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Jellyfish in UK coastal waters, can citizen science help our understanding of spatial and temporal patterns and trends?

Posted July 22 2014

A paper that examined 9 years of data from a citizen science jellyfish recording scheme in UK coastal waters shows more sightings per kilometre in south west England than anywhere else. There was no obvious long-term trend upwards or downwards, but the latest figures for 2013 and 2014 reveal a huge surge in sightings. The paper  in […]

Animal foraging tactics unchanged for 50 million years

Posted July 17 2014

Animals have used the same technique to search for food that’s in short supply for at least 50 million years, our new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests. Read more at the MBA’s Behavioural Ecology Lab.

Best practice in citizen science workshop: Invasive non-native species. 19th September 2014

Posted July 10 2014

UKEOF, in association with the Marine Biological Association, National Biodiversity Network, PEGASEAS and the British Ecological Society Special Interest Groups in Citizen Science and Invasive Species, are holding a workshop on 19th September 2014 at Charles Darwin House, London, on best practice in citizen science, with a focus on invasive non-native species. This focus has been chosen as […]

A Cross Channel Forum: Science and Governance of the Channel Marine Ecosystem

Posted July 01 2014

As part of the PEGASEAS (Promoting Effective Governance of the Channel Ecosystem) INTERREG IVA project, the Upper Normandy Region, University of Caen Basse-Normandie, IFREMER, Devon County Council and Plymouth University are supporting the upcoming cross-Channel forum which takes place at Caen University on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2014. The forum will examine how […]

MBA seeks a voluntary intern to assist with long-term time series research.

Posted June 24 2014

The Demersal Fish Time Series group is looking for a voluntary intern(s) to gain experience within our group and assist in key areas of our research work. This placement would be best suited to someone available 2-3 days per week, for a minimum of 6-8 weeks, and who has a keen interest in demersal fish […]

Long Term Time Series, Voluntary Intern

Posted June 24 2014

The Demersal Fish Time Series group is looking for a voluntary intern(s) to gain experience within our group and assist in key areas of our research work. This placement would be best suited to someone available 2-3days per week, for a minimum of 6-8 weeks, and have a keen interest in demersal fish research. The […]

Invitation to wildlife experts and enthusiasts to support the MBA’s 2014 Bioblitz

Posted June 24 2014

We would like to invite wildlife experts and enthusiasts in the Southwest of England and beyond, to join our 24-hour race to record as many species as possible in and around Batten Bay (Plymouth).  The event takes place on the 12th-13th of September 2014 and is part of Plymouth’s Ocean City Festival and Blue Mile events. It […]

North Atlantic coastal ecosystems at threat due to climate change and human impact

Posted June 19 2014

Rising temperatures, acidified seawater and increased storminess are driving profound changes in the marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic according to a new report. The study, “The future of the NE Atlantic benthic flora in a high CO2 world”, was hosted at the Marine Biological Association as part of the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme. […]

The Challenger Conference for Marine Science: Plymouth 8 – 11 Septembe r2014

Posted June 09 2014

The next Challenger Conference will be held in Plymouth from 8th-11th September 2014. The biennial Challenger conference attracts over 300 leading UK marine scientists and science managers. As well as showcasing cutting edge marine science and technology, the conference is noted for its training of young scientists and networking events, including a public lecture by […]

Wall of death decimates Britain’s sharks

Posted May 06 2014

An article in The Sunday Times based on MBA research shows how sharks and longline fishing vessels coincide in highly productive areas of the north Atlantic – with deadly consequences for populations of blue and mako sharks. Read the article Sharks face Wall of Death May 4 2014 (reproduced courtesy of The Sunday Times). See the […]

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