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Historic whaling in Scottish waters and use of data for future protection - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Historic whaling in Scottish waters and use of data for future protection

The scale/nature of whaling uncovered in the recently published paper in Aquatic Conservation on Historical occurrence of whales in Scottish Waters paints a bleaker picture of what was understood, though points to some signs of recovery & mitigation required for future protection.  Findings show that whaling off Scottish waters had a devastating impact on the […]

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Bigger is better, new COMPASS research shows that bigger sea trout smolts have higher survival!’ - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Bigger is better, new COMPASS research shows that bigger sea trout smolts have higher survival!’

Effective management of anadromous Salmo trutta is challenging because long-term data on life history, phenology & survival are sparse & most stocks across the range are highly diverse & data-limited.  A recently paper published in the Journal Fish Biology looks at in-river behaviour and freshwater return rates of sea trout from two coastal river populations […]

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COMPASS network of buoys expands to the Clyde Sea, Western Scotland - COMPASS Project Blog Article

COMPASS network of buoys expands to the Clyde Sea, Western Scotland

A new metocean buoy was deployed by Marine Scotland Science as part of the COMPASS network of buoys in Scottish waters on 21 April 2022.  The buoy was deployed off the NLV Pole Star, a vessel operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board.  It was positioned (55° 24.900’ N 005° 11.700’ W) within the South of […]

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Tagging and track Salmon and Sea trout – video links - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Tagging and track Salmon and Sea trout – video links

Inland Fisheries Ireland, has produced two excellent videos, one on the Acoustic Receivers deployment and one on smolt tracking which demonstrates the funded work undertaken by the salmonid team on COMPASS. The Smolt tagging in NE Ireland 2019 – YouTube video demonstrates smolt tracking on the Castletown River in Ireland with the support of Dundalk […]

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COMPASS data – project models, Story maps and more … - COMPASS Project Blog Article

COMPASS data – project models, Story maps and more …

Unique among the three Interreg Va Marine Protected Areas projects, COMPASS has a dedicated work package on Data Management. One of the key goals of this work package was to provide a platform on the Web to allow general users to access the data collected from the network of monitoring buoys deployed by the partners. […]

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Meet the COMPASS Scientists – Susanna Quer on the quest to understand marine mammals presence in North Altantic - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Meet the COMPASS Scientists – Susanna Quer on the quest to understand marine mammals presence in North Altantic

The collection of underwater sound data within COMPASS continues into 2021. COMPASS researcher Susanna Quer, who has recently joined Marine Scotland Science and the COMPASS project as it embarks on its last year, has come back from the November survey on board Marine Research Vessel (MRV) Scotia, during which the COMPASS scientific moorings in the […]

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