During the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, SNH staff working along our shorelines and waterways provide an insight into the important and varied work they do. Jane Dodd, a marine operations officer based in Oban, wrote about her time helping James with his fieldwork on the Critically Endangered flapper skate (common skate complex) earlier this year.

It’s been a successful day – the tag data will allow us to check the status of flapper skate within the MPA, while the ultrasound and blood samples will help us learn more about the ecology of this little-understood species.

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Find the full blog post here: https://scotlandsnature.blog/2020/03/31/ycw2020-a-day-in-the-life-marine-operations-officer-jane-dodd/