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Latest news

Greenland’s glaciers are melting at an increasing rate

Fri, Jan 4, '19

Giant subsea waves add to Greenland melt

Warm water is melting glaciers during wintertime

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The Pyrocystis lunula sample from SAMS' Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa made for a stunning start to the Christmas Lecture this year.

Wed, Dec 26, '18

SAMS lights up Christmas lecture

Glowing algae take centre stage at the Royal Institution

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The new-look SAMS governing council with out-going president Prof Geoffrey Boulton (seated, centre)

Fri, Dec 21, '18

SAMS selects new governing council

Prof Boulton steps down as president after six years at the helm

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Latest papers

Wintertime fjord-shelf interaction and ice sheet melting in southeast Greenland

Fraser NJ, Inall ME, Magaldi MG, Haine TWN and Jones SC

JGR: Oceans
12, 4, 2018
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Diet uncertainty analysis strengthens model-derived indicators of food web structure and function.

Jacob W. Bentley, David Hines, Stuart Borrett, Natalia Serpetti, Clive Fox, David G. Reid, Johanna J. Heymans

Ecological Indicators, 98
11, 12, 2018
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Pan-Arctic diel vertical migration during the polar night

Hobbs LJ, Cottier FR, Last FS, Berge J

Marine Ecology Progress Series
10, 24, 2018
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