Tag Archive for 'Marine Biological Association'

Novel use of sonar to study wildlife interaction with wave & tidal energy devices

July 13th, 2012 by National Oceanography Centre

UK scientists will measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of devices that harness tide and wave energy using sonar technology that has, for the first time, been successfully deployed on the seabed. Renewable energy from tidal currents can be generated using turbines in the tidal flow, and wave energy can be captured […]

Globalisation increasing number of new species arriving in British Isles

July 11th, 2012 by Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A report, ‘Non-Native Species in Great Britain: establishment, detection and reporting to inform effective decision making’, has found that there has been a dramatic increase over time in the number of non-native species arriving in Britain. In the six decades from 1950 over 600 non-native species have arrived in Britain. Invasive non-native species are considered […]

Fisherman’s black tie reveals new species record for Guernsey waters

May 10th, 2011 by Richard Lord

In February 2011 Dr Waltraud Klepal, an electron microscopist in the Department of Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research at the University of Vienna, working in areas of interest to medical and biomedical researchers, sent an email requesting barnacle specimens.  The email found its way to Guernsey and was forwarded to Guernsey commercial crab and lobster […]