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# marine life

Last year
2022
# military exercises
Minister of State 'deeply concerned' about marine impacts of Russian military exercises
Malcolm Noonan said he has written to the Foreign Affairs Minister and the Russian Ambassador to Ireland to express his concerns.
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# observe programme
Leatherback turtle and beluga whale spotted in Irish waters
Over the course of two years the obSERVE Programme, a government initiative, collected data through two projects.
# marine life
Here are some of the best photos taken of marine life in Dublin Bay from the 1980s to 2017
Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership and the Irish Underwater Council wanted to raise awareness of marine life living in Dublin Bay.
# Litter
Plastic bags are still damaging the environment
Research has found that plastic litter can smother marine life in just nine weeks.
# tentacles
This video of an octopus attacking a crab on land will haunt your nightmares
ON LAND. No one is safe.
# everything is not awesome
Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb
A Greenpeace campaign has led to the toy giant distancing itself from Shell.
# fun with fungi
WATCH: Cheery Fungi the Dolphin plays with boaters in Dingle Bay
Some new footage of our old friend Fungi shows he’s as playful as ever.
# fishy business
This great white shark is heading for Ireland
Lydia has been making her way across the Atlantic over the past 12 months.
# under the sea
VIDEO: Meet the 'walking' shark found in Indonesia
The brown and white shark pushes itself along the ocean floor, using its fins.
# marine life
100 million neon orange shellfish found in Scottish waters
The newly-discovered colony may require protection.
# Rare
New Zealand beaching proves rarest of whales exists
The spade-toothed beaked whale is so rare that nobody has seen one alive.
# marine life
Huge quantities of plankton discovered under Arctic ice
NASA study of tiny algae led to discovery of under-ice ‘bloom’ of the marine food source.
# THE HOFF
New species of crab dubbed 'The Hoff' due to hairy chest
What has David Hasselhoff got in common with a sea-dwelling crustacean? More than you (might) think…