Marine Scotland

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 2216A Programme

    8th December 2016 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 2-6 December 2016 Sampling Gear: BT 158 with 50 mm cod-end; 2 m beam trawl with 50 mm cod-end; Day grab and table; and Catamaran and manta neuston net. Objectives: To undertake flatfish sampling in St Andrews Bay, inner Firth of Forth, outer Firth of Forth and the Forth estuary in support of the...

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  • Beaches in Scotland see a decrease of 18% in overall marine litter levels

    24th November 2016 by

    Beach Fitter results

    Readers of this blog will be aware of the work that some of our colleagues in Torry, Aberdeen, have been doing on tidying up the local beach area there. Colleagues from SEPA, SNH, JNCC and Marine Scotland have been cleaning up the area for some time now and in September, we were delighted to promote and be...

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  • Get ready, get set….Explorathon!

    26th September 2016 by

    Explorathon 2016 feature image

    For the first time, Marine Scotland will be taking part in Explorathon; an extravaganza of discovery, debate and entertainment to celebrate European Researchers’ Night. This Friday events will take place during the day and night, in around 300 cities across Europe, and we can’t wait to get involved. During the day we will be in...

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  • Cleaning up for the Great British Beach Clean

    23rd September 2016 by

    Last Friday afternoon, three staff from Marine Scotland took to the beach on Greyhope Road to undertake a wee bit of beach cleaning as part of the annual ‘Great British Beach Clean’ event run by the Marine Conservation Society.  Marine Scotland has, of course, been looking after this stretch of beach for the last 18...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 1716A Programme

    20th September 2016 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 7-21 September 2016 Sampling Gear: TV drop frame; TV winch and cable; and 2 x day grabs and RoxAnn. Objectives: To undertake grab, underwater television (UTV) and RoxAnn surveys of sea disposal sites and assess the condition of the seabed, identify the predominant benthic epifauna species, and the distribution of man-made debris. Some of...

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  • Great British Beach Clean

    6th September 2016 by

    Beach cleaning

    Over the weekend of the 16th – 19th September, the Marine Conservation Society are organising their annual beach cleans all over the country. If you fancy getting involved, why not check out their website and see if there’s one happening near you? Their website also has lots of information about to what to expect on the...

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  • Glitter-pickers put some sparkle back into the community

    1st July 2016 by

    Last Friday (24th June) the Marine Laboratory took part in a litter pick event, organised by the Aberdeen City Council’s (ACC) environmental team. The Glitterpick, designed to help “make the city sparkle more in the summer months”, involved 24 local schools and community groups; who each took one of the 24 areas selected, around the...

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  • It’s time to Celebrate the Sea

    17th June 2016 by

    Today is World Ocean’s Day! A day recognized by the United Nations as a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year, individuals and organizations across the planet are celebrating under the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and are promoting prevention of plastic ocean pollution with an array of events and...

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  • Our Inspirational Women in Science

    10th March 2016 by

    To further inspire and promote the role of women in STEM roles, two of Marine Scotland Science’s highly experienced oceanographers will be taking part in Scottish science events this and next month. Resident Oceanographer and ScienceGrrl Dr Sarah Hughes will be participating in British Science Week, the UK’s annual celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths,...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0316A Programme

    4th March 2016 by

    Duration: 7-21 March 2016 Equipment: BT 201 Prawn net – rigged with separator grid and two 80 mm codends Trawl doors Sweeps, bridles, backstrops and pennants Spare netting and twine Live capture codends PSL5000 light unit x 2 4 x 10m side emitting light cables Battery pods Video Cameras Flashback recorders and housing Pyramid camera...

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