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IMarEST evening lecture and book launch

Posted May 19 2015

The IMarEST is launching a new book entitled “Coral Reefs – A Handbook For Their Future” on behalf of the Biosphere Foundation. Written by Orla Doherty (Director of Biosphere Foundation), provides an easy-to-read review of coral reef biology and ecology from the eyes of her work as a young explorer/scientist with the Biosphere Foundation’s ‘Planetary Coral Reef Expedition’ to map and monitor 41 coral reefs around the world from 1995 to […]

Sea Change Horizons 2020 Kick Off meeting this week in Plymouth.

Posted May 11 2015

The Sea Change project’s first General Assembly is being held this week in Plymouth.  The MBA is the coordinator of this major 3 year project to bring about a fundamental “Sea Change” in the way European citizens view their relationship with the sea, by empowering them – as ‘Ocean Literate’ citizens – to take direct […]

Fishy catch data

Posted May 07 2015

Is the critically endangered common skate back on the menu? MBA scientists today published a correspondence in Nature describing apparent landings of the critically endangered common skate (Dipturus batis) across different UK ports between 2011 and 2014 amounting to 9.6 tonnes despite an EU-wide ban being in place since 2009. These figures were buried in […]

Future fish distributions

Posted May 07 2015

The MBA Sims research group contributed to a paper published in Nature Climate Change that shows that available habitat will run out for North Sea fish species long before temperatures become too warm. A better understanding of how future climate changes will affect the distributions and abundance of marine fish is crucial for predicting impacts […]

PlyMSEF – Annual Spring Public Lecture

Posted May 07 2015

PLYMOUTH MARINE SCIENCE & EDUCATION FOUNDATION  Annual Spring Public Lecture National Marine Aquarium Thursday 21st May 2015 at 7.30 pm Title: Marine debris: are there solutions to this global environmental problem?                                                  […]

The Blue Sound project needs your vote

Posted May 05 2015

      Your vote will help us continue to work with Plymouth communities to provide fantastic local activities for free! Blue Sound is a marine awareness and wellbeing project run by the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and partners, including The Zone.  Its aim is to help Plymouth communities and young people in particular explore, discover and connect with the […]

Marine algae give insights into the evolution of vitamin C

Posted April 22 2015

MBA researchers have discovered that the missing enzyme in vitamin C synthesis in humans was also lost by algae soon after they became photosynthetic. Rather than lose the ability to make vitamin C (as occurred in humans), algae replaced the missing enzyme with an alternative enzyme, which allowed them to use vitamin C as an […]

The complete identification guide to the marine zooplankton of southern Britain is now available to download for free from the MBA website!

Posted April 09 2015

The third and final part of a series of detailed identification guides to the marine zooplankton of southern Britain is available now. This is the first time this information has been collated in one source. The whole series is available to download for free. Originally planned for local training purposes, the series of three guides […]

The MBA is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative PHP/MySQL Developer

Posted April 08 2015

The MBA is looking for a developer with a broad range of skills and a “can do” attitude to problem solving. Working in a small, friendly team – with great sea views – this vacancy represents a unique opportunity for a creative developer to show what they are capable of. Job advertisement – Web Developer

The MBA is recruiting a research assistant to undertake ‘Marine Evidence based Sensitivity Assessments’

Posted April 08 2015

The Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) at the MBA is recruiting a research assistant to undertake ‘Marine Evidence based Sensitivity Assessments’ (MarESAs) for marine habitats around the coasts of the British Isles. Please see the attached job advertisement for details: Job advertisement – Research Assistant Applications by CV and covering letter should be received by […]

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