Loch Carron's flame shell beds dredged

Large flame shell beds are considered rare as they support nursery habitats for young crustaceans, fish and scallops. They have been intensively dredged on two occasions in Loch Carron, west coast of Scotland. Although the scallop dredging was completely legal, local divers have photographed the devastated inshore sea bed. Lessons need to be learnt as we...
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Loch Carrons flame shell beds dredged Large flame shell beds are considered

Rare Loch Carron flame shell reef 'devastated' by scallop dredger - BBC News

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About 97% of the Earth's water is in the ocean! According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are over 332,519,000 cubic miles of water on the planet. Of this vast volume of water, the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's National Geophysical Data Centre estimates that 321,003,271 cubic miles is in the ocean. That's enough water to fill about 352,670,000,000,000,000,000...
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As our MPA expert Jean-Luc Solandt says on the subject - "Simply speaking - if you don't adequately fund and employ staff to manage your MPAs on a day to day basis - they fail. Save & fund NE and the IFCAs or we'll fail - big time. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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If you're going to be tucking into fish and chips later - it being a Friday and all - are you absolutely sure you know what you're eating? Well, according to DNA tests, fish & chip customers are 5 times more likely to be sold the wrong species in chippies which are not certified as selling sustainable fish. Regular testing for the MSC - Marine Stewardship Council, which certifies sustainably...
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Odd fish: Could you tell if you’re getting genuine cod with your chips?

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Excellent news! Native oysters head back to the Solent - with a bit of help from Blue Marine Foundation! Once the biggest oyster fishery in Europe - 450 boats, 700 plus fishermen were employed there taking up to 15 million oysters every single year - the fishery was decimated as a result of over exploitation, pests, disease, pollution, harsh winters and invasive species like the American...
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Millions of native oysters to be returned to the Solent

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"We need to seriously consider how to drastically reduce the amount of plastic we use." one of our pollution experts, Dr Sue Kinsey, has told the Independent today after a new study suggests hundreds of billions of pieces of plastic are floating in the once-pristine Arctic. Researchers have estimated some figures based on their plastic trawling work - they're shocking. The total load of...
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The shocking levels of plastic now found in the once-pristine Arctic Ocean

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Check out our perspective on how Brexit could affect UK marine protected areas (MPA’s)

At a recent Brexit workshop in York, MCS was asked to attend and present the case for EU MPA’s. Jean-Luc Solandt, our Principal Specialist attended and helped contribute to the resulting newsletter article, answering the big questions relating to Brexit and MPA’s.

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Our Head of Turtles, Peter Richardson, is back out in the Turks and Caicos Islnds, continuing his amazing work tagging turtles to discover more about their movements & using that info to help better protect them. The latest tagged pair are Gerald & Shelby, sponsored by Princess Yachts International, Here's Dr Richardson releasing Shelby back to start the tracking process. You can follow all...
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And you can find heaps of Beaches at . Water quality, sustainable seafood outlets, lifeguarding etc. If you're going to the beach, click on the Good Beach Guide.
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Now Friday's are often linked with a fish dish and never more so than on a Good Friday. But we all know choosing sustainable fish is a tricky business, so we've made it easy for you! Head to our Good Fish Guide & click on the Fish of the Month tab. There you'll find heaps of fish dishes - fab recipes from a host of celebrity cooks like Tom Aitkens, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Tom Kitchin &...
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Mussel, mussels (Farmed) - Fish of the month | Marine Conservation Society

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The 2016 Biosphere Expeditions Maldives Report is out & the results are shocking, with severe bleaching, Crown-of-Thorn infestation & overfishing threatening the reefs. Our Jean-Luc Solandt was the Reef Check consultant on the expedition & says: "Having learned marine ecology at a pristine northern Great Barrier Reef in 1992, I’m personally devastated by the effect of climate on coral reefs...
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The 2016 Biosphere Expeditions Maldives Report is out the results are shocking
100,000 people now like this page! It's a fantastic milestone which we reached yesterday. Thanks for all your continued likes, shares and comments!
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Here's a thing - hundreds of starfish on Rosemarkie beach on the Black Isle, north of Inverness, Spotted by Debbie Mackay. Last year similar strandings around the UK were put down to stormy weather, particularly after 'Angus'. Do let us know if you spot anything unusual if you're down on the beach this Easter.
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The 20 best views in the UK have been revealed and not surprisingly there's a few coastal panoramas in there! St Ives Bay in Cornwall pitches in at 4, the Giant's Causeway makes it to 9, the natural limestone arch at Durdle Door in Dorset is at 15, Bamburgh Castle from the coast - 17, the chalk cliffs at Seven Sisters is 18 and Bournemouth pier & beach is the final coastal offering at 19. All...
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We don't need no pink crustaceans!
A newly discovered shrimp species has been named after Pink Floyd by the prog rock-loving scientists who discovered it!
The synalpheus pinkfloydi uses its large pink claw to create a noise so loud it can kill small fish. Sammy De Grave, head of research at Oxford University Museum of National History, has previously named a shrimp after Rolling Stones front...
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We dont need no pink crustaceans A newly discovered shrimp species has

New shrimp species named after Pink Floyd - BBC News

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The Tide has turned!
A Parliamentary motion in Scotland on a Deposit Return System (DRS) has gained the backing of a majority of 65 MSPs. A huge thank you to all of our supporters, Sea Champions and volunteers who took part in making this happen. We were overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm from our campaign, that saw our supporters write to local MSPs.

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Just one day left to have your say on designating new bathing waters! Basically, if your local beach is a designated bathing water it'll be tested during the bathing season (May-Sept). This monitoring helps i.d. any sources of pollution & the beach benefits from tighter regs to protect the water quality. There's 8 beaches in Cornwall - Boobys/Godrevy/Gwynver/Mexico Towan/Northcott Mouth/S...
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Good to see a National Litter Strategy for England published today. It mirrors a lot of the work we have been doing including educating the younger generations on the impacts of litter on our marine wildlife and habitats, national clean up initiatives like Beachwatch & the the Great British Beach Clean as well as looking at incentives for recycling such as Deposit Return Systems. We were on...
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New litter strategy could see fly-tippers given community service

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