Is marine animal entanglement in Scottish waters really a problem?

As I work my way around the coast interviewing fishermen about their experiences, knowledge and perceptions of marine animal entanglements, some have questioned just how big a problem this might…

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A minke and a great multi-organisational team effort

Marine animal stranding and entanglement rescue and recovery attempts often require a team effort, bringing together lots of different individuals and organisations to share their resources and expertise. Last week members of…

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Encountering a whale entanglement – a Fisherman’s story

This blog was written by a creel fisherman operating off the west coast of Scotland and details a whale he was involved in disentangling several years ago. It is a…

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Adventures of a veterinary pathologist

This blog was written by SEA partner Dr Andrew Brownlow, veterinary pathologist with the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS). A wee tale about how, sometimes, it’s good to have…

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Minke whale entanglement – an update from the field

This blog is written by Stephen Marsh who is the Operations Manager with BDMLR, one of the six SEA partners. On Tuesday 10th July, crew on the wildlife trip boat run…

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Courses, conferences and call-outs

Friday 13th July 2018 It’s been another busy couple of weeks for the Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) partners. On Monday 9th July the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) ran…

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SEA hits the road

Sunday 1st July 2018 Ellie MacLennan, SEA project co-ordinator It’s been a busy but very rewarding couple of weeks for me as the SEA project officer, out and about meeting…

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Who are the Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) collaborators?

Nine individuals from six industry, research and conservation organisations make up the Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) team. All bring unique expertise to the table and will contribute in a variety…

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Introducing the Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA)

1st June 2018 Today sees the launch of a new research programme to better understand marine animal entanglements in Scottish waters. The first of its kind in Europe, the Scottish…

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