Marine Scotland Communications

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Vacancy – Assistant Fisheries Scientist – closing date 9 Oct

21st September 2018

We are currently seeking applications for an Assistant Fisheries Scientist within Marine Scotland Science, Salmon Assessment Group, based in Montrose. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the…

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite

17th September 2018

Survey: 1418A MRV Alba na Mara Programme This survey will be executed in two parts during the window of 12th September to the 25th September 2018. Part One Objectives: Live fish capture for tank based trials in our Fish Behaviour Unit (FBU); and Trialing new Vonin ‘Flyer’ headline kites. Part Two Objectives: Recover (VR2Tx) salmon…

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A Tall Ship Amongst the Nephrops

14th September 2018

Survey: 1318A MRV Alba na Mara Duration: 25th August – 10th September 2018 Another busy week of TV deployments aboard Alba na Mara for the Nephrops Underwater TV (UWTV) Survey. This weeks efforts were concentrated in the Firth of Forth where we managed a total of 56 TV stations and two fishing operations. Poor visibility…

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Vacancy – Zooplankton Analyst – closing date 2 October

12th September 2018

We are currently seeking applications for a Zooplankton Analyst within the Ecology and Conservation Group of Marine Scotland Science based in Aberdeen. This is a Fair and Open Fixed Term (24 months) and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the…

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Amazing Footage at Half-landing for Survey 1218S

7th September 2018

It’s Monday the 3rd of September and since the last blog post the team here have been squirreling away, successfully collecting video data from all of the planned stations at Rosemary Bank Seamount and are starting to collect still photos and video from Wyville Thomson Ridge. The weather has delayed us a little on this…

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Reality TV at its Best

6th September 2018

Survey: 1318A MRV Alba na Mara Duration: 25th August – 10th September 2018 MRV Alba na Mara left Fraserburgh on Sunday the 26th of August, a day later than planned due to poor weather, to begin survey 1318A – the ‘Annual Nephrops Underwater TV (UWTV) Survey’. The areas to be covered are Moray Firth and…

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The Latest News from Survey 1218S

5th September 2018

It is 3am and we’re on our way to Rosemary Bank. We’ve had three nights of towing the chariot across the different depths at Faroe Shetland Sponge Belt and three days of sampling the fish and benthic fauna with trawls, and we’ve seen lots of sponges, bizarre invertebrates, and fish. We’ve recorded lots of video…

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How Mature are Nephrops?

4th September 2018

Survey : 1318A MRV Alba na Mara Duration: 25 August – 10 September 2018 Objectives: Obtain estimates of the distribution and abundance of Nephrops burrows in the Firth of Forth and the Moray Firth using underwater cameras. Use the TV footage to record the occurrence of other benthic fauna and evidence of commercial trawling activity….

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SACs of Sponges

3rd September 2018

Survey: 1218S MRV Scotia Duration: 21 August – 15 September 2018 Introduction: This survey programme outlines the monitoring survey requirements, following discussion between the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Marine Scotland Science (MSS), for three Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Scottish waters which are: Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt NCMPA (FSSB), Wyville Thompson Ridge SAC (WTR),…

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Come on in; our Doors are (nearly) Open!

31st August 2018

We are very proud (and quite excited) to announce that the Marine Laboratory will be participating in Doors Open Day (again) this year. Joining countless other hidden gems in Aberdeen City we will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday 8 September which also corresponds with the first day of the Aberdeen…

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