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.
Plankton may offer a way to monitor historical marine pollution trends, and could be used to predict trends in human health, according to new research. Using samples from the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey, an international team of scientists have suggested that rising levels of manmade chemicals found in the ocean could be used to … Read more
It is with deep sorrow that the Marine Biological Association announces the sad passing of Dr Eve Southward, Lankester Research Fellow at the MBA, who died peacefully on the morning of 2nd January 2023 after suffering a stroke. She was 92. Eve was an expert on marine worms, echinoderms and hydrothermal vent fauna as well … Read more
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
A new EU project has been launched to improve how biodiversity is recorded and protected in marine and coastal environments. Funded by the Horizon Europe programme, MARCO-BOLO (MARine Coastal BiOdiversity Long-term Observations) will structure and strengthen European coastal and marine biodiversity observation capabilities, linking them to global efforts to understand and restore ocean health. Coastal … Read more
2021 to 2022 has been a transformational year at the Marine Biological Association. Our new brand and website was launched in the summer. This bold new look has been created to reflect the integrity of our research, to inspire new generations of marine biologists and work towards our vision for a sustainable ocean for all. … Read more
At the 138th AGM of the Marine Biological Association, members voted to elect three new Trustees. Below, we introduce Dr Mark Dickey-Collas, Angelique Pouponneau and Professor Carol Robinson.
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