“we can show that their root mats also bind together the underwater sand dunes, effectively reinforcing them.” Eduardo Infantes, a Marine Biologist at the University of Gothenburg
Record Production Of Scottish Farmed Salmon
“Our sector supports more than 2,500 direct and 10,000 indirect jobs, most of which are in some of the country’s most fragile coastal communities, generating hundreds of millions of pounds for our economy.” Tavish Scott, chief executive of Salmon Scotland
Marine Pollution: The Legacy of War
Torn deck plating of the V 1302 John Mahn that was damaged by the bomb that hit amidships Image credit: VLIZ Wrecks contain hazardous substances (such as petroleum and explosives) that may harm the marine environment.
The Missing Notes: The Sound of Biodiversity Loss, Hebrides Redacted
The 30,000 notes in the original music score approximate to the number of Humpback Whales there were in the sea in 1829, when the piece was written.
New Thinking In A Positive Vision For Fishing Communities
“the Vision document offers a pathway to continue sustainably fishing, providing employment for several young, local people within a fragile, rural community.” Callum Elliot
Methane levels near the Nord Stream leak “1,000 times higher than normal”
After five days at sea, the research vessel Skagerak is back home in Gothenburg. The hastily organised expedition to the Nord Stream leaks in the Baltic Sea is over.
Risso’s Dolphins: Enhancing Our Understanding Through Citizen Science
“Risso’s dolphins are predominantly deep water lovers and are therefore relatively unstudied” Image shows Risso’s dolphin spy-hopping credit Colin Bird
Illegal Trafficking & Slaughter of Sea Turtles: Over 1.1 Million in 10 Years
The East Pacific hawksbill turtle is among the most endangered sea turtle populations and one of the oldest creatures on Earth. Image credit Lindsay Lauckner Gundlock
Orkney’s Emma Steel on Her Solo Expedition to St Kilda
“This expedition has reinforced my love for nature and my drive and enthusiasm in protecting what we have, at a time when the planet’s future feels very uncertain. ” Emma Steel
Big Seaweed Search : Stronsay
Events for Stronsay Climate Festival