24th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
During Recycle Week (20-26 September) we are revisiting support the Scottish Government has provided to businesses and projects to enhance the protection, value and enjoyment of our marine environment.
21st September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Beaches in the north east of Scotland were up to six times cleaner between 2019 and 2020 compared to previous surveys in the area, a new scientific paper has found.
17th September 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
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 Marine Directorate Communications
By absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere the chemistry of the ocean changes and seawater becomes more acidic - this is known as Ocean Acidification.
27th July 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
Does marine litter concern correlate with changing habits? Our colleagues conducted a study on this subject - they share their insights here.
13th July 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
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.
28th May 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
Didemnum vexillum, commonly known as ‘Carpet Sea Squirt’, is an invasive non-native marine organism that is now known to be established in the UK.
5th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
To celebrate British Science Week 2021 Marine Scotland has produced some new videos to put the spotlight on the importance of our seas, oceans and freshwaters. So join us to learn more about the seas and climate change and to find out what it’s like working in the lab. These talks are suitable for Secondary 2 to 6 pupils.
24th September 2020 by MS Communications
What is MARPOL? MARPOL, or to give it its full title – the International Convention For The Prevention of Pollution From Ships – was first adopted by the International Maritime Organisation in 1973 after a spate of oil and chemical tanker incidents resulted in vast amounts of pollution being created in the world’s oceans. In...
2nd April 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
If you’re stuck for some fun, educational things to do at the moment then look no further than our Marine Education Zone. Below, our Comms Team has recommended some of their favourite Marine Scotland themed resources to keep boredom at bay – so check them out and share your creations. You can tweet your finished...