Tag Archives: zoology

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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Going to Bird Island, in search of seals

Hi there. My name’s Cian Luck. I graduated from the school of BEES in UCC with a BSc in Zoology in 2012, and was lucky enough to spend the following year in BEES completing a research masters on the diets … 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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The Ranging Behaviour of Domestic Cats

Did you ever wonder what your cat gets up to when you put it out? by Sheila Murphy, School of BEES Many animals move within characteristic areas called home ranges in the search for food, shelter, or mates. While it … Continue reading

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UCC Swiftboxes

John O’Halloran gives us the background to the UCC swiftboxes at the School of BEES. Inspired by some photos taken by Derek Mooney in Azerbaijan of Swift nest boxes and the conservation status of this poorly known bird, we decided … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 3: BIRD PRACTICAL AND FIDDLER CRAB (by Gavin Arneill)

  Today, the 4th of April, we returned to Salgados for the morning and thankfully had the first day of constant sun and high temperatures. There were two tasks for the morning so the group was split into two. The … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 2: HABITAT MAPPING (by Enya O’Reilly)

I can’t remember the last time I checked the forecast so often willing the weather to change and luckily it did not disappoint. Within 2 hours of landing in the Salgados, the sun burst through the cloud leaving us with … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 1: THE ROCKY SHORE (by Sammy Ball)

Hello, I’m Sammy, a third year Zoology student taking the AE3013 Ecology Field Course to the Algarve. For the second day of the module we went down to Armoreira Beach to study rocky shore ecology.  Everyone was trying to find … Continue reading

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Eurasian Woodcock Satellite Tagging and Tracking Project a great success: The Voyage of St. Brendan!

St. Patrick stays elusive but St. Brendan “the Navigator” returns for Paddy’s Weekend Celebrations! For those of you who have been following our on-going research project you will be aware that after satellite tagging St. Patrick and St. Brendan in … Continue reading

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