University student shares placement experience at the Marine Biological Association

Mariko is an undergraduate marine biology student at the University of Plymouth and is passionate about anything to do with the ocean and marine life. Mariko, who completed a seven-month placement at the Marine Biological Association (MBA) as an Ecology Assistant in the Research Aquarium shares her experiences working in this unique research environment. What … Read more

DASSH Earns CoreTrustSeal Accreditation

The Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data (DASSH) hosted by the Marine Biological Association (MBA) has achieved CoreTrustSeal accreditation, solidifying its commitment to data integrity. The accreditation recognises and reinforces the DASSH’s dedication to maintaining high standards in managing, archiving, and providing access to marine biodiversity data.   CoreTrustSeal is an international, community-based organization promoting … Read more

From tracking tiger sharks to mapping coral reefs: MBA placement student starts exciting journey as a marine biologist

Today we are celebrating Marine Biology MRes graduate Max Kimble! During his placement at the Marine Biological Association (MBA) Max worked in the Sims lab, creating a species distribution model for the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the North Atlantic. Max looked at over 121 shark movement tracks, combined with satellite data, to reveal the … Read more

Official opening of the Marine Microbiome Centre of Excellence

New, state of the art laboratory facilities were officially opened at the Marine Biological Association (MBA) which will focus on the vast and varied microscopic world in our ocean, and help us understand its health and the impacts of climate change using world-class technology. After six months in construction, the Marine Microbiome Centre of Excellence … Read more

Marine Biological Association announces major recruitment drive

The Marine Biological Association (MBA), one of the world’s longest-running learned societies on marine biology research is launching a major recruitment drive. The organisation was first founded in 1884 and has been based at Citadel Hill, overlooking the Plymouth Sound for 135 years. With recent funding and expansion plans, the Marine Biological Association (MBA) is now looking … Read more

Pete Rendle – 47 years of service

Appointed to the MBA on 18th October 1976 as Deck Hand/Engineer on our past Research Vessels Sepia (a previous version of our current RV Sepia) and RV Squilla. Pete has been dedicated to the Marine Biological Association for over 47 years. Prior to that, Pete started as a fitter with the Royal Navy.  He studied Marine … Read more

Annual Science Talk and Annual General Meeting – November 22nd

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

Women in STEM: My journey as a marine biologist

This week as many celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’ve put the spotlight on one of our female scientists. Kesella Scott-Somme, Research Assistant on the Darwin Tree of Life project team at the Marine Biological Association (MBA) talks about her experience as a women in marine biology and how inclusivity is key in … Read more