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Buckland Lecture : Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Buckland Lecture : Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

06 November 2019 4:11 - 06 November 2019

The Buckland Foundation and the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews present the 2019 Buckland Lecture:

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: superfish of the oceans

Dr Lucy Hawkes: University of Exeter

2019 Buckland Professor

Tuna is a very famous species for its economic value and place in the world fisheries, but very few people are aware of the amazing physical and physiological features that enable it to migrate over thousands of km, to reach speeds in excess of 60 km/h, and to feed and grow at a rate that allows it to reach nearly three meters long. Bluefin tuna were once common around the UK, but disappeared in the 1950s: they have recently begun to reappear off our shores much to the delight of wildlife observers and fishers.

The talk will focus on the biology and ecology of tuna in the context of its historical significance in the UK, as well as new research using the latest electronic and DNA technology to understand more about this amazing fish.


Gatty Building : University of St Andrews

16.45 : WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6TH All Welcome

Boats, Fish and Folk: 50 years of Scottish fishing

To celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary, we focus on the last 50 years of the fishing industry charting the changes to the fleets, the harbours, the livelihoods and the lives of those who work to put fish on our tables.

Merchant's Room : SFM @ 50

Merchant's Room : SFM @ 50

05 November 2019

As part of a series of events and exhibitions designed to celebrate the Museum’s anniversary year we are holding an exhibition of the Museum’s development over the last 50 years

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