Marine Scotland Communications
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22nd December 2021
Marine Research Vessel (MRV) Scotia’s annual survey monitoring and sampling in the North Sea and the Faroe-Shetland Channel (FSC), has ended just in time for Christmas.
25th October 2021
The Scottish Coastal Observatory (SCObs) is celebrating its 25th year of monitoring Scottish coastal seas.
Operated by the Marine Scotland directorate of the Scottish Government, SCObs samples temperature, salt content (salinity), chemistry (nutrients, ocean acidification), microscopic plants (algal pigments, phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton) weekly around the Scottish coast.
17th September 2021
The Scottish Government through the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum has supported the purchase of a drone for Project Seagrass. The equipment will be used to map Scotland’s seagrass habitats and support community mapping and habitat restoration projects.
15th September 2021
By absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere the chemistry of the ocean changes and seawater becomes more acidic – this is known as Ocean Acidification.
2nd September 2021
Marine Scotland and JNCC have been undertaking the annual MPA monitoring trip in Scottish offshore waters aboard the Marine Research Vessel Scotia.
27th August 2021
Nephrops norvegicus, commonly known as langoustine or Dublin bay prawn, is the second most valuable seafood species landed in Scotland, and was worth over £80 million in 2019.
27th July 2021
Does marine litter concern correlate with changing habits? Our colleagues conducted a study on this subject – they share their insights here.
14th July 2021
This week is Shark Week and today we’re celebrating Shark Awareness Day. Did you know that there are over 30 species of sharks, skates and rays recorded in Scottish waters? Sharks are part of the elasmobranch family, which includes skates and rays. The flapper skate is the most endangered skate species in the North East Atlantic.
13th July 2021
Today is Plastic Bag Free Day, a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags. So, to acknowledge this day, we’d like to highlight some of the important work that we, in Marine Scotland, do to reduce the amount of plastic and marine litter from entering our amazing aquatic environment.
8th July 2021
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) present a problem for marine ecosystems, associated industries and societies across the world, including Scotland.
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has just published the first Global HAB Status Report (GHSR), Marine Scotland was one of the contributors.