Our Collective Responsibility

By Sally Campbell Sir David Attenborough in closing the Programme “Extinction: The Facts” said with heartfelt conviction: “I do truly believe that together we can create a better future. I might not be here to see it. If we make the right decisions at this critical moment, we can safeguard the planet’s ecosystems, its extraordinary …

On Fish Farms by Mowi

The Reality of Salmon Farm Fish Escapes Marine Harvest, now renamed Mowi Some Data and some Thoughts! By Sally Campbell What is wrong with caged farmed salmon escaping into the wild? Surely this is a good thing? No more cruelty – they will help supplement the progressive loss of wild salmon populations and recreational fishermen …

Help needed with marine research

Marine research continues on Arran Arran’s No Take Zone (NTZ) and Marine Protected Area (MPA) have proven that, with the right protection, seabed habitats and biodiversity will recover. Research by the University of York, published earlier this year, showed a dramatic increase of lobsters, scallops and marine biodiversity within these reserves. The NTZ and MPA …

Chinstrap Penguins and Turtles: Two animals at risk due to climate change and human activities

By Sally Campbell The world’s oceans take up more than a quarter of the carbon humans are emitting into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, partially mitigating the greenhouse effect of that carbon. The Southern Ocean accounts for nearly 40 percent of this marine carbon absorption, even though it makes up only one-fifth of Earth’s ocean …

Citizen science helps to protect dolphins and whales in Scotland

Record numbers take part in citizen science to protect whales and dolphins off Scotland’s west coast By Morven Summers, 21 February 2020, published by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. Feature image shows a common dolphin in waters near the Summer Isles. Copyright to HWDT. Record numbers of volunteers took part in research expeditions organised …