The Scottish Oceans Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute studying the marine environment which forms a key focus for research excellence in marine-related science. Our research interests range from the deep oceans to the coasts, and from the people who use and interact with the sea, to the biological and physical processes that make the oceans function.

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  • Lack of behavioural responses of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) indicate limited effectiveness of sonar mitigation 

    Wensveen, Paul J.; Kvadsheim, Petter H.; Lam, Frans-Peter A.; von Benda-Beckmann, Alexander M.; Sivle, Lise D.; Visser, Fleur; Curé, Charlotte; Tyack, Peter L.; Miller, Patrick J. O. (2017-11-15) - Journal article
    Exposure to underwater sound can cause permanent hearing loss and other physiological effects in marine animals. To reduce this risk, naval sonars are sometimes gradually increased in intensity at the start of transmission ...
  • Sex differences in confidence influence patterns of conformity 

    Cross, Catharine P.; Brown, Gillian R.; Morgan, Thomas J. H.; Laland, Kevin N. (2017-11) - Journal article
    Lack of confidence in one's own ability can increase the likelihood of relying on social information. Sex differences in confidence have been extensively investigated in cognitive tasks, but implications for conformity ...
  • Effects of temperature and salinity on four species of northeastern Atlantic scyphistomae (Cnidaria Scyphozoa) 

    Widmer, Chad L.; Fox, Clive J.; Brierley, Andrew S. (2016-11-09) - Journal article
    Laboratory incubation experiments were conducted to examine the effects of different temperatures (4, 9, 14, 19, 23°C) and salinities (21, 27, 34) on survival and asexual reproduction of scyphistomae of Cyanea capillata, ...
  • Learning from loss : eroding coastal heritage in Scotland 

    Graham Allsop, Elinor Louise; Dawson, Thomas Christopher; Hambly, Joanna (2017-11-09) - Journal article
    Heritage sites are constantly changing due to natural processes, and this change can happen fastest at the coast. Much legislation has been enacted to protect sites of historic interest, but these do not protect sites from ...
  • Vortex scaling ranges in two-dimensional turbulence 

    Burgess, B. H.; Dritschel, D. G.; Scott, R. K. (2017-11) - Journal article
    We survey the role of coherent vortices in two-dimensional turbulence, including formation mechanisms, implications for classical similarity and inertial range theories, and characteristics of the vortex populations. We ...

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