Marine Scotland

  • Gales

    8th November 2010 by

    SE winds of over 30 mph are forecast today and later in the week. A close eye will be kept on the weather (see photo of conditions today) this week in an effort to spot a window in which the sampling can be undertaken.

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  • Snow on the mountains in the hinterlands of Loch Ewe

    1st November 2010 by

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  • 25 October 2010

    27th October 2010 by

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  • et al.

    26th October 2010 by

    Definition:  et al. = and others. Similar to an ice berg, there is a lot more beneath the surface of the coastal monitoring! The coastal monitoring of the plankton biologists (see previous post) is mutually supported by teams of technicians, oceanographers and chemists.            

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  • Plankton Biologists

    22nd October 2010 by

       A team of about nine plankton biologists are involved in the monitoring of the plankton on the east coast, at Stonehaven and the west coast, at Loch Ewe. The results of some of the phytoplankton monitoring at Stonehaven is published as: Bresnan et al. (2009) Seasonal and interannual variation in the phytoplankton community in...

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  • Temora

    19th October 2010 by

    M.V. Temora (Motor Vessel Temora) is owned by Marine Scotland Science and is used each week to sample plankton and associated environmental parameters in coastal waters 5 km offshore at Stonehaven on the east coast of Scotland. Click on the highlighted vessel name to find out the vessel details.

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  • Plankton definition

    8th October 2010 by

    Plankton is the term for drfiting organisms, from bacteria through microscopic plants (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton), to large jellyfish and the larvae of most fish and shellfish, that inhabit the oceans, seas and bodies of freshtwater.  

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  • Coastal Monitoring Represented at Local Festival

    4th October 2010 by

    MSS had a stall at a local maritime festival to promote awareness of the coastal monitoring work. To read an account of the day click on the below link (blue text).

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  • Welcome to the Coastal and Ecosystem Monitoring Blog

    30th September 2010 by

    In this blog we aim to provide the readers with up to date information about the type of activities that are carried out to conduct long term monitoring around the seas of Scotland, and in particular focusing on the high-frequency coastal monitoring sites. As the term “long-term monitoring” indicates, the efforts and results coming from this work may not...

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