A major part of our on-going research is looking in to the reasons behind the decline in harbour seal populations. Come and see what we have been doing  in our new blog about work carried out on the Harbour Seal Decline Project.

Every year staff from the Sea Mammal Reserach Unit and St Andrews students in polar ecology undertake an expedition exploring the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. This fascinating and very different educational experience is captured in the St Andrews Anatactic Expeditions blog.

For several years fieldwork was carried out on the seals living on the remote island of Rona, carrying out photo identification of individuals and many other exciting experiments. The Seals on Rona blog describes the work carried out.