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CoCoHaCa Cruise Blog

DAY ONE Finn Ni Fhaolain I was so excited to get the call from Andy (Wheeler) earlier in the year to join him and a great group of scientists from around the country for a research cruise to the Porcupine … Continue reading

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Plant Science London Field Trip – Part 3

by Michael Rochards (APB3) One of the world’s largest agrochemical, seed, and biotechnological companies, Syngenta, is a diverse active site with cross functionality. After tea and biscuits, we were introduced to the company by the biologist Jim Morton, who after … Continue reading

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Plant Science London Field Course – Part 2

Day Two by Bianca Govi (APB3) Today we took a trip to Sussex to complete our tour of Kew by visiting Wakehurst Place. The site is unique in that it houses in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts, and boasts the highest … Continue reading

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Plant Science London Field Course

Day One by Calum Sweeney (APB3) The day started with a tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (RBG Kew)and their herbarium. The herbarium contains 7 million specimens of approximately 140,000 plant species. Jurriaan de Vos guided us through the … Continue reading

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MSc Marine Biology Fieldcourse to Millport, Cumbrae, West of Scotland

by Mary Kate Bolger As part of our course we went on a 5 day fieldtrip to Millport in the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland.  We were apprehensive before we set out as warnings about storm Doris increased.  Sure enough when … Continue reading

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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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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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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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