launching into the Atlantic: The QuERCi Survey

Hi from the RV Celtic Explorer, my name is Andy Wheeler and I want to tell you about the QuERCi survey (Quantifying EnviRonmental Controls on Cold-water coral reef growth). We are going to use Ireland’s deep-water remotely-operated vehicle (the Holland … Continue reading

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Millport field course by Gavin Arneill

After our 6 days at the FSC marine research centre in Millport, I think it’s fair to say all fifteen of us students that went really enjoyed ourselves. Leaving Cork on Tuesday morning, we landed in Glasgow international airport after … Continue reading

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Bottlenose Dolphin Research in Spain

by Mary Kate Bolger The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI), run by Bruno Diaz Lopez, focuses on the conservation and research of dolphins in Northern Spain. The BDRI offers students the opportunity to participate as a volunteer, intern, or to … Continue reading

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Sea Turtle Protection in Greece: BEES Work Experience

by Sammy Ball After spending 62 days working with Archelon- The Sea Turtle protection society of Greece- on the beautiful island of Zakynthos, I can honestly say that I have had the experience of my life. The organisation deals primarily … Continue reading

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TY2014: The week that changed my life

Laura Coleman, St. Aloysius School, Sharman Crawford Street My week at the BEES Programme for TY students was a very useful experience as it gave me excellent insight into the life of a scientist and how environmental science contributes to … Continue reading

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Sea Urchin Tagging – BEES Summer Research Project

BEES student Sarah Long writes about her Summer research project on sea urchins. Every year the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) at UCC awards 10 bursaries to undergraduate students so that they can complete an 8 week … Continue reading

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