25 08, 2017

How does a tidal turbine affect seal movements?

By | 2017-08-25T07:59:13+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We’re pleased to announce that our new paper has been published this week in the journal Aquatic Conservation. The study explored how the presence of a tidal turbine might affect the movement of harbour seals in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland by analysing tracking data from resident harbour seals, before, during and after the installation of the [...]

7 06, 2016

How tags help collision risk assessments

By | 2016-06-07T14:41:18+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An SNH and Marine Scotland commissioned report, conducted by our colleagues at SMRU, has used data from tagged seals to assess the potential for collisions with tidal turbines, using the Pentland Firth as an example. […]

7 09, 2015

PAPER: How Grey Seals use a Marine Park

By | 2015-09-07T03:55:45+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interesting new paper on grey seal habitat use from scientists at the University of La Rochelle, the University of Glasgow and our own colleagues at SMRU. The paper investigates the habitat selection of grey seals within the French national marine park in the Iroise Sea. […]

24 08, 2015

Elephant seals: ocean explorers of the future

By | 2015-08-24T10:26:25+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Did you know that an elephant seal holds the record for the deepest dive of any marine mammal? They are true deep divers and have been recorded at depths of OVER 2 KM – 2,388 m to be exact! […]