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Posted: 28 November 2014
Alice Jones and Lavinia Suberg recording Balearic shearwaters and harbour porpoises from the Land’s End peninsula in SW England A series of new scientific papers by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have highlighted the importance of southwest UK waters for endangered and threatened marine life,...
Posted: 24 November 2014
National Oceanography Centre The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is to play a leading role in the largest marine science project that the European Commission has ever funded. The €20 million AtlantOS project, due to...
Posted: 21 November 2014
Map of sampled areas Thousands of sea water samples are being collected by research vessels around the British Isles as part of an 18 month study of how much carbon dioxide is taken up (and released) in UK waters...
Posted: 17 November 2014
Engineers carrying out tide gauge repairs Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have been repairing and upgrading key instruments of the UK’s coastal flood warning system ahead of the winter, after winning a new contract...
Posted: 6 November 2014
A blobfish hiding behind an asphalt mound More than two thousand mounds of asphalt harbouring a wealth of deep-water creatures have been discovered up to two kilometres deep, off the coast of Angola. In a study published in the journal...
Posted: 4 November 2014
Waveglider and C-Enduro in Plymouth Harbour Three marine ‘robot’ vehicles have been launched from Plymouth today to undertake a fish tracking mission in and around new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The aim is to learn how fish use these...