Other Aberdeenshire events

Marine Mayhem

Ground level venue with step-free access. Toilets (including disabled) located on this level.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open 6:45pm
Event 7pm - 9:30pm
Newburgh Inn, Main Street, Newburgh,
Aberdeenshire AB41 6BP
When we think about environmental concerns, the ocean is often "out of sight, out of mind". In fact, it faces a number of challenges. Sneaky invasive species creep along our shores. Deafening underwater noise echoes out from human activities. Even well-meaning tourists can accidentally impact the species and habitats they yearn to experience. 

Join researchers from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) for an evening of ocean adventures as we explore some of current marine challenges and learn what we can do to turn the tide on marine impacts.

SOS Puffin

Dr Helen Anderson (Lecturer in Ecology, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC))
Puffins are arguably everyone's favourite seabird. But at one of the UK's largest puffin colonies numbers plummeted from over 10,000 to less than 1000 in a few short years. The reason - a giant invasive plant called tree mallow. Find out how tree mallow stopped these charismatic seabirds from breeding. Learn how researchers and the Scottish Seabird Centre mustered an army of volunteers to bring puffins back home.

Assessing Sustainability of Seal Tourism in the Ythan Estuary

Claire Stainfield (PhD Researcher, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC))
Management between recreation and biodiversity has multiple approaches to try to achieve a protection framework to maintain human benefits, maximise ecosystem protection and minimize environmental impacts. I plan to expand the ecological knowledge of the seal population, explore modern social opinions and land-use, and determine the infrastructure in place for seal tourism. The overarching goal is to combine ecology with social science to help make a robust assessment of land-use and explore the association between seals and humans in relation to sustainability for seal tourism in the area.

Commotion in the Ocean

Dr Sarah Marley (Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC))
Everyone pictures the ocean as clear waters, colourful fish, and a place of relaxation. But the truth is, the marine environment is a dark and murky place. As a result, the animals who live there have evolved to rely on sound - rather than vision - to explore the world around them. From singing whales to trumpeting fish to creaking lobsters, the underwater world is full of sound. Researchers are using underwater microphones to eavesdrop on this aquatic orchestra and learn more about the animals lurking beneath the waves. But we've discovered a problem... Man-made noise pollution is changing the soundscape of our ocean. Join us to learn more about this commotion in the ocean and what we can potentially do to help silence our seas.
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