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Marking 40 years of the Sea Mammal Research Unit

The world famous Sea Mammal Research Unit has issued a special collection of research papers to mark its 40th anniversary.

6 September 2019University news

Oxytocin linked to growth in seal pups

Grey seal pups with naturally high oxytocin levels gain more mass before weaning, without increasing the amount they are fed.

4 September 2019Research

St Andrews professors honoured

Three University professors are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

7 June 2019Awards

Understanding the rich social lives of animals benefits international conservation efforts

International researchers argue that animals’ cultural knowledge should be considered when planning international conservation efforts.

26 February 2019Research

Picky dolphins are choosy about their friends

Dolphins are picky about who they are friends with and shun rival groups, new SMRU research has found.

18 December 2018Research

Banned toxins passed from mother to young in European dolphins

Dolphins in the northern Adriatic contain high levels of toxic chemicals and are passing them to their young.

10 December 2018Research

Whales use the sonic equivalent of a flashlight to focus in on prey

A new study reveals that whales, dolphins and porpoises use narrow beams of high intensity sound to echolocate prey.

15 November 2018Research

New research to predict how global sea levels will rise

Major research grant will study Antarctic glacier.

30 April 2018Research

Navy efforts to protect whales have limited effect

Whales remain at risk from sonar sounds

16 November 2017Research

New book reveals the fascinating life of whales

Insights into the sea mammals published by Natural History Museum

21 July 2017Research