Deep-sea shark nursery found in Outer Hebrides coral reef
18 June 2013
Marine biologists from Heriot-Watt University have discovered a deep-sea shark spawning ground on Scotland’s only inshore coral reef.
The Heriot-Watt team discovered egg cases of the blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus, on the Mingulay Reef complex, a seascape of... read more
Mussels as big as size 9 shoes set to reveal their secrets
15 May 2013
A diving expedition off the north coast of Scotland is set to discover the secrets of mussels as big as size 9 shoes.
The scientific diving team from Heriot-Watt University’s School of Life Sciences is researching the habitat of the Horse mussel in Scapa Flow,... read more