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


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

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