30th August 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Scotland is well known for our diverse flora and fauna, both on land and in the sea. Some of the most iconic species seen around our coasts are seals. Scotland is home to around a third of the world population of grey seals and around 5% of the world population of harbour seals.
20th May 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Invasive non-native species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced by humans, either deliberately or accidentally, from an area outside of their native range.
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.
28th May 2021 by Marine Scotland 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.
21st December 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
A new online platform which assesses the condition of Scotland’s marine environment and the human activity it supports has been launched.
24th November 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
With the Nature of Scotland awards taking place tomorrow we’re excited for all the nominees that have been shortlisted, but especially so for our colleagues!