Whales in the Porcupine Seabight

Modelling sperm whale and long-finned pilot whale occurrence in the Porcupine Seabight

GMIT are working in collaboration with Woodside PLC, an Australian Oil and Gas company to add value to an acoustic dataset collected in 2014 and 2016 in the Porcupine SeaBight. The project runs for three years from September 2018 and is funded through the Woodside-GMIT Cetacean Scholarship awarded to PhD candidate Cynthia Barile.

Sperm whales in offshore Irish waters © Irish Maritime Squadron


Cynthia has a number of outputs:




Project Team

Lecturer and Researcher
Lecturer and Researcher in marine mammal ecology and bioacoustics