St Andrews Science Discovery Day 2017

  • Monica Arso Civil (Participant)
  • Kershaw, J. L. (Participant)
  • Clair Hilary Marie Evers (Participant)
  • Nadya Carolina Ramirez Martinez (Participant)
  • Mendo Aguilar, T. C. (Participant)
  • Whyte, K. F. (Participant)
  • Kaitlin Palmer (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a public festival/exhibition/event


SMRU had two activities on that day, titled as ‘Who are you and what have you been eating?’. One activity focused on the use of photo-identification to study populations of marine mammals. We had an explanatory poster on how and why we identify individuals of cetacean and seal species using natural markings. The kids & adults could choose to play one or more matching games with sperm whale flukes, killer whale dorsal fins, bottlenose dolphin dorsal fins and harbour or grey seal pelage photographs. The second activity focused on how and why we study seal diet. A series of fake seal scats, made out of play-doh were filled with different grains and seeds, and lab coats and tweezers were provided to each children. After they had found all the fake otoliths in the scat, we could discuss what kind of and how much fish that seal might have been eating. Real otoliths were available to look through a magnifying lens.
Period4 Mar 2017
Event typeExhibition
LocationSt Andrews, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal