The first Gentoo penguin ever hatched in Ireland was born recently at the Oceanworld Aquarium in Dingle. Located in Dingle town in County Kerry on the west coast of Ireland, Dingle is a renowned ocean studies facility committed to the conservation of marine and freshwater systems through education and research. Oceanworld also hosts courses offered by the Department of Biology at Sacred Heart through the SHU in Dingle study abroad program.
Undergraduate biology majors Nicole Barney ’15 and Keara Bohannon ’17, were fortunate to be at Dingle for the triumphant birth as part of the two-month internship that immersed them in ongoing collaborative research projects focusing on coastal ecology as well as the science behind operating Oceanworld Aquarium.
Sacred Heart University, "Interns Present for Rare Birth of Gentoo Penguin at Irish Aquarium" (2014). Biology Popular Press. Paper 1.