Sounds are omnipresent in the underwater environment and can be produced by natural (waves, weather, animals) and anthropogenic (shipping, construction) sources. International concern increasingly focusses on the potential negative effects of anthropogenic underwater noise on sensitive marine fauna.
SAMS researchers have been putting plastic pollution under the microscope following the creation of a microplastics research group. The impact of these man-made plastics on our marine environment has been high in the public consciousness over the past few years, with the BBC’s successful Blue Planet II series.
Delegates attending The Scotsman Life Science Conference 2017 : Accelerating Growth, driving Innovation, will be shown how innovation is transforming rural healthcare in the Highlands and Islands.
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