Marine Scotland

  • MRV Scotia: Survey 1416S Programme

    29th September 2016 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Duration: 27 September – 9 October 2016 Gear Sea-Bird CTDs, ADCPs and current meter instrumentation, water filtering equipment, freezer, mooring equipment, recovery trawl. Objectives Test the CTD in the Buchan Deep off Peterhead. Perform hydrographic sampling along the JONSIS long term monitoring section in the northern North Sea. Perform hydrographic sampling along the long term...

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  • MarCRF at ICES

    28th September 2016 by

    MarCRF was well represented at the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Annual Science Conference 2016, this week in Riga, Latvia. Research Fellow Jacqui Tweddle (pictured right) presented in the “What is a good pelagic habitat?” session, talking about “Phytoplankton: supporting a good pelagic habitat”, which was well received and started a...

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  • Get ready, get set….Explorathon!

    26th September 2016 by

    Explorathon 2016 feature image

    For the first time, Marine Scotland will be taking part in Explorathon; an extravaganza of discovery, debate and entertainment to celebrate European Researchers’ Night. This Friday events will take place during the day and night, in around 300 cities across Europe, and we can’t wait to get involved. During the day we will be in...

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  • Cleaning up for the Great British Beach Clean

    23rd September 2016 by

    Greyhope Beach Clean - Polystyrene

    Last Friday afternoon, three staff from Marine Scotland took to the beach on Greyhope Road to undertake a wee bit of beach cleaning as part of the annual ‘Great British Beach Clean’ event run by the Marine Conservation Society.  Marine Scotland has, of course, been looking after this stretch of beach for the last 18...

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  • MRV Scotia: Survey 1316S Programme

    22nd September 2016 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Duration: 10-23 September 2016 Gear:  2 x Jackson BT 184 bottom trawl and wires;  2 x 16“ rock-hopper ground gear; 2 x ground-gear bag nets (centre section only); 2 pairs Morgere ovalfoil 1700 Kg trawl doors; 2 x Agassiz benthic sampling trawl; Scanmar trawl sensors, bottom contact sensor and depth/temperature logger (high pressure DST); VMUX towed video...

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  • Results of a new diet study on seals around the Scottish coast

    21st September 2016 by

    Grey Seal

    Three new reports have been published looking at the diet of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) in Scottish waters. The work, commissioned by Marine Scotland, and undertaken by the Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St Andrews, involved collecting scats seasonally from haul-out sites around Scotland over a 12 month period in...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 1716A Programme

    20th September 2016 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 7-21 September 2016 Sampling Gear: TV drop frame; TV winch and cable; and 2 x day grabs and RoxAnn. Objectives: To undertake grab, underwater television (UTV) and RoxAnn surveys of sea disposal sites and assess the condition of the seabed, identify the predominant benthic epifauna species, and the distribution of man-made debris. Some of...

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  • MarCRF presents at the Challenger Society conference

    19th September 2016 by

    Dr Beth Scott

    The Marine Collaboration Research Forum (MarCRF) was well represented at last week’s Challenger Society 2016 Conference, with presentations featuring within the “Marine science for society” and “Drivers for patchiness and marine vertebrate dynamics” sessions. MarCRF Research Fellow Jacqueline Tweddle presented on why we need to think about phytoplankton patchiness in marine management, and Beth Scott...

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  • Head of Marine Scotland Science inspires next generation

    15th September 2016 by

    Professor Colin Moffat

    Last week, Professor Colin Moffat urged graduates from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS UHI) to help convey key public messages about climate change, as they begin their research careers. Prof Colin Moffat was guest speaker at the SAMS graduation ceremony when 12 BSc marine science students and seven PhD students from the Dunstaffnage institute...

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  • Don’t forget this weekend’s Great British Beach Clean

    14th September 2016 by

    Don’t forget this weekend – the 16th – 19th September – is Great British Beach Clean weekend! Organised by the Marine Conservation Society are organising their annual beach cleans all over the country. If you fancy getting involved, why not check out their website and see if there’s one happening near you? Their website also has lots...

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