One of Earth's most biodiverse habitats lies off the Scottish west coast – but climate change could wipe it out

Maerl beds are the coral reefs of the British Isles. But like their tropical counterparts, they're threatened by climate change.

Cornelia Simon-Nutbrown, PhD Candidate in Marine Conservation, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

climate-change uk-wildlife marine-biodiversity marine-ecosystems habitat-loss marine-life sealife

One of Earth's most biodiverse habitats lies off the Scottish coast – but climate change could wipe it out

Maerl beds are the coral reefs of the British Isles. But like their tropical counterparts, they're threatened by climate change.

Cornelia Simon-Nutbrown, PhD Candidate in Marine Conservation, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

climate-change uk-wildlife marine-biodiversity marine-ecosystems habitat-loss marine-life sealife

Plastic found lining UK seabird nests on a worrying scale

We found plastic waste in pellets seabirds regurgitated and lining the nests where they raise chicks.

Tom Ovenden, PhD Candidate - Forest Ecology, Resilience and Biodiversity Conservation, University of Stirling • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

 conservation  nests  uk-wildlife  litter  plastic-pollution  marine-plastic-litter  seabirds  marine-life

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