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Check  out some photos from the fieldwork being conducted by Ecostructure researchers in University College Dublin!

 

Artificial drill-cored rock pools in Tywyn breakwater.This intervention formed part of a previous project funded through the EU knowledge economy (KESS) and Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd. Ecostructure's research is investigating the potential of man-made structures to harbour a diversity of marine life. (Credit: Ally Evans)

Artificial drill-cored rock pools in Tywyn breakwater in the intertidal zone.This intervention formed part of a previous project funded through the EU knowledge economy (KESS) and Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd. Ecostructure's research is investigating the potential of man-made structures to harbour a diversity of marine life. (Credit: Ally Evans)

Artificial drill-cored rock pools in Tywyn breakwater. This intervention formed part of a previous project funded through the EU knowledge economy (KESS) and Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd.
Ecostructure's research is investigating the potential of man-made structures to harbour a diversity of marine life. (Credit: Ally Evans)

Even small rock pools can host a huge diversity of organisms. Pictured is an artificial drill cored rock pool on a breakwater. This intervention formed part of a previous project funded through the EU knowledge economy (KESS) and Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd. (Credit: Ally Evans)

Even small rock pools can host a huge diversity of organisms. Pictured is an artificial drill cored rock pool on a breakwater. This intervention formed part of a previous project funded through the EU knowledge economy (KESS) and Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd. (Credit: Ally Evans)

Barnacles settled in an engraved number 10, illustrating the need for textured artificial surfaces to encourage marine life (Credit: Ally Evans)

Groyne Credit: Ally Evans

Experimental Reefcrete trials - ECOSTRUCTURE scientist Ally Evans pictured testing alternative concrete materials for coastal structures. This intervention formed part of a previous project funded through the EU knowledge economy (KESS) and Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd. (credit: Anthony Pugh Photography)

Engineers from SMS Wales installing artificial rockpools in breakwater at Tywyn. This intervention formed part of a previous project funded through the EU knowledge economy (KESS) and Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd. (Credit: Ally Evans)

Even small rock pools host a huge diversity of marine life (Credit: Ally Evans)

Groyne at sunset (Credit: Ally Evans)

Rock Revetements (Credit: Ally Evans)

Sea Wall (Credit: Ally Evans)

Monitoring naturally occurring rock pools to assess the performance of artificial rock pools in comparison.This intervention formed part of a previous project funded through the EU knowledge economy (KESS) and Marine Ecological Solutions Ltd. (Credit: Ally Evans)

Shore crab sheltering under crevice (Credit: Ally Evans)

Snakelocks anemone found in rock pools (Credit: Ally Evans)

Mussels growing on a breakwater (Credit: Ally Evans)