Marine Scotland

  • Water Sampling for Long-Term Monitoring – An Update 09/10/18

    16th October 2018 by

    Scotia at Sea

    Scotia left harbour at 09:00 on Friday 5 October. Our first objective was to deploy the Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) profiler at 18 stations along a line at 57° N going west from the Scottish East Coast to 2°E.  Along with salinity (conductivity) and temperature, we measured dissolved oxygen, turbidity and fluorescence. We also...

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  • Water Sampling for Long-Term Monitoring

    15th October 2018 by

    Scotia at Sea

    Survey: MRV Scotia 1418S Duration: 5-15 October 2018 Procedure: Scotia will make her way to the eastern start of the Nolso – Flugga (NOL) section and start collecting long term monitoring samples and taking CTD profiles. On a previous trip – the 0618S survey – a mooring in an AL500 frame also failed to surface...

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  • Vacancy – Fisheries Scientist – closing date 30 Oct

    8th October 2018 by

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    We are currently seeking applications for a Fisheries Scientist at Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen. 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 assessments. This is a...

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  • Vacancy – Spatial Ecologist – closing date 30 Oct

    5th October 2018 by

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    We are currently seeking applications for a Spatial Ecologist within Marine (22 Month Fixed Term 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 assessments. Overview The main focus of the post will...

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  • Rockall Haddock Trawling Survey – An update

    4th October 2018 by

    Scotia at Sea

    Survey: 1318S Rockall Haddock Trawling Survey Duration:  19 September – 1 October 2018 The 2018 Rockall haddock trawling survey got off to a blustery start with Scotia departing Aberdeen on the morning of the 19th September and heading straight into the teeth of Storm Ali; the first officially named storm of Autumn 2018. Gusts of...

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  • Surveying the Haddock on the Rockall Plateau

    3rd October 2018 by

    Scotia at Sea

    Survey: 1318S Rockall Haddock Survey Duration: 19 September – 1 October 2018 Fishing Gear: • GOV (Grand Overture Verticale) Trawl (BT 137) with ground gear D. Other Gear: • Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) Seabird 19+; and • Van Veen Grab. Objectives: • Undertake the bottom trawl survey of haddock on Rockall Bank to a depth...

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  • A Nurturing Home for the Juveniles

    1st October 2018 by

    Alba na Mara

    Survey: 1518A MRV Alba na Mara Programme Duration: 29 September – 16 October 2018 Background and Objectives: The primary objective of this survey is to identify whether the availability, quality, and distribution of habitat acts as a constraint on the number of juvenile fish that can develop into adults. This study focusses on three types...

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  • Herring or Sprat; and the Notorious Case of Burke and Hare

    24th September 2018 by

    Mummified sprat and herring from Queens Ferry Fishery, 30 December 1837

    One of the earliest pieces of fisheries research carried out in Scotland concerned the Firth of Forth herring fishery, and whether herring and sprat were two separate species. An artefact from this research is on display in the library foyer at the Marine Laboratory, in Aberdeen. The Board of British White Herring Fisheries was established...

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  • Turning MUSE-ings in to action

    18th September 2018 by

      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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  • Let’s Go Fly a Kite

    17th September 2018 by

    Alba na Mara

    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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