Islanders help rescue orca stranded on Orkney beach

Volunteers led the rescue effort to save the young 11ft-long stranded orca in Orkney.

Jan. 6, 2021 ~2 min

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Kelp found off Scotland dates back 16,000 years to last ice age

Experts from Heriot-Watt University's Orkney campus analysed the genetic composition of oarweed from 14 areas.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 27, 2020 ~3 min

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Belching in a good way: How livestock could learn from Orkney sheep

The sheep of North Ronaldsay could teach other livestock how to belch in a way less harmful to the climate.

By Emma Jane Kirby • bbcnews
Jan. 3, 2020 ~15 min

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Quadruple rainbow photographed in Orkney

The photographer who captured the image of the third and fourth arcs described the sight as "amazing".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 29, 2019 ~2 min


Deep sea habitats survey spots shipwreck

The ship is believed to be a cargo vessel sunk by a submarine during World War Two.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 11, 2019 ~1 min

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Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

By Hamish Mackay • bbcnews
June 19, 2019 ~8 min

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