A robotic boat has been used for the first time to survey fish populations around oil platforms in the North Sea.
Plastic Threat to our Seas
“This study shows how the microplastic pollution crisis is threatening biodiversity more than is currently recognised.”
Assessing the potential of micro-organisms derived from the marine environment
MARBLES is a £6.37 million (€7.5 million), 5-year project that will develop new methods for the sustainable collection and use of biological resources from marine environments and assess their commercial potential.
Efficiently Destructive – The Shipworm
The shipworm, a bivalve mollusc, can cause destruction to wooden ship hulls, wharves, and other submerged wooden structures.
The Social Networking of Killer Whales
“Our findings show that, even within these tight-knit groups, whales prefer to interact with specific individuals.”
New Technology To Detect Endangered Right Whales
Human activities are a significant threat to right whale populations, either through entanglement in fishing gear or strikes from shipping.
The Deepdale Monster
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.
Wild salmon, caught by rod, has registered the third lowest numbers on record.
Dolphins at Risk due to Human Disturbances
Dolphins could be at risk if their foraging opportunities are impacted due to man-made disturbances such as shipping, tourism, coastal development and oil and gas exploration.
Sponges on the move
New research has suggested that there is evidence of trails left by sponges across the Arctic seafloor.