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Dolphin porpoising in river Tay

Dolphins off Scottish coast

Bottlenose dolphins have been seen in the Tay Estuary area and off the Fife coast by a surveying team from the University of St Andrews.

Grey seal pup lying on its side

SMRU monitors seal breeding

SMRU has developed a new method to better record breeding histories of seals, allowing for improved fecundity calculations.

Forty years of SMRU

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

Oxytocin link to seal growth

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


Animal cultures

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