Blogs and Podcasts

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

Potential impacts of offshore wind farms on gannets

27 January 2023

Dr Jude Lane, Conservation Scientist with the RSPB shares details of her research on the Bass Rock and experience of working on the island as avian flu devastated the colony.

Turning point: A Global Biodiversity Framework is agreed in Montreal

20 December 2022

Our CEO, Susan Davies reflects on what COP15 means for nature recovery.

Digital Holography and the behaviour of Plankton

20 December 2022

Plankton play a vital part in the ecology of our planet - they lie at the bottom of the worlds’ food chain and are sensitive indicators of the health of our oceans. Research is therefore vital to determine their distribution, population concentrations and environmental impact. Read our latest blog by Professor John Watson and Dr Thangavel Thevar, from the University of Aberdeen, on the importance of plankton and their novel method of imaging, identifying, and counting species through holography.

Autumn on Craigleith: Seal Pups

23 November 2022

Craigleith is one of a small chain of islands in the Firth of Forth just off the coast of North Berwick, one kilometre from the Scottish Seabird Centre. It is home to a rich variety of seabirds during the summer and it’s a particular hot spot for puffins. Towards the end of autumn and into winter, we witness the arrival of our breeding grey seal colony, who take up residence each year in Craigleith's grassy gully. Learn more about these wonderful marine mammals in this blog by Emily Burton, our Conservation Officer.