Tag Archives: zoology

Millport Fieldtrip ZY4020

By Ciara Sexton (Zoology 4) The Temperate Marine Biology Fieldtrip to Millport was an excellent course. The variety of marine biology that we were able to study in such close proximity was great. We were taken out on a research … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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New Birds providing valuable information but St. Brendan “the Navigator” still going strong!

Eurasian Woodcock Satellite Tagging and Tracking Project: November 2014 Update. For those of you who are interested and still following this research project you will be aware that despite St. Patrick being “missing in action”, St. Brendan (Image 1) is … Continue reading

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