Researcher to explore deep

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A HERIOT Watt marine researcher is to participate in a deep sea expedition to the edge of the continental shelf which aims to research the impact of carbon capture and storage on marine life.

Marine biologist, Rowan Byrne, from Edinburgh, will join international colleagues on research ship RRS James Cook.

Mr Byrne’s role is to study the impact of leaks from potential carbon capture systems which may be located in deep ocean environments.