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SAMS' Teledyne Gavia surveyed underneath calving glaciers, giving scientists a unique look at the seabed in such environments.

Thu, Sep 12, '19

Vanishing glaciers reveal ancient seabeds

Marine robotics allow scientists to survey uncharted territory

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SAMS UHI Student of the Year Eleanor Lawrie gets a hug from proud mum Karen

Mon, Sep 9, '19

Dedicated daughter is student of the year

Mum's the word as student Eleanor gains marine science degree

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The first two PhD graduates from the University of the Highlands and Islands, Dr Winnie Courtene-Jones and Dr Andrea Garvetto are congratulated by, from left: University of the Highlands and Islands Dean of Research Michael Rayner, SAMS UHI Director Prof Nicholas Owens, university Vice-Principal Prof Neil Simco and Head of SAMS UHI Graduate School Dr Bhavani Narayanaswamy.

Fri, Sep 6, '19

PhD award is university's first

Marine scientist’s graduation marks university milestone

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Latest papers

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

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

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

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

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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