The Marine Biologist magazine

Issue 13, October 2019

You can read a selected article from the latest edition (see contents list below), but to read the whole edition you need to become a member of the MBA. However, back issues of the magazine are now available online via the magazine reader, so you can read The Marine Biologist anytime, anywhere!



In brief

Research digests

Predictions of unprecedented biological shifts in the global ocean Grégory Beaugrand

Managing fisheries from surface and space Hsu (David) Feng Chi

Can we ride the plastic wave for climate action? Clare Ostle


The ocean takes centre stage in Chile climate change talks Matt Frost & Paul Buckley

Evidence vs hysteria in the debate on sharks Matt Frost


James Lovelock and the MBA Mike Whitfield

Our underwater world: new insights from old data Ruth Thurstan

Research in the fragile Baltic Sea Jessica Haaplykä

Marine ecosystem protection in the Falkland Islands Paul Brickle, John Barton, Diane Simsovic, Neil Golding, Ander de Lacea & Paul Brewin

Antarctic krill futures Matthew Bunce

Is it time to reconsider how we feel about fish? Harry Baker

Paradise lost? The changing Arctic Ocean Michael Cunliffe

Sharing marine science

The evolution of the Journal of the Marine Biological Association Paul Dando & Eve Southward

Marine science on the Wild Atlantic Way Mark Johnson

Life-long engagement with marine biology The MBA

Membership Team

Marine Science Camps 2019 Eliane Bastos

And the winners are... MBA student bursary or placement awardee reports

Future Oceans 2, Brest, France Sara Mynott


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.