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Join in on our 10 year Celebration Activities!

Activity Taster Sessions (€10) 20th July 30 minute snorkel trips over the wildlife rich seagrass meadows in Ballinskelligs Bay OR participate in a Sunset SUP on Lough Currane on one of Irelands’ shortest rivers with Sea Synergy Founder, Lucy Hunt. Spots can be reserved here. Citizen Science Workshops For those interested in participating in valuable…

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July 14, 2024

A Kraken Plaicement!

By Harvey Merrifield This summer, I had the privilege of interning with Sea Synergy as a Marine Education and Research Intern. I have been working in Cahersiveen Co.Kerry, Ireland and the local area since the 1st of August 2023 as part of my BSc (Hons) Ocean Science and Marine Conservation placement year at The…

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October 31, 2023

A New Species Everyday!

By Leah Moynihan The most exciting time, out of many, with Sea Synergy was spent on the oyster project. I was eager to head out snorkelling every week in the Portmagee channel, and I loved the feeling of finding a species that I have never seen before. I have been coming to this area all…

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July 3, 2023

Ireland’s First Ever Hope Spot

We’re incredibly proud to be championing Ireland’s first ever Mission Blue Hope Spot, The Greater Skellig Hope Spot, with Fair Seas! Fair Seas is a coalition of Ireland’s leading environmental non-governmental organisations and networks, campaigning for the Government to designate a minimum of 30% of Irish waters as Marine Protected Areas (MPA) by 2030. Fair…

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February 15, 2023

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


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