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Nature Scot (SNH’s) publication of our 2016 survey

Sea Change collaborated with the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation and SubSea.tv to undergo a survey in 2016. The report on our Sea Change-SCFF-SubSea.TV survey is now completed and was published on Monday the 3rd of June 2019. Below is an extract referring to our part. (What the report does not flag up which interests us, is that our survey discovered an new-ish maerl bed

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An Underwater Ecosystem & Flowers of the Sea Forest

To view the stunningly beautiful world beneath the waves as shown in the film below enter the password sea cucumber (music not yet cleared) The film shares the findings from Sea Change’s June 2018 Sea bed survey working with SCFF, SubSea.tv and many many others, as the story shows) John McIntyre found a wonderful quote from 1376 complaining about chains

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Sea Change Sea Search Surveys 2017

The beautiful miniature dragon-like creature Placida Dentrica which is a sea slug is just a glimpse of the extraordinary creatures in Wester Ross Marine Protected Area which Sea Change has set out to document. It is rare for anyone but divers to see all the fantastic and bizarre life beneath the waves so our aim is to share this

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Ring of Bright Seaweed – Sept 2018

The Kelp and seaweed habitat which rings Tanera and The Summer Isles was photographed as part of the Seasearch & Sea Change September Survey 2018 (exquisite photographs of this habitat are courtesy of Rob Spray who dived as part of the 2018 team to re-survey Frances Dipper’s  Sublittoral survey of habitats and species around the Summer Isles: Ross and Cromarty (1981) and do a

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Tanera & The Summer Isles survey by Seasearch & Sea Change 2018

Happy Birthday Seasearch! 2018 is a special anniversary year for volunteer survey divers. Seasearch is celebrating its 30th anniversary which coincides with the Inverness Sub Aqua Club’s 50th anniversary. So 2018 is quite some year. Sea Change’s mission is to survey and protect the Wester Ross Marine Protected Area,  now just a couple of years old, so what could be better than celebrating these anniversaries with a

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An Underwater Eden – June 2018

Glimpse the stunningly beautiful underwater world beneath the waves in Wester Ross Marine Protected Area and see a small selection of marine scientist, Graham Saunder’s photos below.  These were taken around the Summer Isles Archipelago during a Sea Change, SubSeaTV, SCFF (Keltic Seafare) Survey dive week (June 2-9th 2018). More films and photos showing the extraordinary footage are

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Happy Birthday Wester Ross Marine Protected Area (Film three)

Celebrating and Safeguarding the Future of Our MPA The third in a series of three ‘Happy Birthday’ films dives deeper into the process of discovery within the Wester Ross MPA articulating our desire to preserve the MPA’s ‘umbrella effect’ as outlined in the two previous films. We explore highlights of the MPA, discovering some still intact and unrecorded maerl

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Seasearch & Dives of Discovery in the Summer Isles Archipelago (2017)

On March 23rd 2017, Wester Ross Marine Protected Area will have it’s first birthday!  The network of MPAs are an historic turning point in Scotland – representing hope for our fragile blue planet, at least in this small corner of the world. Yet our ocean ecosystem is still under threat and the question Sea Change grapples with is

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