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Observing Irish Marine Life

By Mackenzie Bodyfelt Hello, my name is Mackenzie and I am a recent graduate of Oregon State University where I studied Zoology and Marine Biology. After two years of studying over zoom, I rarely got to experience animal science in person. My time as an intern for Sea Synergy has been a tremendous opportunity to…

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August 25, 2022

6 Weeks of Oceans

By James O’Sullivan To open this blog post, I just wanted to say the past 6 weeks at Sea Synergy have been very educational for me and I’m blessed to have received the opportunity to do this internship this summer. As someone coming from the world of terrestrial animals, coming here forced me out of…

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July 20, 2022

Marine Plastic Research Project

Hi, my name is Pauline, and I have been interning at Sea Synergy for a month today! I come from France where I am studying Engineering in biosciences at INSA Lyon. I want my work to be linked to marine biology later, so I wanted to find an internship in this field so chose to…

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June 3, 2022

Interns Return!

After a two year covid induced hiatus we are so happy and excited to again be able to welcome interns to Sea Synergy and Waterville for the summer season! This year’s five interns will be helping us in everything we do and of course, writing the odd blog. So without further ado I’ll hand you…

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May 10, 2022

Work Experience with Sea Synergy

By Etienne Doyle I came to Sea Synergy for my TY work experience after hearing Lucy Hunt on the radio in the morning for World Ocean Day the previous summer.  I live in Dublin, so the most stressful part before the actual experience was organising accommodation, transport etc. So, I was convinced a couple of…

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April 22, 2022

WHALECOME BACK MARINE EXPLORERS!

Sea Synergy Marine Awareness + Education Centre have been very busy these past few months in Waterville, getting back up and running for the first school term in this ‘new normal’. They have been creating online activities and media while developing blended learning and outdoor classroom ideas, hoping to inspire the next generation of Ocean…

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April 30, 2021

Keep your friends close and your anemones closer

By Ashling Murray I am delighted to have joined the Sea Synergy team this summer as a marketing intern. Waterville is a great spot with Lough Currane on one side and the stunning Ballinskelligs Bay on the other. I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to apply my passion for Ireland and…

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August 29, 2019

Blogging all summer long

By Mel McGuinness I have always been passionate about the sea and marine life. My experience as an intern with Sea Synergy has allowed me to share my passion for the ocean with so many people. My interaction with members of the public through the Sea Synergy exhibition and activities has given me many opportunities…

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August 29, 2019

August Update – Internship 2019

by Paula Farias Garcia Hi all! My name is Paula and I am an intern at Sea Synergy. I am from Madrid and I just finished my undergraduate in the UK in Biological Sciences and my main interest is Marine Biology. I was very lucky to get a position this summer in this incredible place…

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August 29, 2019

Another Intern Blog Post

By Megan Gaskin When I first arrived I was nervous, it felt like starting college again. All I could think was a new place, new people, new life. The Sea Synergy employees were very welcoming, on the second night here we went to eat Seaweed with John and Kerry-Anne Fitzgerald Atlantic Irish Seaweed. I was…

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August 29, 2019