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Girl grabbed on the way to the ball

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dr Ruth Barnich, our Principal Taxonomist, has shared with us one of her findings from a current project, assessing benthic samples from the Southern North Sea near a gas gathering platform for our client, Gardline. Read More

Birds of Conservation Concern

Monday, June 20, 2016

Here at Thomson Ecology there are many bird enthusiasts. So many of us were very eager to read the recently published fourth review of the Birds of Conservation Concern (BOCC 4) (Eaton et al. 2015). The BOCC 4 assesses the population status of 244 bird species in the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Read More

Problematic microplastics

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Concern is growing about the impact that plastic rubbish in the marine environment is having on marine animals. It is widely accepted that marine animals mistake plastic for food and eat it, and plastic has been found in the stomachs of birds, marine mammals, turtles and fish, blocking their digestive tracts. Read More

Spot the flycatcher

Monday, May 23, 2016

The spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) is a late summer migrant to Britain, and one that has shown a precipitous decline over the last 30 years. The population is now only a sixth of what it once was.  Read More