“There’s not a lot to say about them – except – I have never seen so many jellyfish in one place, at a time!”
Orkney Islands Council is seeking views about the marine environment out to 12 nautical miles from the islands.
.A new study of the upper Atlantic suggests that there are 10 times more micro plastics than was previously thought.
A giant raft of pumice is helping to sustain Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
As humans change the ocean state by adding more heat and carbon, the ability of the ocean to take up both heat and carbon will be altered.
Technology including the use of robots is aiding researchers in understanding daily habits of the endangered Mediterranean sperm whale.
“If we remove some of the hardware, how will we affect the distribution of key species?” Dr Jo Porter
“Kelp plays a critical role in the Atlantic, so it is important to understand what affects its distribution and survival over time and how sensitive it is to change.” Dr Andrew Want, ICIT, Heriot Watt, Stromness
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.