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SAMS AGM

7 Dec 2018 at 15:15 @ SAMS William Speirs Bruce lecture room: All members of SAMS are invited to the annual general meeting

Annual Newth Lecture

7 Dec: Blue Future - how new technology is going to change our relationship with the global ocean' by Stephen Hall, Society for Underwater Technology

Latest news


The Arctic is undergoing profound environmental change from warming surface and ocean temperatures

Thu, Nov 29, '18

Committee calls for greater Arctic funding

Arctic exploitation at odds with climate change commitments

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Skate can be identified by examining the distinctive spot patterns on their backs and studying their movements

Mon, Nov 19, '18

Call to help protect rare skate species

Scotland’s anglers urged to help save critically endangered fish

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Representatives of IBioIC, SAMS, SAIC, HIE and Zero Waste Scotland helped to organise the meeting on Exploring Opportunities in Blue Biotech and Aquaculture

Wed, Nov 14, '18

Discovering the wonders of algae

Top UK innovation companies join academics at SAMS conference

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A polyester fibre extracted from a brittle star sampled from 1976

Tue, Oct 23, '18

Historic microplastics problem revealed

Time-travelling deep sea scientists discover decades of pollution

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Latest papers


Wintertime fjord-shelf interaction and ice sheet melting in southeast Greenland
Authors:

Fraser NJ, Inall ME, Magaldi MG, Haine TWN and Jones SC

JGR: Oceans
12, 4, 2018
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Diet uncertainty analysis strengthens model-derived indicators of food web structure and function.
Authors:

Jacob W. Bentley, David Hines, Stuart Borrett, Natalia Serpetti, Clive Fox, David G. Reid, Johanna J. Heymans

Ecological Indicators, 98
11, 12, 2018
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Pan-Arctic diel vertical migration during the polar night
Authors:

Hobbs LJ, Cottier FR, Last FS, Berge J

Marine Ecology Progress Series
10, 24, 2018
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