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Humpback Whale visits SAMS

28 Feb 19: Marine conservation lecture on our beach as adolescent humpback whale gets stranded in shallow waters right outside...

MRes projects announced

We are currently offering five research projects for the MRes Algal Biotechnology, Biology and Ecology starting in the autumn of 2019. Apply by 6 May.

New PhD studentship available

Do Arctic benthic communities show preferential food uptake? (Apply by 14 May 2019 5 pm BST)

Latest news

SAMS Director Prof Nicholas Owens is the current POGO chairman

Mon, Mar 25, '19

POGO plea to plug ocean knowledge gap

United nations of oceanography urges global commitment

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Teenager Alik Aleynik turned the spotlight on SAMS scientists with his Sixty Second Science film project

Thu, Mar 21, '19

Explain your science in 60 seconds

Teenager's film project puts scientists under the spotlight

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ACES student Andrew Richardson receives the 2019 Lantra Scotland Higher Education Learner of the Year prize from farmer and stand-up comic Jim Smith

Fri, Mar 8, '19

Education award win is just ACES

SAMS UHI student Andrew Richardson takes Higher Education prize

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Minke whales are among the largest marine species regularly visiting the Scottish coast but little is known about their behaviours and lifestyle

Tue, Mar 5, '19

Listening in on the mysterious Minke

Minke whale recorded for the first time off Scotland’s east coast

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Latest papers

Effects of mine tailings on early life stages of Atlantic cod

Reinardy HC, Pedersen KB, Nahrgang J, Frantzen M

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
03, 22, 2019
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Grouping reduces the metabolic demand of a social squid.

Burford BP, Carey N, Gilly WF, Goldbogen JA

Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol 612
03, 7, 2019
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Microplastics and synthetic particles ingested by deep-sea amphipods in six of the deepest marine ecosystems on Earth

AJ Jamieson, LSR Brooks, WDK Reid, SB Piertney, BE Narayanaswamy & TD Linley

R. Soc. Open Sci, Vol 6
02, 27, 2019
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respR—An R package for the manipulation and analysis of respirometry data.

Harianto J, Carey N, Byrne M

Methods in Ecology and Evolution
02, 1, 2019
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