Contents

Editorial
In brief

Science letters

The Unorthodox Whales of Sri Lanka Asha de Vos
A new species of jellyfish Jun Nishikawa
The origin of nervous systems Pawel Burkhardt

Environment and conservation

A blueprint for sustainable fisheries Tom Pickerell
After the tsunami – a story of hope in Japan Bonnie Waycott
‘Marine management’ – making an oxymoron more meaningful Charles Sheppard
Indian seas – a megadiversity hotspot N.R. Menon and N.G.K. Pillai of The Marine Biological Association of India

Sharing marine science

Dreaming of a digital ocean Emmanuel G. Reynaud
A comprehensive guide to the marine zooplankton of southern Britain Kelvin Boot talks to Dave Conway
A new app for unfamiliar seafood Margarida Hermida
New guidance for offshore renewable energy installations Shaun Nicholson
Plymouth – a hub of activity for the study of marine life John Spicer
Young Marine Biologist: a new and popular way to join the MBA! Jack Sewell
Things I wish I’d known when I was an undergraduate Amy Wright
Little-known giants of the plankton Sinazo Mophlo and Mark J. Gibbons
Science advances for shark conservation David Sims
Reviews
An interview with Murray Roberts

The 9th of January marked the beginning of a whole new experience, the day I became the Communications Assistant at the Marine Biological Association.

March is women’s history month and we thought it was appropriate to dedicate an article to women in marine science. It is not a secret that science (and related subjects) has had gender inequality right from the outset. But we should celebrate the successes and appreciate the efforts of those who have campaigned for equality over the past century.

Phil Williamson responds to “Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism” by James Delingpole, published in The Spectator 30 April 2016

The Marine Biologist magazine features articles drawn from the scientific literature, including the JMBA.

I’ve been lucky enough to be at the Biology, Ecology and Conservation of Elasmobranchs conference, and I thought I’d share a few highlights.

With Issue 4 out there and some time before Issue 5 needs my full attention, we have been thinking about how to promote The Marine Biologist magazine more widely (w

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I am excited about the really excellent content for issue 3.

Typesetting is one of those jobs that can be 80% done quite quickly but the final 20% takes an age.

Just a couple of days after the post about bacon etc.