Issue 10 published May 2018

Issue 10 Contents

In brief

Research digests

Coastal hypoxia Nancy Rabalais
Tuning in to the symphony of the sea Tim Gordon
Evidence of the future: ocean warming in the Antarctic Gail Ashton


The other Red Sea Zahra Alsaffar
Rosa Mabel Lee Sarah Hughes and Stephen Dye
Refining our approach to marine oil spills Eve Southward, John Readman and Guy Baker
Keeping Papua New Guinea’s fisheries and traditions alive Jonathan Booth

Molecular taxonomy and explorers of the microbial jungle Holly Bik
Gerald Langer and Charlotte Walker

Sharing marine science

Great engines and grand challenges Willie Wilson
And the winners were... MBA student bursary awardees reports
A life in the day of a marine biologist with Aisling Smith

From drones to the DNA in a shrimp's gut, our capacity to observe the ocean seems to be limited only by our imagination. All this accumulating data is potential evidence in support of sustainable management of the marine environment.

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

The future ocean can look like a scary place: hotter, more acidic and breathless. In the wake of stories about longer and more frequent marine heatwaves our cover story (page 10) looks into the effects of a warmer future in Antarctica.

So, here we are at issue ten of The Marine Biologist magazine, proud to have published over 130 original, informative and inspiring articles spanning all aspects of the discipline, written by

Whether this finds you in an austral spring, a boreal autumn, or a tropical monsoon, we wish you a warm welcome to The Marine Biologist magazine. 

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.