Published: Monday, 23rd November 2020
A study led by SRUC has attributed the deaths of two harbour seals and a grey seal to attacks by other animals, with grey seals the most likely aggressor.
Published: Tuesday, 25th August 2020
The link between reductions in the numbers and quality of fish and squid and the health of marine mammals that feed upon them in parts of northern European waters has been highlighted in a new report.
Published: Wednesday, 4th December 2019
Luskentyre Beach served as a stunning backdrop to a “horrific” discovery by the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS).
Published: Tuesday, 29th October 2019
In the first workshop of its kind in Europe, creel fishermen and women from around Scotland gathered in the Highlands to tackle the problem of marine animal entanglement.
Published: Friday, 6th September 2019
A total of 1,616 marine animals were reported washed up on Scottish shorelines in a seven-year period between 2011 and 2017, according to a new report published today.
Published: Saturday, 27th July 2019
Members of the public can now play a vital role in helping marine scientists gather data on animal strandings and the condition of Scotland’s beaches.
Published: Wednesday, 20th February 2019
A celebration of citizen science following a year that saw more reportings of stranded marine life around Scotland’s coasts than ever before is to be held in the Highlands.
Published: Thursday, 31st January 2019
Microplastics have been found in the guts of every marine mammal examined in a new study of animals washed up on Britain’s shores.
Published: Thursday, 9th August 2018
The results of a major sperm whale investigation carried out by international marine experts – including the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS) – have been published.
Published: Thursday, 29th March 2018
Dr Andrew Brownlow, the veterinary pathologist in charge of the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS) at SRUC, has described the post-mortem of a sperm whale as one of his most challenging.
Published: Thursday, 8th February 2018
The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS) is to benefit from additional funding and will expand its research into sharks.
Published: Monday, 18th December 2017
An inaugural marine mammal forum in the Highlands will give members of the public the chance to learn about some of the fascinating wildlife encountered around Scotland’s coasts.
Published: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
The team at the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS) will tomorrow learn whether their ‘Whale Detectives’ initiative is among the winners at this year’s Nature of Scotland awards.
Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
The Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) recently attended the Northern Bottlenose whale found near Ardentinny in Argyll and Bute.
Published: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme, managed by SRUC, has found that a killer whale found dead on Tiree had one of the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) pollution ever recorded.
Published: Wednesday, 27th January 2016
Experts from SRUC’s Scottish Marine Stranding Scheme (SMASS) were called upon when 12 whales were stranded on the Wadden Islands off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.
Published: Wednesday, 13th August 2014
On a recent visit to Oban Dr Andrew Brownlow of Scotland’s Rural College updated staff at the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) on the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme.
Published: Wednesday, 9th July 2014
SRUC vets believe that a young humpback whale found drowned off the coast of Mull died after swimming into a fish farm.
Published: Wednesday, 15th January 2014
Time and tide wait for no man and in the case of Inverness based SRUC vet Andrew Brownlow the New Year tide at Joppa washed up a dead 26 tonne sperm whale.
Published: Thursday, 19th September 2013
A vet from the SRUC-led Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme responded when the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) reported a rarely seen Sowerby’s beaked whale and its calf had become stranded.
Published: Wednesday, 11th September 2013
Specialist vets at Scotland’s Rural College have been investigating whether there is a connection between three whale strandings which occurred off Scotland’s east coast over the past few week.
Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2013
A group of SRUC Animal Care students based at Elmwood Campus have recently qualified as Marine Animal Medics.
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