Following on from Cetaceans on the Frontier 4 which took place between January & February 2013, the next installment of our adventures, Cetaceans on the Frontier 5, will begin on Monday 20th January 2014 from on board the R.V. Celtic Explorer, spending two weeks at sea along the edge of the continental shelf off western Ireland.
This will be the fifth such multidisciplinary survey to be undertaken since 2009 with staff on board studying offshore bottlenose dolphins & other cetaceans, acoustics, plankton, jellyfish & micro plastics. A team from BirdWatch Ireland will also be on board to conduct visual surveys for seabirds to assess their distribution & abundance in Irish waters.
A project blog has been created so those of you on dry land can keep up to speed with our progress. The blog will be updated daily with cetacean/seabird sightings & pics and feature guest blogs from different staff members from time to time relating to specific areas of their research.