November 2019 YMB Blog

Welcome to the November 2019 YMB Blog! Hello YMB Members! This month’s YMB Bulletin brings you some really exciting news and opportunities, especially for those of you starting to think of future careers in marine biology, those interested in climate change and the keen readers out there. So continue reading to find out more about why you should join us at the YMB Summit 2019, how to apply for Work Experience at the MBA, and for opportunities to apply to write YMB book reviews. And remember, we would love you to contribute to the content of this blog as much as possible. Please share your stories, reports, finds and photos with us. Sharing your photos, writing, art work comments or questions with us for use in future blog content and bulletins may earn you an exclusive MBA pin badge! (see picture) email to: or share with us on Facebook , Twitter or Instagram YMB Summit2019 Logo_with Pink.jpg YMB Summit coming up! We are excited to announce that the YMB Summit 2019 will be returning to the home of marine biology; Plymouth. Tickets are now on sale and cost £30 for non-members and £20 for members. You can find more information here . Places are limited so don't leave buying your ticket until the last minute. I hope to see as many of you there as possible but if you can't make it this year, don't worry, we aim to make this annual initiative one that is toured around the country so we get to meet as many of you as possible over the coming years. Bursaries: The YMB Summit is all about helping you gain important skills for your future career. We chose Climate Change as the theme for this year and want to encourage YOU to share your views/knowledge on the subject by giving a pre-prepared 7 minutes talk or poster presentation during the Summit. A limited number of bursaries to help with the cost of the ticket is available for those who are selected to give talks. So, in order to be fair with everybody, please send a short (up to 150 words) paragraph summarising the topic of your presentation and why it is important to . The deadline for applications is 1 December . This process is designed to mimic the submission of an abstract for presentation at a conference, which is a process marine biologists experience on a regular basis throughout their professional careers. Please do consider making the most of this unique opportunity to practice key skills in a safe environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call +44(0)1752 426331.

Marine Science Camps 2019

Participant Seabird and marine mammal sampling
Over 100 young people, mainly aged 16-18, took part in the 2019 Marine Science Camps programme. The six camps were hosted at well-equipped FSC centres across the UK, and were co-delievered by experienced FSC tutors and MBA marine biologists. Each...