Marine Scotland

  • Science Colleagues get ‘Girls into Physics’

    8th October 2019 by

    Today on Ada Lovelace Day we hear from one of our colleagues, Louise Campbell (shown middle in picture above), about her involvement with ‘Girls into Physics’ events and why she is keen to dispel the myth of how difficult and hard physics is. Read on for Louise’s story and for more information about events taking...

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  • King Scallop Surveys in the Clyde

    7th October 2019 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    MRV Alba na Mara Survey: 1719A Programme Duration: 4 – 18 October 2019 Objectives: Carry out a dredge survey of king scallops in the Clyde. Age, measure and assess shell damage for all king scallops caught. Collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species. Identify and quantify all starfish species in all...

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  • Joint Warrior Training Activity: 5th-17th October 2019

    2nd October 2019 by

    Joint Warrior training exercise 2019

    Exercise Joint Warrior (JW), organised by the Ministry of Defence, a major programme of exercises involving land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from all the NATO partners, across the UK. The next exercise, Joint Warrior 192, will take place between 5 and 17 October 2019 in the airspace, offshore and coastal waters to the west of Scotland...

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  • Scotia Set for Deepwater Sampling

    28th September 2019 by

    Scotia at work with waves crashing

    MRV Scotia Survey: 1419S Programme Duration: 28 September – 11 October 2019 Objectives: Map the composition, distribution and abundance of continental slope species on the deepwater slope west of the Hebrides from Donegal to the Flannans (55–59oN) and Rosemary Bank (Figure 1). Collect samples (genetics and otoliths) of key species for population studies. Continue use of...

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  • A Splash of Colour at the Marine Lab

    27th September 2019 by

    If you go down to Torry today you’re sure to find not one but four big surprises … Marine Scotland Science (MSS) has partnered with local group VictoriArt Road to host one of four giant murals on an external wall at the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen. As part of a regeneration project Dundee based artist...

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  • Skate Research: Survey in the Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura MPA

    19th September 2019 by

    Alba na Mara

    MRV Alba na Mara Survey: 1619A Programme Duration: 24-30 September 2019 Background and Objectives: Survey 1619A will conduct a benthic survey of juvenile common skate within and around the Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (hereafter referred to as MPA). The primary objective of survey 1619A is to assess the...

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  • Rockall Haddock Survey

    16th September 2019 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    MRV Scotia Survey: 1319S Programme – Rockall Haddock Survey Duration: 14-26 September 2019 Fishing Gear: GOV (Grand Overture Verticale) Trawl (BT 137) with ground gear D Other Gear: CTD (Conductivity Temperature Depth)  – Seabird 19+ Van Veen Grab Objectives: Undertake a bottom trawl survey of haddock on Rockall Bank to a depth of 350 m. Deploy...

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  • Half-way there! Monitoring the West Shetland Shelf

    9th September 2019 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    MRV Scotia Survey: 1219S (Times given are in Coordinated Universal Time (abbreviated to UTC), 24-hour format throughout.) With a full complement of staff aboard, including 19 officers and crew and a team of 11 scientists from Marine Scotland Science (MSS), the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the National Museum of Scotland, MRV Scotia departed...

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  • Juvenile Fish Habitat

    3rd September 2019 by

    Alba na Mara

    MRV Alba na Mara Survey: 1519A Programme Duration: 2-21 September 2019 Gear: 2 x Jackson Rockhopper Trawl BT158 with 10 mm Cod end + Spare Scanmar net sensors – trawl width, height, and depth (x2 units) 2 fleets of fish traps Fish/prawn sorting table SBRUV – baited camera frames – (QTY 2) 2 x Day grab,...

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  • Celebrating Merchant Navy Day

    3rd September 2019 by

    Today is Merchant Navy Day. For those of you who may not be aware, since 2000 Merchant Navy Day has honoured the brave men and women who kept our ‘island nation’ afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK’s imports, including...

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