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Density estimates of harbour porpoises phocoena phocoena at eight coastal sites in Ireland
Single platform line-transect surveys with distance sampling were carried out at eight sites between July and September 2008 to derive density and abundance estimates of harbour porpoises. Over 37 days at sea, a total of ...
The use of deep water berths and the effect of noise on bottlenose dolphins in the Shannon Estuary cSAC
The Shannon Estuary on the west coast of Ireland is one of Europe’s premier deepwater berths catering for ships up to 200,000 deadweight tonnage. It is also Ireland’s only designated candidate special area of conservation ...
Potential pathways, trophic transfer and bioindicators of microplastics in freshwater systems
Microplastic (MP) polymers, 0.1 µm - 5 mm in size, are ubiquitous within aquatic environments. Due to their small size there is a risk that they may infiltrate and transfer within aquatic food webs. Though a limited number ...