Free talk - Flapper Skate in the Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura Marine Protected Area

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On Saturday 25th November 2018 we enjoyed a fascinating talk by Dr James Thorburn of St Andrews University who is leading a three-year research programme to monitor the critically endangered flapper skate (formerly known as common skate).  The Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura Marine Protected Area was specifically set up to protect these skate and Dr Thorburn spoke about what has so far been revealed by acoustic tagging and how this can help conserve these beautiful creatures. 

The talk was very well attended and was followed by tea and cakes. 


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The Sound of Jura is home to some of the most fascinating and diverse marine life in Scotland.  We seek to protect the Sound, the River Add and their local users from threats to the area’s wildlife and local sustainable economy.