Marine Scotland Communications

Marine Scotland Communications

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What are Invasive Species?

20th May 2022

Invasive non-native species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced by humans, either deliberately or accidentally, from an area outside of their native range.

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Progressing Scotland’s Leadership on Blue Carbon

21st April 2022

The Scottish Government has launched the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge (BCIPC) today with awards of £10,000 available for up to 5 projects.

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Studying the critically endangered blue skate

16th March 2022

Our understanding of the distribution, behaviour and biology of the critically endangered blue skate has been greatly increased by recently published research.

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Sharing women’s achievement in our marine directorate

8th March 2022

To mark International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), we are sharing some of the achievements of women working in various roles across the Marine Scotland directorate of the Scottish Government.

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Permanent protection for flapper skate

1st February 2022

A consultation has been launched to gather views on making a Marine Protected Area (MPA) which is protecting the critically endangered flapper skate in the Inner Sound of Skye, permanent.

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Annual monitoring and sampling with Scotia

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.

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Celebrating 25 years of environmental monitoring

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.

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Dronetastic – Mapping Scotland’s seagrass habitats

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.

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An investigation in Scottish coastal waters –  Ocean Acidification Week 2021

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.

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Surveying the Sponge Belt

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.

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