Digitising ocean technologies and data collection is providing new insights into the health of our seas.
The researchers found that when hermit crabs were exposed to microplastics, they were less likely to later touch or enter high-quality shells.
“For the first time, the Atlas also tells us about the distribution of Britain’s whales and dolphins, including rarities such as beluga and fin whales.”
“The marine biosphere is clearly a very important active component in the Earth’s climate subsystem.”
Record numbers of volunteers took part in research expeditions organised by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust last year
The micro habitats are grown by microbes within tiny bubbles of oil and water found in sheets of frozen gas and ice.
“Now we know basking sharks book in advance at known Michelin starred venues, and take the family along!”
The Marine Plan would be an overarching plan spanning all the other pieces of legislation and guidance affecting Orkney’s waters
The ‘Scapa Flow Aquaculture Water Quality Impact Modelling Assessment’ has been designed to improve understanding of the water quality impacts arising from existing and proposed fish farms in Scapa Flow.
This year 10-15 places at Heriot-Watt’s International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) in Orkney have been funded by the Scottish Funding Council.