Issue 1. Published October 2013.

In this first edition of The Marine Biologist magazine we are proud to present articles by leading marine biologists covering a wide range of topics.

Issue 1 of The Marine Biologist is now available to read online


02 Editorial
04 Around the Association
04 News

Science letters

06 From the crow’s nest
MBA Director Colin Brownlee offers his perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing marine biologists.
08 Biological invasions and climate warming
Maria Antonietta Pancucci-Papadopoulou and colleagues examine the relentless tropicalization of the Mediterranean.
12 Too hot to handle?
Dan Smale on the impacts of a marine heatwave in Western Australia.
15 Microalgae systematics
El-Mahdi Bendif on omics and classification.
18 Are marine phytoplankton in decline?
Abigail McQuatters-Gollop picks over the evidence in the decline debate.

Environment and conservation

21 Policy
The MBA provides evidence for marine policy. Matt Frost gives a current overview.
22 Oceans of change
Callum Roberts takes the long view of our exploitation of the marine environment.
27 The new face of coastal conservation?
Melissa Schiele looks at the carbon credits system.

Sharing marine science

30 European marine educators, unite!
Géraldine Fauville introduces EMSEA, a new initiative to bring ‘ocean literacy’ to Europe.
32 Pooling resources for marine science
Future demands for marine resources demand better coordination between European marine research laboratories. Nicolas Pade introduces the European Marine Biological Resource Centre.
34 The view astern
An interview with BBC cameraman Hugh Miller.

Issue 1 of The Marine Biologist is now available to read online

A warm welcome to The Marine Biologist magazine. A full range of material awaits, including brain-eating parasites, entangled cetaceans, trophic cascades, and more.

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The 9th of January marked the beginning of a whole new experience, the day I became the Communications Assistant at the Marine Biological Association.

March is women’s history month and we thought it was appropriate to dedicate an article to women in marine science. It is not a secret that science (and related subjects) has had gender inequality right from the outset. But we should celebrate the successes and appreciate the efforts of those who have campaigned for equality over the past century.

Phil Williamson responds to “Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism” by James Delingpole, published in The Spectator 30 April 2016

The Marine Biologist magazine features articles drawn from the scientific literature, including the JMBA.

I’ve been lucky enough to be at the Biology, Ecology and Conservation of Elasmobranchs conference, and I thought I’d share a few highlights.

With Issue 4 out there and some time before Issue 5 needs my full attention, we have been thinking about how to promote The Marine Biologist magazine more widely (w