Dr Dan Smale, Senior Research Fellow at the Marine Biological Association (MBA) has been named in the Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher List for 2023. Researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in the field of research are selected for the annual acknowledgment. Each researcher selected has authored multiple Highly Cited Papers™ which rank in … Read more
With record-high temperatures combined with extreme climate and weather patterns; researchers say we must help communities plan how best to reduce the risks. © Underwater Earth / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Christophe Bailhache Since April 2023, the global average temperature of water on the surface of the sea has been unusually high and rising. … Read more
2023 started with a string of genome note publications by the MBA Darwin Tree of Life team.
The Darwin Tree of Life team at the Marine Biological Association have had the genome note for the turban top shell, Gibbula magus, published in conjunction with the Wellcome Sanger Institute.
Scientists from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) have used environmental DNA (eDNA) and ocean modelling to follow the dispersal of carbon rich seaweed material, to help improve understanding of natural climate change mitigation solutions provided by seaweed habitats and the patches of seafloor with which they are connected. Seaweed ’leaf … Read more
The latest edition of our exclusive magazine, The Marine Biologist, is freely available until the end of January. The edition is supplemented by our latest podcast, in which Dan Laffoley and Daniela Sturm discuss the importance of Marine Protected Areas.
Dr Keith Hiscock, Associate Fellow of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) has received an MBE for services to marine conservation. The Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) was announced in the New Year Honours List 2023. Dr Hiscock has played an integral part in marine conservation for more than 50 years. Having … Read more
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is how you, as a member, get to have your say in the running of The Marine Biological Association. You have the right to vote for those responsible for overseeing the delivery of our core aims and objectives as outlined in our Royal Charter. This years meeting will be taking place on the … Read more
A global study has found that ocean forests are amongst the most productive ecosystems on planet Earth. Scientists from the Marine Biological Association were part of an international team that collected data on ocean forests all over the world. They found that these forests can be larger, and just as productive for sustaining life as … Read more
The sea slug Berghia coerulescens has been recorded for the first time in the British Isles. Nick Jouault, former chair to the Marine Biology Department of the Société Jersiaise, sighted the nudibranch (confirmed by expert Bernard Picton) on 8th August 2022 near Les Écréhous reef in Jersey. Founded in 1873, the Société Jersiaise is dedicated … Read more