Posted on Jan 18, 2021
Tuesday 19 January 2021 1930 h via Zoom.
No admission charge, but you must apply for sign-in details by 18th Jan at www.shoresofsouthdevon.org.uk/contact-form/
Global climate change has been driving changes in the geographic distributions of marine species around the world. The UK is located in a transition zone between colder boreal waters to the north and warmer lusitanian waters to the south, and many rocky shore species reach their distributional limits in this area. These range limits are changing in response to climate change, and the rates are some of the fastest in any natural system. Invasive species are also increasing in prevalence and spread in the UK. Given these changes, what are we likely to...
Posted on Jan 18, 2021
We're delighted to present our latest MBA Annual Report, featuring our highlights from April 2019 to March 2020. Find out what activities our members were involved in, the learning and engagement opportunities we provided, how we represented marine biology in policy and read more about our research.
View the Annual Report 2019-20
Annual Report 2019-20
Posted on Jan 8, 2021
For the first time, a team of researchers has published an assessment based on all available plankton time-series data from Scottish waters to investigate the current state of the plankton community, and therefore ocean health, and to identify if it has changed over time.
Researchers from Marine Scotland Science, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Scottish Association for Marine Science and the Marine Biological Association worked together to combine available plankton data in an attempt to understand conditions in the pelagic environment. Plankton form the very base of the marine foodweb, and are excellent indicators of marine health. This combined approach...
Posted on Dec 15, 2020
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Categories Aquarium – Inspired by… the old (MBA aquarium) and new (National Marine Aquarium, and MBA Seawater Hall). Micro – Inspired by… anything microscopic found in the marine environment, particularly subjects being researched at the MBA (e.g. algae, fungi, plankton!) Mega – Inspired by … anything big found in the marine environment, particularly subjects being researched at the MBA (e.g. pelagic sharks, rays). # UNDecade – Inspired by … the UN Decade of Ocean Science, kicking off in 2021. Wild card – Inspired by…...
Posted on Dec 14, 2020
MBA researchers Katherine Helliwell, Glen Wheeler and Colin Brownlee in collaboration with scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and the University of Warwick have shed light on how diatoms (a type of eukaryotic algae) sense the availability of phosphorus, a vital macronutrient which controls diatom growth and productivity in the oceans. The research, which has been published in the journal Current Biology , demonstrated a new role for calcium ion (Ca 2+ ) signalling in eukaryotes, for phosphate sensing, which has not previously been described.
Posted on Dec 9, 2020
The Marine Biological Association (MBA) based in Plymouth, UK wishes to advertise an opportunity to supply and install aquarium equipment in separate lots for 12 single unit aquaria. We are looking for suppliers to provide some or all of the equipment listed below:
Lot 1: Rectangular Aquaria Tanks of approximately 1000-1400 L volume capacity, with a minimum 90 cm depth, insulated or non-insulated. Lot 1 budget £7,500.00, 11% total budget
Lot 2: Aquarium computer controllers (monitor and modify water quality by use of probes and operating float switches, valves and other equipment) with pH electrode, redox sensors, conductivity electrode, salinity and temperature sensors – expandable to include oxygen probes....
Posted on Dec 8, 2020
YMB Writing ChallengeTips: We are looking for essays that are well researched, imaginative, thought-provoking and which offer us an insight into your personal views and hopes for the future of the ocean. We’d like to get a sense for why the ocean matters to you. You can write in any style; you can be serious, or funny, or a mixture of both. Think of how you can grab the...