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ID#1113 LunarAt last it is that time of year again, the start of our bottlenose dolphin photo-ID season, which runs from May to September.  Each year I look forward to the first week of May when, weather permitting, we can get out on the water on our boat 'Rona' to search for and photograph dolphins.  This is all part of the monitoring for the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation.  It's great to be able to see which dolphins are around and which calves have…

We are currently seeking applications for two PhD projects that will build upon our current studies of offshore windfarms on marine mammal and seabird populations.

Funding for UK and EU students is in place for Project 1 (Further details here; closing date 21st April), and UK/EU students interested in Project 2 can apply for a MarCRF studentship (Further details here; closing date 28th April)

 

Opportunities for exceptionally qualified overseas students to undertake these projects could also become available through a parallel application for a…

The School of Biological Sciences has a long tradition of research projects relating to offshore energy developments. Early work included studies on the effects of the UK’s developing oil and gas industry on marine benthic communities and seabird populations. Recent research within the oil and gas sector has focused on the effects of seismic survey noise on marine mammals, and studies that have supported new developments in deep water habitats or which underpin future decommissioning plans. 

Over the last 10 years, however, there has been…

We're looking for a new member of the team to support our research on marine mammals and offshore wind farms. Please share with any friends that you think may be interested. Closing date Feb 2nd. Start date ASAP. https://www.abdnjobs.co.uk/ [Ref SBS011T]

ID#1143 Spirtle in JulyID#1143 Spirtle in SeptemberOur latest sighting of ID#1143 Spirtle, who live stranded and was re-floated in May, was encouraging as our photos show how much her skin has healed over the summer. The sunburn, dehydration and UV damage from the stranding can be seen in our first photo taken on the 14th July…


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