Marine Scotland

  • SCObs Weekly Sampling to Expand at St Abbs

    7th April 2017 by

    The Scottish Coastal Observatory (SCObs) monitors the temperature, salinity, nutrients and plankton community at a number of sites around the Scottish coast. The efforts of Marine Scotland scientists are supported by a network of local citizen-scientists who deploy small temperature sensors and collect water samples for analysis.  Many of the SCObs sites have been collecting…

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  • MRV Scotia: Survey 1316S Programme

    22nd September 2016 by

    Duration: 10-23 September 2016 Gear:  2 x Jackson BT 184 bottom trawl and wires;  2 x 16“ rock-hopper ground gear; 2 x ground-gear bag nets (centre section only); 2 pairs Morgere ovalfoil 1700 Kg trawl doors; 2 x Agassiz benthic sampling trawl; Scanmar trawl sensors, bottom contact sensor and depth/temperature logger (high pressure DST); VMUX towed video…

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  • Home for Christmas

    6th January 2012 by

    The scientists and crew of Scotia worked hard in difficult conditions to complete the last monitoring survey of the year before returning to port on 23 December, just in time for Christmas. Marine Scotland would like to thank all of the crew and scientists on board for their hard work and dedication to make the trip…

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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 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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