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One woman whale show!

(Blog written by Jenny Hampson) To mark the end of orientation week on the Marine Mammal Science MSc, students met with the inspirational and charismatic cetacean scientist, Dr Asha de Vos. As a St Andrew’s alumni herself, Asha proved to …

December 7, 2018 | MMS


Master’s students at the School of Biology kick-started Orientation week with a visit to the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther. Following a short bus ride past the beautiful Scottish landscape, we were ushered in for a small introductory talk by …

September 18, 2018 | MMS

West Coast adventures: Silurian Group 2

After a short adventure through the breath-taking landscape of Skye, we arrived at Kyle of Lochalsh and received a warm welcome from the crew of the Silurian. We ate dinner and learned the safety procedures we would need for the …

August 16, 2018 | MMS

West coast adventures Group 1: Sunshine and Sightings Aboard the Silurian

Day 1 (May 27) Spirits were high as our team, the first of three groups to go out with the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust aboard their research vessel, Silurian, prepared to travel from St Andrews on the East coast …

June 7, 2018 | MMS

The Tale of a Whale

The British Natural History Museum’s exhibition “Whales: Beneath the Surface” opened 14 July, 2017 (and runs till end of February 2018).  Several of our teachers from the Sea Mammal Research Unit had been involved in consulting on the exhibition and …

January 9, 2018 | MMS