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ARC Marine Tank Tuesdays 6 Spider Crab

Tank Tuesdays 6

May 21, 2019

Common Spider Crab (Maja brachydactyla) Today’s article puts the spotlight on the European spider crab Maja brachydactyla. Our resident spider crab moulted recently so we thought it would be interesting to have a look at this process. We also wanted to describe a little about its status as a fishery species around the UK, even…

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Funding Boost For Marine Eco-Engineering Company

May 8, 2019

ARC Marine has received a Rapid Innovation Grant from Marine-i to help it move to the next stage of its project to develop a system for building accelerated natural reef growth structures. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed to help the marine tech sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly…

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ARC Marine Tank Tuesdays 5 king scallop

Tank Tuesdays 5

March 1, 2019

King Scallop (Pecten maximus) The king scallop (Pecten maximus) is a common species found frequently around the United Kingdom and Ireland (as well as in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean) and is of great commercial importance to the fishing industry. P.maximus is a bivalve mollusc meaning it is made up of two valves with its organs contained…

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Tank Tuesdays 4

February 27, 2019

Tompot Blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) Today’s article is dedicated to a long-time member of the ARC Marine family, our  Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine), who we recently had to say goodbye to. During his time here, he gained a reputation of being a bit of a bully as he has shown to be aggressive to a few of his…

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COAST Laboratory Testing: Round 2

February 26, 2019

Recently, ARC Marine have had the opportunity to carry out scaled down testing at the University of Plymouth Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) Laboratory, under the Marine-I project, which is European Regional Development Funding (ERDF). Back in May 2018, ARC Marine carried out an initial round of testing in the COAST laboratory, using the…

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Tank Tuesdays 3

February 5, 2019

The Ballan Wrasse (Labrus bergylta) Last week we released a Ballan Wrasse, Labrus bergylta, that had been a resident in our largest marine tank at our testing facility in Brixham, Devon, back in to the local waters where it was caught. This individual was very sociable and would often come to the front of the glass…

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ARC Marine LTD Receives European ERDF Funding Through Marine-I

January 3, 2019

ARC Marine LTD received funding from the MCF Project Funded from the ERDF as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 ARC Marine LTD received a grant from the Marine Challenge Fund which is accessed by the Marine-I programme as part of the ERDF’s European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme…

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Tank Tuesdays 2

December 11, 2018

The Snakelocks Anemone With serpentine tentacles like Medusa’s weave* it’s easy to see how the snakelocks anemone Anemonia viridis got it’s name. Like a gorgonian perm this cnidarian** wafts its tentacles about to catch pieces of food, passing them back to it’s body to digest. This is exactly what our anemone here at ARC Marine’s…

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ARC Marine Tank Tuesdays: The New Crayfish Nursery

November 20, 2018

ARC Marine’s crayfish larvae get a new home Today marks the inaugural release of our crayfish larvae in to their new home, in our lab at Brixham! Six weeks ago, we tickled the crayfish babies from their mother’s abdomen in to a small netted holding tank. Now they’re getting an upgrade and we’ve dedicated a…

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ARC Marine Bio Blocks Deployment University of Plymouth Marine Services

ARC Marine Constructs and Deploys 5 Intertidal BIO Blocks for the University of Plymouth

August 6, 2018

In collaboration with the University of Plymouth, ARC Marine has constructed and deployed 5 intertidal BIO Blocks between the National Marine Aquarium and the University’s Marine Station within Plymouth Harbour. The BIO Blocks are 1m x 1m solid concrete cubes with various holes and depressions formed into the cube itself to replicate a rocky intertidal…

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