• When compliance searched for science

    12th June 2023 by

    In Spring 2023, the search and rescue skills of colleagues from the Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government on board our Marine Protection Vessel (MPV) Jura were called on to help locate and recover a lost scientific seaglider. This is equipment from the Scottish Association for Marine Science’s (SAMS) Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science Programme (CLASS) project.

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  • Critically endangered flapper skate study

    14th July 2021 by

    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.

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  • Colleagues contribute to Harmful Algal Bloom report

    8th July 2021 by

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) present a problem for marine ecosystems, associated industries and societies across the world, including Scotland.
    The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has just published the first Global HAB Status Report (GHSR), Marine Scotland was one of the contributors.

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