Issue 12 published April 2019

Issue 12 Contents

In brief

Research digests

Discovering and mapping marine biodiversity using environmental DNA Martin Genner & Stefano Mariani
Novel applications for an amphibious fixed-wing drone Melissa Schiele
Alien invader chokes on parasite Periklis Kleitou & Jason Hall-Spencer


Would a global network of marine stations give us a stronger voice? Matt Frost


The hidden wonders of our oceans Alex Rogers
A note on cold-water coral taxonomy Eve Southward
recreating extraterrestrial oceans Lorna Campbell
Altered states: a change in the coastal ecosystems of the North-east Pacific Cynthia Catton & Guy Baker
A sustainable harvest? Dan Smale
The South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area Guy Baker
Planting trees to conserve seagrass Richard Unsworth & Leanne Cullen-Unsworth

Sharing marine science

Coming out in the wash Chloe Juyon
Bioprospecting for algal riches Valeria Villanova
Easy access to the sea at a unique waterfront campus Cathy Lucas
The International Temperate Reefs Symposium Jenna Ho-Marris
Making a splash at the 2018 Young Marine Biologist's Summit Eliane Bastos
And the winners are... MBA student bursary awardee reports


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A warm welcome to issue 13 of The Marine Biologist magazine. As you will have guessed from the cover, this edition has a polar flavour. Climate warming is bringing change faster in the Arctic Ocean than anywhere else on the planet.

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.

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