Scientists discover rare shark nursery in deep waters west of Ireland

19 November 2018

Nursery was discovered during an investigation of deep ocean 200 miles west of Ireland

During an investigation of Ireland's deep ocean territory 200 miles west off the coast, scientists discovered a rare shark nursery. David O'Sullivan, Chief Scientist of the SeaRover survey (Sensitive Ecosystem Analysis and ROV Exploration of Reef habitat), said:

'We are delighted to report the discovery of a rare shark nursery on a scale not previously documented in Irish waters. This discovery shows the significance of documenting sensitive marine habitats, and will give us a better understanding of the biology of these beautiful animals and their ecosystem function in Ireland's Biologically Sensitive Area."

For the full story see article on the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment website here.

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