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Trout of the Red River - a poetic perspective

Working alongside John W. Clarke from the English Department - John's work offers a new perspective on our Red River metal-tolerant trout:

Falmouth harbour 'at risk' algae is unique say Exeter scientists

Red algae growing in Cornwall's Fal Estuary is genetically unique, new research shows.

New study of the importance of small coastal streams for sea trout in southwest England

This southwest of England is characterized by many small coastal streams with a few larger river catchments. Nonetheless, despite their small size, many of these streams are home to genetically distinct populations of trout/sea trout. At a regional level, genetic structuring of contemporary trout populations in the region has been influenced by a combination of events, including the last Ice Age and also more recent human activities over the last millennium.

Tuna labels matter in Europe!

Watchout levels of tuna mislabelling across Europe and between different types of products or species vary... Read out new paper;

Sotelo CG, Velasco A, Perez-Martin RI, Kappel K, Schröder U, Verrez-Bagnis V, Jérôme M, Mendes R, Silva H, Mariani S, & Griffiths A. (2018) Tuna labels matter in Europe: Mislabelling rates in different tuna products. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0196641.

Chalk stream salmon of southern England are genetically unique

New research suggests that Atlantic salmon inhabiting the chalk streams of southern England are genetically distinct from salmon elsewhere in Europe.


SALSEA genetic database of Atlantic salmon released

Gilbey et al. (in press) A microsatellite baseline for genetic stock identification of European Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). ICES Journal of Marine Science

Soft coral species exhibit strikingly different patterns of connectivity around the British Isles

Has the evolution of marine creatures been shaped by barriers to connectivity, as observed in many terrestrial species?

South West experts unite to fight deadly frog-killing fungus

Scientists at the region’s leading zoological charity have joined forces with researchers at the University of Exeter to develop a ground-breaking test for a disease that’s sweeping through the natural world.

See: Brixham News article for more details...


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