Photo Identification – Lights, camera, fish!!

The first of a series of 2 talks on adding photo identification to your tool kit for identifying species while diving. Some extremely knowledgeable photographers (award winning even) will guide you through taking the perfect snap to capture your record. We can’t promise you’ll find fame on Instagram but you’ll be able to get the ... Read more


Online seaweed identification – Spring 24

We're delighted that Dr Kathryn Schoenrock-Rossiter of the KelpRes project is once again offering her vast expertise on all things algae related. This workshop will cover how to identify, press and appreciate the importance of the common seaweeds in Irish waters. It's intended to be aimed at complete novices and those who know their way ... Read more


Advanced fish ID – Spring 24

Online talk by Lin Baldock, Seasearch co-ordinator and fish ID expert this talk will be about pointers to identifying some common, small Irish fishes. This talk is aimed at those already relatively comfortable with identifying small fish to genus in the water and assumes that participants are able to recognise these three groups. Session will ... Read more


Sponge identification workshop – Spring 24

Dr Maria Vittoria Marra will be presenting this short introduction to sponge identification. Though sponges are one of the most commonly seen species by divers they are extremely under recorded and make up only 8% of Seasearch records in Ireland. This course is aimed at recorders interested in expanding their knowledge of this under recorded ... Read more


Seasearch Observer Course – Waterville, Co Kerry – In person event

Waterville, Co Kerry Waterville, Kerry

Course content: Find out about the Seasearch project Gain a basic grounding in marine recording Learn how to recognise and classify marine habitats Learn how to complete the Seasearch Observation Form by watching a ‘video dive’ Complete two dives (or snorkels) with a Seasearch tutor This is an introductory course aimed at giving divers and ... Read more