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# Marine Institute

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# marine research
New marine research vessel named after Tom Crean commissioned in Dingle
The RV Tom Crean will be at sea for 300 operational days each year.
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# Malin Head
New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters
‘Orion’ was sighted around 60km northwest of Malin Head in Co Donegal.
# Troubled Waters
Lice, infectious disease and taking reef fish: The impact of salmon farms on marine biodiversity
Noteworthy investigation reveals concerns over State monitoring of potential environmental impacts of salmon farms from sea lice, disease and farm escapes.
State holds limited details on disease outbreaks and mortality rates at salmon farms, reports Niall Sargent of Noteworthy, our investigative platform
Little regulation of wild wrasse fishing for use as cleaner fish on farms despite potential marine impacts
Experts warn Ireland lacks baseline data to effectively monitor for salmon farm escapes
# Marine Institute
€22m research vessel wanted to help with Brexit's impact on Ireland's seas'
The new vessel is due to replace the RV Celtic Voyager.
# Salmon
An Taisce: 'Marine Institute’s study on Aran fish farm isn't worth the paper it's written on'
An Taisce state that the study in to the Galway fish farm has been discredited by international scientists.
# algal bloom
"Massive cloud of suffocation" moving off west coast
60 per cent of oysters dead in Donegal, one farmer tells, as algal bloom moves into its fourth week.
# Recovery
Missing Irish weather buoy is found - 270 miles from home
A marine weather buoy was torn from its mooring during severe storms on December 10 – and showed up off Devon yesterday.