Dragonet Project Blog

Deploying cameras – How we collect the videos

Preparation and planning is all well and good but the proof is in the pudding so armed with our bulging folder of health and safety documents we headed to Kilkieran ... <a title="Deploying cameras – How we collect the videos" class="read-more" href="https://seasearchireland.ie/deploying-cameras-how-we-collect-the-videos/">Read more <span class="screen-reader-text">Deploying cameras – How we collect the videos</span></a>

Serpula project gets green light

We’re delighted to announce that thanks to funding from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage through the National Parks and Wildlife Service Small Recording grant Seasearch Ireland will ... <a title="Serpula project gets green light" class="read-more" href="https://seasearchireland.ie/serpula-project-gets-green-light/">Read more <span class="screen-reader-text">Serpula project gets green light</span></a>

How do we take an inventory of the vast depths and expanse of the Ocean?

When most people think of the ocean it seems too big to comprehend. We once believed that our smallness by comparison meant that our actions could never harm it in any way.

Who cares about the dragonets?

A review of the world’s genera by Fricke, 1981, Nekado, 1982 has led to dead specimens at least being clearly distinguishable by number of fin rays and pre-opercular spines.

Does the reticulated dragonet prefer the rocks or the sand?

Learning is often like going down the rabbit hole, each piece of acquired knowledge leads to more questions and sends you off down a different tunnel.

Where is the Reticulated dragonet hiding? Is it in plain sight?

I learned to dive in the subtropics while travelling and got my Divemaster in the Andaman Islands. Having come from Dublin suburbia I was ignorant of the majestic beauty of our own oceans until I returned.

A tale of two fishes

Guiding divers in Dingle we always took an interest in identifying the species that we had seen, we had a few guidebooks including the British Marine Life ID guide.

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