20 Feb 2017

SEALS of BROUGH BAY & the PENTLAND FIRTH

Illustrated talk
THE SEALS OF BROUGH BAY & THE PENTLAND FIRTH

A team from the Seal Mammal Research unit at the University of St Andrews have been tagging seals from Brough Bay and following their movements through the Pentland Firth.  This is part of an investigation in to the seal population of the North Coast in relation to the MeyGen tidal turbine deployment in the Firth.

Joe Onoufriou, one of  the research team will give a talk about their work after the Brough Bay Association's AGM on the Monday 6th March in Britannia Hall Dunnet.   The talk will focus on what the seals have been up to for the past 3 months and an overview of their behaviour in and around the Pentland Firth.   Tagged seals have been seen on the slipway at Brough Harbour.

The talk will be about 7;45pm Monday 6th March at Britannia Hall Dunnet
(After the BBA AGM which starts at 7;00 pm



A Tagged seal lying on the slipway at Brough Harbour.  photo David Glass


2 Feb 2017

Interesting Breccia found in Brough Bay.


Students from Aberdeen University had a visit Brough Bay in 2016 lead by 
Professor John Parnell.

One of their many finds was this piece of rock, (breccia) from the fault zone in Brough Bay, showing mineralization by lead (galena, lead sulphide, looks shiny grey) and zinc (sphalerite, zinc sulphide, looks reddish brown).


Thanks to John Parnell for sending us the picture.