Marine Scotland

  • Spring is coming in the water

    29th February 2012 by

    This week we have seen the first signs of spring in our gardens as snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils have started to shoot through the soil. In the waters surrounding our shores we are also beginning to see the first signs of spring as the phytoplankton diatom population has begun to grow too. Below are some…

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  • Kinetically Stormy, Biologically Calm

    21st February 2011 by

    A frothy Stonehaven shoreline (Photo: J. Dunn 21/02/11) On the surface the sea may look stormy, but biologically speaking, this is the period of calm before the storm! At this time of the year, there is very little phytoplankton or zooplankton in the water.┬áJust around the temporal corner, the primary and secondary productivity of the…

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