A new chapter in a remarkable history

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has been a leading force in biological discovery and research training since its founding in 1888. During the summer of 2013 the laboratory celebrated its 125th anniversary and began writing a new chapter in its remarkable history with the announcement of an exciting affiliation with the internationally renowned University of Chicago.

Author:
Pamela Clapp Hinkle
Category:
history
Model organism

‘The wheel comes full circle’ Marine laboratories past, present and future

Mike Thorndyke and Fiona McGowan take a look at the role of marine labs into the future.
Author:
Mike Thorndyke and Fiona McGowan
Category:
history
Model organism
Human health & well-being

Onwards and upwards for Marine Biology

MBA Deputy Director Matt Frost on what the award of the Royal Charter means for the Association
Author:
Matt Frost
Category:
history
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Oceans of change

Callum Roberts provides a detailed account of the history of local fisheries and its general decline since the 1930’s. From historic devastating effects of overfishing and trawling to modern plastics and synthetic chemicals this article outlines problems and possible solutions to protecting the balance of conservation and the fishing industry.

Author:
Callum Roberts
Category:
history
Fishing & aquaculture
Marine policy
Megafauna