09 Nov 2018
Report concludes that we simply don’t know whether our current use of the seabed is sustainable or not Calum Duncan reflects on the findings of a report commissioned by Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine Group to explore whether current conservation measures are sufficient to recover Scotland’s depleted seabed.
12 Oct 2018
Hidden beneath the waves, rocky reefs are a haven for Scotland’s marine life. Often covered in soft corals, sea fans, sea squirts and sponges, rocky reefs are hubs of activity, providing refuge for young fish and shellfish such as lobsters and crabs.
07 Jun 2018
Guest blogger Rachael Clark, Sustainability Advisor, at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) takes us on a tour of their Green Pawprints initiative encouraging visitors to ‘leave nothing but animal tracks’.
23 May 2018
Horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus) communities can be found in seas all round the Scottish coastline, and are considered important hotspots for biodiversity. Individual horse mussels – growing up to 20cm in length – bind together using byssus threads (hair-like ‘beards’) to form physically complex habitat with many nooks and crannies to shelter other species.
22 Mar 2018
This week we hear from guest blogger Erin, Earth Hour intern at WWF Scotland, about how we can all take action to help tackle climate change. Earth Hour 2018 will be celebrated on Saturday 24th March at 8.30pm.
20 Mar 2018
The Scottish Government have launched a consultation that proposes to permanently provide protection for the world’s largest flame shell colony. Read on to find out more what this means for our seas and how to respond.
01 Mar 2018
Head to the coast this week with guest blogger Peadar O’Connell from RSPB Scotland, to find out more about the beautiful black guillemot.
01 Feb 2018
31 Jan 2018
Save Scottish Seas Campaign members welcomed today’s Scottish Parliament announcement to provide additional resources for the development of four nature conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) including for some of Scotland’s most iconic mobile species. Following a call from the Scottish Green Party, the Scottish Government has committed additional funding to support the designation of these important […]
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