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The 2019 Silurian Blogs – Group 1

Our journey aboard the Silurian [the research vessel of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust] began at 6pm on Monday 27th May. We were introduced to the crew on the boat over a cup of tea and biscuits. The crew …

June 18, 2019 | MMS

Study at St Andrews (or Antarctica, or many places inbetween)

Winter is still in full swing in Scotland, yet the days are getting noticeably longer and brighter. Students are back in class for the second semester after a nice long inter-semester break over Christmas and New Year’s. Now, depending on …

February 7, 2019 | MEM

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