Marine Scotland

  • River Temperature Research

    18th September 2020 by

    Latest research and monitoring from Marine Scotland Science indicates that not only are many rivers now far too warm to support healthy growth of fish, but in some cases summer temperatures can reach levels that cause direct thermal stress. The latest study from Marine Scotland Science found that during the summer of 2018, the warmest…

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  • Collaborative Effort to Support COVID-19 Testing

    16th June 2020 by

    Marine Scotland is continuing in its efforts to provide support and assistance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with colleagues in the Marine Laboratory, in Aberdeen, arranging the transfer and loan of testing equipment to NHS Grampian. The equipment identified for loan is usually used for molecular testing for diagnosis and surveillance of diseases in aquatic…

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  • Research Partners Collaborate One Last Time

    20th May 2020 by

    Earlier this year our colleague and Spatial Ecologist Dr Grant Campbell attended the final EU ATLAS General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh.  26 multidisciplinary partners and leading organisations, including Marine Scotland, attended the conference both in person and via video call to discuss their combined knowledge and understanding of the marine environment in the North Atlantic….

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  • Recent Marine Scotland Science Publications

    6th May 2020 by

    Marine Scotland Science, as a core Scottish Government (SG) Division, is working to support SG’s overall COVID-19 response. It also continues to sustain critical marine science delivery and has over the last month produced the following notable publications: Auer, S.K., Bassar, R.D., Turek, D., Anderson, G.J., McKelvey, S., Armstrong, J.D., Nislow, K.H., Downie, H.K., Morgan,…

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  • Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day

    23rd April 2020 by

    To celebrate UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day we have a guest blog post to share with you from our very own Librarian, Helen McGregor.  Take it away Helen! *************************************************************************** “Books are your ticket to the whole world. The library is the key. That is where the escape tunnel is. All of the knowledge of…

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  • Monitoring the Sights and Sounds of Atlantic Cod

    23rd March 2020 by

    Many marine organisms, such as whales, dolphins and seals produce sound whilst they are under water. Maybe you’ve heard the clicking noises made by dolphins. But did you know that this is also the case for fish too? This is what PhD student Monika Kosecka has been studying as part of her project on fish…

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  • Acoustic Tracking of Salmon and Sea Trout in Torridon

    18th March 2020 by

    A two-year project has helped to track the movement of salmon and sea trout smolts in the Loch Torridon system, Wester Ross. During 2018 and 2019 Marine Scotland Science fitted migrating salmon and sea trout with acoustic transmitters to track them through a grid of 80 acoustic receivers across Upper Loch Torridon, Loch Shieldaig and…

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  • Speculative Harbouring: Living Landscapes

    11th March 2020 by

    As we celebrate British Science Week we’re delighted to bring you an update from Indian artist and researcher, Sonia Mehra Chawla, with whom we worked closely with during the research phase of her two year project. Sonia’s installation, which focuses on issues around the North Sea, will be open to the public from April 4,…

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  • Celebrating Women in the Fishing Industry on International Women’s Day

    5th March 2020 by

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to announce that Ms Hannah Fennell, Senior Researcher in our Marine Analytical Unit, will be giving a talk at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther about her research into ‘The Unacknowledged Inputs of Orkney’s Fishing Industry’. The ‘Women in the Fishing Industry’ event will begin at 1…

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  • New Blue Carbon Resource for Marine Scientists

    24th February 2020 by

    Two new science reports have been published today by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) that will be used to improve our understanding and management of Blue Carbon; carbon found stored beneath the sea in sediment, shells and living plants. One is a collaborative project with University of St Andrews ‘Re-Evaluating Scotland’s Sedimentary Carbon Stocks’ and the…

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