Category: Aquamarine


Humpbacks and Minke among whale species spotted as survey enters final weekend

SEA Watch Foundation are calling for help for the final weekend of their latest National Whale and Dolphin Watch which concludes this weekend. The event – which began on July 28 – records sightings of whales, dolphins and porpoises the…

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Sea Watch Foundation calls for help in annual whale watch count

THE Sea Watch Foundation are calling for help in tracking the UK’s whale population during a nine-day audit. The charity, which works to to improve the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK and Irish waters. holds the…

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Whale dies and gannet rescued as wildlife feels effects of human activity

LERWICK Lifeboat went to the rescue of a gannet fighting for its life after becoming trapped in fishing nets. The crew aboard the Severn class ‘Michael and Jane Vernon’ had been out on exercise when they spotted the stricken bird….

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Defending food stocks one theory over Moray dolphin attack on porpoise

RESEARCHERS at The Sea Watch Foundation say they will investigate the cause of dolphin attacks on porpoises in the Moray Firth. The rare event was capture by photographers Jamie Muny and Alister Kemp near Chanonry Point. Now officials will look…

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Scottish Natural Heritage in running for award over Loch Leven success

ONE of Scotland’s best loved beauty spots is in the running for a major European award. Loch Leven, through Scottish Natural Heritage and its partners, has been nominated for a prestigious Natura 2000 award. The accolade is for work benefitting Loch…

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Scottish Government poised to ban plastic cotton buds

THE SCOTTISH Government is poised to ban plastic cotton buds. Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham said it would be a “clear sign” of their commitment to rid marine life of waste. And she drew praise from environmental groups for the move.

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Scotland is urged to act now to protect marine environment from disaster

SCOTLAND needs to act quickly to preserve the nation’s marine life, leading experts warned today. They say precious marine environment is at risk unless urgent measures are taken to fully protect it this year. WWF Scotland, the Hebridean Whale and…

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Charge for plastic straws and cups to end Scotland’s litter shame says Marine Conservation Society

THE Marine Conservation Society is calling on the Scottish Government to introduce a new levy on plastic drinking straws after shock new figures revealed a dramatic rise in litter across the nation’s beaches. They are also calling for charges to…

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Pine Island Glacier gives up its secrets as snowmobile mounted science team looks to predict rising sea levels

HIGH-resolution maps of the complex landscape beneath a major West Antarctic glacier could prove valuable for helping forecast global sea level rise, researchers led by Edinburgh University say. New radar surveys of the land beneath Pine Island Glacier, obtained by…

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Thurso based research study reveals that huge majority of north Atlantic seabirds may have ingested some form of plastic

NEW research by experts based in the Highlands has revealed that as many as three quarters of all seabirds living in the north Atlantic may have ingested some form of plastics. Data on 34 species carried out by a team…

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Surfers Against Sewage deposit return scheme petition hails Scotland for showing real bottle

CAMPAIGNERS Surfers Against Sewage have called on the UK government to follow Scotland’s lead and introduce a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. They presented a 38 Degrees petition a quarter of a million names strong to the Prime Minister…

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