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.
15th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Recommendations for delivering a profitable, sustainable and fair supply chain for the langoustine (Nephrops) industry have been set out in a new report published by a Scottish Government-formed working group.
27th August 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Nephrops norvegicus, commonly known as langoustine or Dublin bay prawn, is the second most valuable seafood species landed in Scotland, and was worth over £80 million in 2019.
27th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Does marine litter concern correlate with changing habits? Our colleagues conducted a study on this subject - they share their insights here.
14th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
This week is Shark Week and today we’re celebrating Shark Awareness Day. Did you know that there are over 30 species of sharks, skates and rays recorded in Scottish waters? Sharks are part of the elasmobranch family, which includes skates and rays. The flapper skate is the most endangered skate species in the North East Atlantic.
8th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) present a problem for marine ecosystems, associated industries and societies across the world, including Scotland. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has just published the first Global HAB Status Report (GHSR), Marine Scotland was one of the contributors.
16th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Surveys using local information from fishers have been used to better understand marine life in and around Scotland’s network of Marine Protected Areas.
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.
26th January 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
In Scotland's Marine Assessment 2020, our recently published web portal looking at the state of our seas, one of the case studies - Case study: Nova Innovation - Shetland Tidal Array highlights the role tidal energy can play in reaching our net zero ambitions and showing just how much power can be generated by one tidal turbine.
2nd December 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Marine Energy Research Programme has commissioned research to confirm the existence of Sabellaria spinulosa (Sabellaria) in reef form.