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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer with Matt Geldart

9th October 2018

As we mentioned in our blog in January, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the course of the year, we’ve been introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. This month it’s the turn…

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Not all rivers are the same: new analysis reveals how juvenile salmon numbers vary across Scotland

19th September 2018

Electrofishing is a commonly used method for capturing, counting and sampling fish populations. Where electrofishing is performed according to carefully defined standards, and combined with appropriate statistical analysis, it is possible to estimate the number of fish in a particular section of a river. Electrofishing data have been collected across much of Scotland for over…

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Turning MUSE-ings in to action

18th September 2018

  Increasing demands on ocean resources and the associated conflicts between competing ocean users has made it crucial for us to carefully consider how we use our seas. Over the last two years, the Multi-Use in European Seas (MUSES) Project, led by Marine Scotland, has been researching the concept and the real life practicalities of…

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Go west….to Greenland!

13th September 2018

We’re excited about bringing you this next blog. Sean, who you’ll read about below, is taking part in a West Greenland Salmon Sampling trip. But what is it and why is sampling done in Greenland? Read on to find out….  Welcome to my West Greenland Salmon Sampling Photo Blog My name is Sean Dugan and…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer – Going with the Flow

11th September 2018

As we mentioned in our blog in January, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the course of the year, we’ll be introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. This month, it’s another of…

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Supporting science at school with a Royal Society Partnership Grant

10th September 2018

Our Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory in Pitlochry and Breadalbane Academy  in Aberfeldy are celebrating after receiving a Royal Society Partnership Grant, allowing them to work together on a project to explore the effects of hydro dams on river temperatures in the school’s local catchment, the River Tay. Royal Society Partnership Grants support schools to enable students…

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Inspecting a freezing Afrika

9th August 2018

On the 16th of July a boarding party from MPV Jura, including two trainees, carried out a routine inspection of the Dutch pelagic freezer trawler ‘Afrika’ to the east of Fair Isle. The ‘Afrika’ is big vessel – 126m long with 11 refrigerated seawater tanks (RSW) onboard, giving her a total capacity of over 690m³. A…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer with a father and son – Danny Copland

7th August 2018

Last month, as part of our celebrations of the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of Young People, we introduced you to one half of our father and son Engineering team – dad Phil Copland. This month, as promised, son Danny Copland gets his own back! Who are you and what do you do? My name is…

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Haiku to lemon sole

17th July 2018

If you thought our scientists just did fish, think again… sort of. The head of Sea Fisheries Programme, Dr Coby Needle, has written this haiku about a lemon sole. It’s not his first foray in to poetry for this particular fish. He wrote an Iambic Pentameter earlier this year too. It’s fish, Jim, but not…

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Celebrating the Year of the Engineer with a father and son – Phil Copland

10th July 2018

As we mentioned in our blog in January, 2018 is the Year of the Engineer as well as the Year of the Young Person. Over the course of the year, we’ll be introducing you to some of our incredibly talented engineers, as well as showing your some of their work. Unusually within our engineering section,…

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