Marine Biological Association Announces Winner of MBA Prize

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s prestigious MBA prize. MBA MRes student Constance Little has been awarded Outstanding Performance on a Marine Biology Programme at Plymouth University by the MBA and University of Plymouth. Constance said: “This prize meant so much to me. I was apprehensive starting … Read more

Sunflowers of the sea: Anemones that track the sun

Plants, which rely on photosynthesis to survive have evolved to move towards a light source; but for the first time, similar behaviour has been recorded in marine animals. Researchers from the Marine Biological Association (MBA) have discovered that snakelocks anemones (Anemonia viridis) are heliotropic – they track the sun by pointing their tentacles towards it while remaining … Read more

MBA Research Fellow recognised as a Highly Cited Researcher

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

Research collaborators from Portugal visit the MBA to analyse shark tagging data

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) welcomed scientists from Universidade do Porto in Portugal to meet with the Sims Lab team and discuss the results of a recent shark tagging expedition. Dr Nuno Queiroz, Head of Movement Ecology Group at CIBIO (Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos) and Tiago Cidade, PhD Student, CIBIO, visited … Read more

Unveiling the secrets of deep-sea diving predators

The deep ocean provides a wide range of valuable ecosystem services to the planet; but it remains largely unexplored due to its size and inaccessibility. Marine biologists have long known that many marine predators dive vertically into the deep ocean, but the reasons behind this behaviour were largely a mystery. Many predator species have been … Read more

International researcher explores phytoplankton signalling mechanisms at the MBA

Loay Jabre, a postdoctoral investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, USA visited the Marine Biological Association (MBA) to learn more about signalling mechanisms in marine phytoplankton. Loay, who recently finished his PhD at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, studies phytoplankton physiology and ecology, and how phytoplankton growth interacts with biogeochemical processes. … Read more

PlyMSEF grant applications now open

PlyMSEF, are pleased to announce the details for the 2024 round of PlyMSEF Grant-in-aid (GIA) applications. Plymouth Marine Science and Education Foundation (PlyMSEF) provides travel grants to enable research students to attend academic conferences and symposia or to attend advanced training courses or workshops in marine disciplines. For 2024 up to eight awards, to the … Read more

DTO Bioflow Project launches its first Open Call to foster marine biodiversity data sharing

The DTO Bioflow project has issued an Open Call for marine biodiversity data holders to provide sustained and long-term biodiversity data for the European Digital Twin of the Ocean (EU DTO). The DTO Bioflow project has launched an Open Call for marine biodiversity data holders as part of its exciting development. This call is strategically … Read more

The Marine Biologist Magazine celebrates its 10-year anniversary

Award-nominated magazine, The Marine Biologist has reached a ten-year milestone. For a decade, the quarterly magazine produced by the Marine Biological Association has covered the latest news in marine biology research, policy, and education. The magazine, exclusive to MBA members, has published 376 original feature articles in 28 editions, has been viewed over 71,000 times … Read more