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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.

FROM SEALS, TO lobsters, to octopuses and more – Dublin Bay has a whole host or marine life people may not be familiar with.

Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership and the Irish Underwater Council wanted to raise awareness of marine life living in Dublin Bay.

They ran an underwater photography competition to encourage photographers to share their images of marine life.

Photographs range from the 1980s all the way up to 2017.

Here are some of the best.

“Dalkey Seal” by Nigel Motyer

This shot came first place in the fish or mammal category.

Dahlia Anemone by Cathy Davis 3rd place Cat 2 Nigel Motyer / DCC Nigel Motyer / DCC / DCC

Octopus at Night by Nigel Motyer

Nigel also scooped the top place in the worm/mollusc category with this image.

Dalkey Seal by Nigel Motyer 1st place Cat 4 Nigel Motyer / DCC Nigel Motyer / DCC / DCC

Brittlestars in Dalkey Sound by Dave Wall

This image came second the crustacean/echinoderm category

Goldsinny Wrasse by Damien McGuirk 1st place Cat 7 Dave Wall / DCC Dave Wall / DCC / DCC

“Goldsinny Wrasse” by Damien McGuirk

This photo came number one in the compact camera or action camera image category.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Damien McGuirk Damien McGuirk

“Nudis” by Maja Stankovski

This shot picked up second place in best photo of a worm or mollusc category.

Octopus at Night by Sarah Tallon 3rd place Cat 3 Maja Stankovski / DCC Maja Stankovski / DCC / DCC

You can view the rest of the winning images here.

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