Written 25 posts
26th October 2010
Definition: et al. = and others. Similar to an ice berg, there is a lot more beneath the surface of the coastal monitoring! The coastal monitoring of the plankton biologists (see previous post) is mutually supported by teams of technicians, oceanographers and chemists.
22nd October 2010
A team of about nine plankton biologists are involved in the monitoring of the plankton on the east coast, at Stonehaven and the west coast, at Loch Ewe. The results of some of the phytoplankton monitoring at Stonehaven is published as: Bresnan et al. (2009) Seasonal and interannual variation in the phytoplankton community in the…
19th October 2010
M.V. Temora (Motor Vessel Temora) is owned by Marine Scotland Science and is used each week to sample plankton and associated environmental parameters in coastal waters 5 km offshore at Stonehaven on the east coast of Scotland. Click on the highlighted vessel name to find out the vessel details.
8th October 2010
Plankton is the term for drifting organisms, from bacteria through microscopic plants (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton), to large jellyfish and the larvae of most fish and shellfish, that inhabit the oceans, seas and bodies of freshwater.
4th October 2010
MSS had a stall at a local maritime festival to promote awareness of the coastal monitoring work. To read an account of the day click on the below link (blue text). Maritime Rescue Institute, Harbour Festival, September 2010 by John Dunn As part of the Coastal Ecosystem monitoring programme at Marine Scotland Science (MSS) which runs…