“Seagrasses are of fundamental importance to the planet ” Dr Unsworth
Global Warming Impacting The Water Cycle
the average sea surface salinity of the world’ s seas and oceans during the period 2011-2018 / ICM-CSIC.
Wonderful Discoveries Made: Re-Housing Aberdeen University’s Mollusc Collection
“These included a specimen of the rare ‘Crusty Nautilus’ Allonautilus scrobiculatus, found in a drawer labelled ‘miscellaneous’ which is now on display with several other interesting mollusc specimens in The Gallery of the Sir Duncan Rice Library until June this year.” Assistant Curator, Hannah Clarke
Flood of Plastic at the Arctic
large quantities of plastic – transported by rivers, the air and shipping- can now be found in the Arctic Ocean.
Reporting Marine Litter
Salmon Scotland, the trade body representing Scotland’s salmon producers has set up a reporting mechanism for people to report waste, regardless of the source.
Fisheries Consultations on Scotland’s Rich and Diverse Seas
The measures include managing fish stocks, discarded catches, reducing unwanted catches (seabirds, marine mammals) and introducing mandatory Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM).
Scapa Flow and North Orkney Designated Marine Special Protection Areas
“There’s no reason why the Scapa Flow MSPA should prevent important sustainable development in the Flow” Councillor John Ross Scott
The Deepdale Monster : Orkney Christmas 1941
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.
184 Deep-Sea species Added to the Global Red List of Threatened Species.
The research found that of the 184 species assessed, 62% are listed as threatened: 39 are Critically Endangered, 32 are Endangered, and 43 are Vulnerable.
Home and Dry: Reducing the Risk of Capsizing
“Your catch is worthless if you are not coming home with it.” Derek Cardno, Marine Safety and Training Officer at the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation