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Become a SAMS Member

Support knowledge and education for a healthy ocean. Read our new Membership leaflet online.

Study Marine Science
Study Marine Science

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Short Course - Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE)
Short Course - Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE)

This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to Ecopath,Ecosim & Ecospace, free ecosystem modelling software widely used in marine ecology.

Latest news

Lewis Pugh, left, UN Patron of the Oceans, found the ideal training partner in SAMS oceanographer Dr Max Holloway ahead of his epic Antarctic swim challenge.

Thu, Jan 23, '20

Max effort pays off for Antarctic swimmer

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh braves Antarctic ice

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VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead, right, and Argyll regional director David Adams McGilp get a tour of the Ocean Explorer Centre with SAMS' head of communications Dr Anuschka Miller

Wed, Jan 15, '20

Tourism chief gets marine science lesson

VisitScotland CEO stops off at SAMS during Argyll tour

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SAMS staff with the donation

Thu, Dec 19, '19

A SAMS Christmas gift

staff at SAMS held a Christmas raffle with a difference

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Latest papers

Effects of mine tailings exposure on early life stages of Atlantic cod
Authors:

Reinardy HC, Pedersen KB, Nahrgang J, Frantzen M.

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 38 (7)
07, 1, 2019
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'Ectrogella' Parasitoids of the Diatom Licmophora sp are Polyphyletic
Authors:

Garvetto A, Perrineau MM, Dressler-Allame M, Bresnan E and Gachon CMM

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
07, 8, 2019
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Common and Antarctic Minke Whales: Conservation Status and Future Research Directions
Authors:

Risch D, Norris T, Curnock M, Friedlaender A

Frontiers in Marine Research Vol 6
05, 14, 2019
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Biosecurity implications of the highly invasive carpet sea-squirt Didemnum vexillum Kott, 2002 for a protected area of global significance
Authors:

Cottier-Cook, E.J., Minchin, D., Geisler, R., Graham, J., Mogg, A., Sayer, M.D., Matejusova, I.

Management of Biological Invasions Vol 10
05, 14, 2019
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