Outcome of Coastal States consultation on mackerel, blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring
9th December 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Coastal States consultations have now concluded with agreement on 2023 catch limits for shared pelagic stocks.
COP27 blog series: celebrating Scottish seagrass science
10th November 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Project Seagrass examines the major ecological role that seagrasses play and how rethinking their conservation is critical to understanding their part in fighting the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Dronetastic – Mapping Scotland’s seagrass habitats
17th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government through the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum has supported the purchase of a drone for Project Seagrass. The equipment will be used to map Scotland’s seagrass habitats and support community mapping and habitat restoration projects.
An investigation in Scottish coastal waters – Ocean Acidification Week 2021
15th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
By absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere the chemistry of the ocean changes and seawater becomes more acidic – this is known as Ocean Acidification.
New study into significance of Scottish saltmarsh
14th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
A new report has highlighted the significance of saltmarsh in Scotland for trapping and storing carbon, and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Surveying the Sponge Belt
2nd September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Scotland and JNCC have been undertaking the annual MPA monitoring trip in Scottish offshore waters aboard the Marine Research Vessel Scotia.
Collaboration is key for science
27th August 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Nephrops norvegicus, commonly known as langoustine or Dublin bay prawn, is the second most valuable seafood species landed in Scotland, and was worth over £80 million in 2019.
Critically endangered flapper skate study
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.
Use of new technologies to better understand changes in oxygen levels in the North Sea
8th June 2021 by MS Communications
The Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020 portal provides a range of information on the health of our seas and how to determine the state of marine ecosystems. One example is the NERC-funded (Natural Environment Research Council) AlterEco project, which is an alternative framework to assess marine ecosystem functioning in shelf seas.
British Science Week 2021
5th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
To celebrate British Science Week 2021 Marine Scotland has produced some new videos to put the spotlight on the importance of our seas, oceans and freshwaters. So join us to learn more about the seas and climate change and to find out what it’s like working in the lab. These talks are suitable for Secondary 2 to 6 pupils.