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Today the 20th September is 9 years since the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone was established.
To celebrate here's a short video of what divers spotted in the last few weeks.
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Arran Coast

3 months ago

SSACN Outreach

Public announcement.

SAMS are carrying out an experiment today and tomorrow in Ardmucknish Bay, where a red dye is being released to simulate a leaking oil pipeline and the reactionary process from PhD students who are training to work in that field.

The harmless dye will be slowly released into the centre of Ardmucknish Bay over a period of four hours on two consecutive days (Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September 2017). The purpose is a training exercise for a cohort of PhD students from NEXUSS CDT.

The students will use a combination of robotic platforms, sensors and ocean tidal models to find the source.

Due to underwater activities being carried out in the vicinity of the simulation by both divers and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, we would ask, where possible that vessels in the area try and steer clear of the area being worked in. SAMS' own vessel 'Calanus' will be in the immediate vicinity and can give a clear indication of where the event is taking place.

The following local services have been informed of the event being carried out¬
Local Police
Oban Airport
Scottish Natural Heritage, Oban Marine Officer
SEPA
Argyll and Bute Council marine team
HM Coastguard in Oban
Dunstaffnage Marina

Should you need to contact SAMS during the Wednesday and Thursday of the field work, the local contact will be Anuschka Miller, Office 01631 559300.
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3 months ago

SSACN Outreach

Article from the North Star about the Sea angling competition with ourselves, Living Seas and Scottish Shark Tagging Programme! ... See MoreSee Less

Article from the North Star about the Sea angling competition with ourselves, Living Seas and Scottish Shark Tagging Programme!

4 months ago

SSACN Outreach

Some fantastic pictures from Ullapool courtesy of Living SeasWhen the boats were out for the fishing competition, we held crabbing at Ullapool harbour and were joined by SSACN Outreach who did angling taster sessions and the shark tagging team had a marquee full of shark facts and activities.

Thanks to Ullapool Harbour for letting us use the harbour and marquee, Tamara Lawton for teaching everyone to make crab lines and everyone that came along and joined in. Including 'Sammy' the seal.
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Some fantastic pictures from Ullapool courtesy of Living Seas

 

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4 months ago

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A great turnout!
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From the SSTP Facebook Page

We are still looking for photos of common skate!

If anyone would like to submit a photo please send them in a direct message.
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Gethyn you seen any?

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Aonghas Siorrachd Pheairt Dale Robertson

Jonathan

Gareth Griffiths

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BBC Earth
There are coral reefs in the seas off Scotland, and they were on the brink of disaster.
#OurBluePlanet
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BBC Earth

 

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Has it been stopped in Luce Bay now?

We recently asked our fb followers what they would like to see in a SSACN shop, now we have a follow up question:

For t-shirts. Would you prefer to see these as a standard t-shirt or performance wear?

Thanks!
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Standard T-Shirt for fishing in. They are much harder wearing, don't snag on velcro or hooks, and keep their look much longer

Standard: I for one would be looking for beach wear rather than sports kit.

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