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Call to help save rare skate

Skate can be identified by examining the distinctive spot patterns on their backs and studying their movements
Skate can be identified by examining the distinctive spot patterns on their backs and studying their movements
Call to help save rare skate

Scientists are calling on Scotland’s anglers to help save one of the largest and rarest creatures in British waters. The common or flapper skate can grow more than 2m in length and weigh more than 90kg but despite its name, the fish is classified as critically endangered - making it more at risk of extinction than the giant panda.

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Representatives of IBioIC, SAMS, SAIC, HIE and Zero Waste Scotland helped to organise the meeting on Exploring Opportunities in Blue Biotech and Aquaculture

Wed, Nov 14, '18

Discovering the wonders of algae

Top UK innovation companies join academics at SAMS conference

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A polyester fibre extracted from a brittle star sampled from 1976

Tue, Oct 23, '18

Historic microplastics problem revealed

Time-travelling deep sea scientists discover decades of pollution

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Dr Hannah Grist has been shortlisted for the David Robertson Adult Award for recording marine and coastal wildlife

Wed, Oct 17, '18

Coastal detective up for biology prize

Capturing Our Coast scientist shortlisted for UK award

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