“The seaman prepared to start his watch at 4 am. This was quite normal. What wasn’t normal was that he had driven from home to do it. This seaman is one of the new mariners operating autonomous vessels which have no crew on board.”
Tackling the issue at source is the theme of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Source to Sea Week which runs from 8th to 15th September.
“Sea spider fossils are very rare, but we know a few of them from different periods. One of the most remarkable fauna, by its diversity and its abundance, is the one of La Voulte-sur-Rhône that dates back to the Jurassic, some 160 million years ago.” Dr Romain Sabroux
The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of electronic tracking and monitoring technology for small fishing vessels. The consultation is one part of a package of new fisheries measures.
It was a story that in the winter of 1942 would set the printed presses rolling from its beginnings in Orkney, south to Edinburgh and onwards to London.
Seagrass is a flowering plant which form meadows under the sea in shallow coastal areas. The meadows are extremely important as hosts for many different animals.
Sea lettuce consists of many species of the green algae Ulva. In Sweden, sea lettuce grows on cliffs and rocks at the edge of water along the entire West Coast and in the Baltic Sea up to the Bay of Bothnia.
Orkney International Science Festival has announced its schools programme for this year. Each year in addition to its public programme, which is freely available to school pupils to visit, the Festival provides a special further programme for schools only, delivered direct to the various individual schools with no charge.
“I have never known my constituency to be apparently so unanimously opposed to any single policy as this one in all my time serving as their MSP. That opposition is not only from those who are involved in the fishing industry—literally everyone locally who has spoken or written to me on the issue has expressed total opposition to the proposals as they stand.” Alasdair Allan SNP MSP, Na h- Eileanan an Iar
Samples from the bottom of the Atacama trench were taken with this “multiple core sampler”, which is shown here on its way up with samples Image credit: Anni Glud/SDU