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Rare arctic whales found off Irish coast

A three year study of Ireland's Atlantic waters recorded many incredible things that have enhanced our knowledge of offshore species and habitats. Among the things...

Rare shark nursery found off Galway coast

Scientists from the Marine Institute made a rare find in an expedition 200 miles of the coast of Galway, a shark nursery. The discovery was...

Galway fisherman loses High Court battle over prawn fishing quotas

A fisherman working out of Ros a Mhíl in Galway has lost a High Court battle over the closure of large parts of the...

Galway event will encourage girls to pursue a career in earth sciences

The second ever 'Girls into Geoscience Ireland' will take place at NUI Galway next month to encourage young women to pursue Earth Sciences. Girls into...

SeaFest sets sail out of Galway

SeaFest has raised its sail and set a course South as the Marine festival is leaving Galway from next year. For the next three years...

Scientists find new coral and rare reefs in Irish waters

Marine scientists discovered rare sponge reefs and a possible new type of coral on an expedition off the west coast of Ireland earlier this...

Celtic Explorer returns to Galway after exploring 3km deep ocean canyon

The RV Celtic Explorer has returned to the Marine Institute in Rinville after an expedition mapping an underwater canyon 320km off the coast of Dingle. The Celtic...

Explore the taste of the sea at Crinniú na mBád sailing festival

A celebration of Atlantic seafood will take place at Crinniú na mBád sailing festival in Kinvara this weekend to mark Galway as the European...

SeaFest nets national award for best cultural event

Galway SeaFest 2018 has won the Best Cultural Event at the 2018 Event Industry Awards. The maritime festival, in its fourth year in 2018, has...

The ships are gathering for SeaFest 2018

Tall ships, short ships, smart ships, and war ships; Galway Harbour is packed to the gills this week as every kind of boat that...

Spiddal teacher challenging offshore energy projects in court

The Commercial Court will hear a challenge to a decision allowing renewable offshore energy projects to be tested off the coast of An Spidéal. Máire...

Former president Mary Robinson to headline Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018

The annual Our Ocean Wealth Summit is in Galway next week exploring how to develop the marine economy, and former Uachtarán na hÉireann Mary...

Award-winning ‘Blue Planet’ cameraman to present at SeaFest 2018

Flyboarding and seafood cooking demos, free kayaking, sailing, films and talks by Emmy and BAFTA-award winning underwater cameraman Doug Allan - all this and...

Underwater observatory in Galway Bay comes up for maintenance

The Marine Institute's SmartBay underwater observatory has come ashore this week for essential maintenance of its instruments. The underwater observatory has spent the past 15...

Ocean Wealth Summit comes to Galway in June

Seafood and marine industry leaders will gather at the fifth annual “Our Ocean Wealth” Summit in a purpose-built marquee at Galway Docks, on June...

Galway study shows high percentage of fish in Atlantic ingesting plastic

A study carried out by marine scientists at NUI Galway found that 73% out of 233 deep water fish from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean...

High-profile Galwegians to go plastic-free for a whole week

Could you go plastic-free? High profile Galweigans are taking on the challenge of living ‘plastic free’ for a week, as part of Plastic Free Week...

Galway prawn under threat by contaminated water

Tiny particles of plastic is causing the problems. An increase in pollution may have "significant risks" for seacreatures, including the Galway Bay prawn, researchers have...

NUI Galway celebrates seven Fulbright awards

Seven academics, researchers and graduates of NUI Galway have been named among the 40 Fulbright awardees in Ireland for 2022-2023. Each year, the Fulbright programme...

Over the Edge returns for May virtual open reading

The May ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place on Zoom on Thursday, May 27 at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local...

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