Ireland's Deep Atlantic

20 Apr 2018

Several BEES scientists will feature in a new two-part documentary on 'Ireland's Deep Atlantic' this weekend.

The first episode of Ireland's Deep Atlantic will air on RTE1 television on Sunday the 22nd April at 9.30pm. The second episode will be broadcast on the 29th April at the same time but UCC will host a special one-off screening of the 2nd episode on Monday 30th April at UCC in Boole 3 at 6pm. There will be a special Q&A session afterwards with Ken O'Sullivan and Prof. Andy Wheeler.

The second episode will feature Róisín Pinfield (PhD candidate) and Mick Mackey (previously MaREI) in the spotter plane flying over the shelf edge west of the Mullet peninsula. Co. Mayo looking for large blubber!!

The series features geological research undertaken by Prof Andy Wheeler (BEES) and shows images of coral in a submarine canyon at 2000m depth taken by an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) deployed from the R.V. Celtic Explorer.
This documentary is full of beautiful footage by Ken O'Sullivan and his dedicated team who persisted with it for four years to showcase what we have here in Irish waters! Definitely worth a watch!

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