The MBA one of 10 institutions supported by Wellcome funding for the Darwin Tree of Life project

Algae and invertebrates on a seabed off southwest England. Marine biodiversity represents a largely untapped source of raw materials for biotechnology.
An ambitious project to map the genomes of all life of the British Isles An unprecedented insight to the diverse range of species on and around the British Isles will be made possible by Wellcome funding to the Darwin Tree of Life...

Disturbing decline in West Philippine Sea coral reef diversity revealed

Marine Science Institute researchers and Philippine Navy divers work together to conduct the surveys in the West Philippine Sea, photo credit: Edwin Dumalagan

A recent paper by Timothy Quimpo and colleagues, published in the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (JMBA), has revealed that coral reefs in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) have low abundance and diversity of...