It’s bigger than you think!

photos & text by Will Brown With a new semester fast approaching comes a new cohort of eager master’s students. And what better way of encouraging us to make friends, and settle in to the new country we now call …

October 3, 2017 | EMMS


Marine Mammal Masters turned 10!

August was big celebration time for the Masters in Marine Mammal Science. Cohort number 10 finished their intense year at St Andrews with students submitting their dissertations followed by showing off their work to the rest of the department during …

October 3, 2017 | MMS


Short term bank worker required for field data collection

We are seeking an independent, hardworking individual to undertake up to 2 months of data collection on behalf of the EMFF funded Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) Project. This would be an ideal opportunity for an MSc or …

August 30, 2017 | EMMS


Surveying along the West Coast- part III

And here’s the Silurian trip account from Group 3 (Doris, Filippo, Ilias, Monica) Day 1 Our journey to the Isle of Mull included two ferry crossings and a lengthy, but scenic, road trip through the Highlands. We were able to …

June 16, 2017 | MMS


Surveying along the West Coast- part II

Here’s the second Silurian trip account, from Group 2 (Laura, Lauren, Devi, Alex and Naomi) – Written by Naomi Tuhuteru: Day one (25th May) We set off from St Andrews with a beautiful drive across the Highlands to the West …

June 13, 2017 | MMS


Surveying along the West Coast of Scotland

Each year our MSc students get to spend some time on the West Coast of Scotland to gain practical skills surveying for marine mammals. Three groups of students joined the team from the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin trust aboard their …

June 8, 2017 | MMS


May is for minke whale…

Almost a year ago our then MSc Marine Mammal Science students were treated to an impromptu necropsy of a minke whale that washed ashore almost at our door step in St Andrews….. below is what happened this year…This whale arrived …

May 18, 2017 | MMS


PhD Studentship

PhD Studentship at Aberdeen University advertised at this link: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=84673  

April 5, 2017 | EMMS


2 PhD studentships: seal spatial ecology and offshore structures

  See following link: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/lighthouse/blog/phd-studentships-available

March 22, 2017 | EMMS



Sharks, skates and rays in the offshore region and coastal zone of Scotland – shark tagging database developer

Announcement of Opportunity The MASTS Community Project SIORC announces a 3-month paid internship to overhaul a database on shark tagging data. The project is jointly funded by the MASTS Coastal Zone and Fisheries Fora. The internship is a unique opportunity …

November 8, 2016 | EMMS


Science in verse

One of our previous students Richard Cottrell  had his masters dissertation work published. His wife thought it was a bit impenetrable so she created this poem for his family. http://farcefacts.tumblr.com/

October 25, 2016 | EMMS


Spitfire DTP NERC studentship

NERC DTP SPITFIRE PhD project, entitled “Climate change and changes in zooplankton biomass in the North Atlantic” Please click to see to the studentship advert. Information for applicants on how to apply can be found at: http://noc.ac.uk/gsnocs/how-apply

October 24, 2016 | EMMS


Minke whale necropsy in the Eden estuary

“Balaenoptera acutorostrata? That sounds like hakuna matata!” After an incredible time sailing around the sunny Hebrides on the Silurian, the MSc Marine Mammal Science class was back in St Andrews and ready to get stuck into our research theses for …

June 8, 2016 | MMS


Surveying marine mammals on the Scottish West Coast

Each year our MSc MMS students get to spend several days aboard the HWDT‘s research vessel Silurian to learn visual and acoustic surveying techniques and contribute to the long-term data set that the HWDT has collated over the last 13+ …

June 8, 2016 | MMS