Issue 11 published October 2018

Issue 11 Contents

In brief

Research digests

Shared learning experiences at sea to help conserve the 
North Atlantic right whale
Kim Davies
Pinnacles of life Gemma and Ben Cresswell
So many dead sharks, so little time Joe DeRisi and Hanna Retallack
Beauty in the dark Francesco Enrichetti, Margherita Toma and Marzia Bo
The “very interesting” Celtic sea-slug Mike Kent
Pink salmon and their plankton prey Sonia Batten, Greg Ruggerone and Ivonne Ortiz
Commotion in the ocean Rebecca Faulkner


Less talk and more action: the Commonwealth Blue Charter moves into high gear Interview with Jeff Ardron
Ensuring our voice is heard Matt Frost
Caught in 'the Act' Craig Loughlin and Shaun Nicholson


Microbes require micronutrients too Katherine Helliwell
Electromagnetic fields and the invisible threat to seabed species Kevin Scott
The ocean microbiome; a biological engine that 
rules the waves
Michael Cunliffe
A once-untouched world, now under threat? Emily Hardisty
Marine science at the gateway to the Patagonian fjords Matt Lee

Sharing marine science

And the winners are... MBA student bursary awardee reports
To present science is human, to communicate science 
is divine
Stacy A. Krueger-Hadfield


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