Recent Marine Scotland Science Publications
Marine Scotland Science, as a core Scottish Government (SG) Division, is working to support SG’s overall COVID-19 response. It also continues to sustain critical marine science delivery and has over the last month produced the following notable publications:
- Greathead, C., Magni, P., Vanaverbeke, J., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Janaz, U., Blomqvist, M., Craeymeersch, J., Dannheim, J., Darr, A., Degraer, S., Desroy, N., Donnay, A., Griffiths, Y., Guala, I., Guerin, L., Hinchen, H., Labrune, C., Reiss, H., Van Hoey, G. and Birchenough, S.N.R. (2020). A genetic framework to assess the representation and protection of benthic ecosystems in European marine protected areas. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30(7), 1253-1275pp.
- ICES. 2020. Workshop on Scallop Aging (WKSA). ICES Scientific Reports, 2:57, 43pp.
- Isaksson, N., Masden, E., Williamson, B., Costagliola-Ray, M., Slingsby, J., Houghton, J. & Wilson, J.M. (2020). Assessing the effects of tidal stream marine renewable energy on seabirds: a conceptual framework. Marine Pollution Bulletin 157.
- Kazanidis, G., Orejas, C., Borja, A., Kenchington, E., Henry, L.-A., Callery, O., Carreiro-Silva, M., Egilsdóttir, H., Giacomello, E., Grehan, A., Menot, L., Morato, T., Ragnarsson, S.A., Rueda, J.L., Stirling, D., Stratmann, T., van Oevelen, D., Palialexis, A., Johnson, D. & Roberts, J.M. (In press). Assessing the environmental status of selected North Atlantic deep-sea ecosystems, Ecological Indicators.
This study was conducted as part of the four-year EU H2020 ATLAS project to assess the effectiveness of the open-access Nested Environmental status Assessment Tool (NEAT) to assess deep-sea environmental status. It considered nine selected study areas in the North Atlantic focusing on five Marine Strategy Framework Directive descriptors (D1-Biodiversity, D3-Commercial fish and shellfish, D4-Food webs, D6-Seafloor integrity, D10-Marine litter). The main objectives of the study were to i) explore and propose indicators that could be used in the assessment of deep-sea environmental status, ii) evaluate the performance of NEAT in the deep sea, and iii) identify challenges and opportunities for the assessment of deep-sea status. https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ecological-indicators
- McKenzie, K., Moffat, C.F. and Petrie, B. (2020). Multi-residue enantioselective determination of emerging drug contaminants in seawater by solid phase extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Analytical Methods, 12, 2881.
- Rijnsdorp, A.D., Hiddink, J.G., van Denderen, P.D., Hintzen, N.T., Eigaard, O.R., Valanko, S., Bastardie, F., Bolam, S.G., Boulcott, P., Egekvist, J., Garcia, C., van Hoey, G., Jonsson, G., Laffargue, P., Nielsen, J.R., Piet, G.J., Sköld, M. & van Kooten, T. (2020). Different bottom trawl fisheries have a differential impact on the status of the North Sea seafloor habitats, ICES Journal of Marine Science.
- Soares, S.M.C., Anderson, H.E.B., Matthews, C., Smith, L., Turnbull, T. & Munro, E.S. (2020). A case study reporting the occurrence of amoebic gill disease in a public marine aquarium. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists.
During a routine veterinary visit to the Macduff Aquarium, two Atlantic salmon and a corkwing wrasse demonstrated clinical signs of amoebic gill disease (AGD), a condition caused by the parasite Neoparamoeba perurans. In addition, the amoeba was also detected for the first time in small spotted catshark, cuckoo wrasse, grey gurnard and red mullet. The detection of positive marine fish to N. perurans highlights the importance of quarantine procedures and veterinary health checks in public aquariums.
- Slater, A.-M., Irvine, K.N., Byg, A.A., Davies, I.M., Gubbins, M., Kafas, A., Kenter, J, MacDonald, A, O’Hara Murray, R., Potts, T., Tweddle, J.F., Wright, K., and Scott, B.E. (2020). Integrating stakeholder knowledge through modular cooperative participatory processes for marine spatial planning outcomes (CORPORATES). Ecosystem Services, 44.
- Eileen Bresnan co-edited issue 64 of Harmful Algae News.
This is a newsletter from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC) containing news about harmful algal events, research and monitoring from around the world. It contains a summary note produced by Eileen of the ICES-IOC Working Group on Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics (WGHABD) 2020 meeting.
- Eileen Bresnan also contributed an update from ICES-IOC WGHABD to the ICES Science Highlight – ICES Science and Advice in a Changing Arctic Ocean
- Scottish Government – Marine Scotland
- Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
- Harmful Algae Bloom Programme
- International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
- Ecosystem Services
- Marine Pollution Bulletin
- Ecological Indicators