The mysterious nocturnal migrations of skates

A blonde ray Raja brachyura
MBA scientists have shown for the first time how skates make night-time forays into shallower water. This unique window on the fine details of fish behaviour was made possible by data from electronic tagging, and may influence the management of...

MBA Sepia trials 'Ocean Indicator'

MBA Sepia
Recently colleagues from the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) were on board MBA Sepia to test a new piece of equipment, the ‘ocean indicator’. MBA Sepia assisted in the testing of the ocean indicator, towing...

Seaweeds succumb to viruses too!

oar weed (Laminaria digitata)
Scientists from Plymouth are warning the UK kelp biofuel industry to beware of viruses. Whilst known to infect certain types of seaweed, a new study published in the ISME Journal is the first to describe viruses in kelps, which are important both...