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


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

When I was 5 years old, I was given a copy of a book called The Fishes by 

I am excited about the really excellent content for issue 3.

Typesetting is one of those jobs that can be 80% done quite quickly but the final 20% takes an age.

Just a couple of days after the post about bacon etc.

A renowned oceanographer told me how a plankton sampling cruise in the Western Approaches in the 1970s owed a lot to the conflicting needs of those on board.