Blogs and Podcasts

Dive in and explore our latest wildlife and conservation blogs and podcasts.

It’s Citizen Science, not Rocket Science!

9 August 2023

Research requires a whole lot of data, which is why scientists need your help to collect information on wildlife and habitats. We call this "citizen science", and there are a huge range of projects to choose from. Wherever you live and whatever your interests, there will certainly be a way for you to help monitor those species and habitats so that we can better understand and protect them. To find out more about citizen science and the variety of projects to get involved in, read this blog by conservation assistant Emma Marriott.

Sea Scotland Conference 2023

7 August 2023

Visitor Experience Assistant, Valle, recounts her time at the Sea Scotland Conference 2023, at the Climate Change Institute, Edinburgh. The attendees discussed and explored the relationships between society and environment, and land and sea, with some fascinating insights and conclusions.

What's so Great about Sandeels?

5 August 2023

The Scottish Government are proposing to close sandeel fisheries throughout all Scottish waters... but what IS a sandeel and why is everyone talking about them? Read this blog by Conservation Assistant Emma Marriott to discover some interesting facts and figures relating to sandeels and their importance to marine ecosystems in Scotland.


28 July 2023

To mark the beginning of Sea Watch's National Whale and Dolphin Watch (running from 29th July to 6th August) we have a guest blog from Chiara Giulia Bertulli at Sea Watch Foundation detailing how to get involved and take part in your own cetacean spotting session. All you need is safe access to the coast, patience, a lot of enthusiasm, binoculars, a copy of the Seawatch recording forms and a cetacean identification guide. All of this, and more, is explained in the blog.