Issue 12 published April 2019

Issue 12 Contents

Editorial
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

Policy

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

Features

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

Reviews

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.