Issue 14, Published April 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of The Marine Biologist magazine. We are proud to celebrate the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration with articles from experts and practitioners all over the world. 

You can read a selected article from the latest edition (see contents list below), but to read the whole magazine 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

Tropical laboratories in the Atlantic Ocean Lucas Nunes and Sergio Floeter
How does environmental change influence the development and evolution of organisms? Atsuko Sato
Climate emergency: are we heading for a disastrous future? Chris Reid


Meeting international obligations and the World Congress of Marine Stations Matt Frost

Special Edition: The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Introduction Gabriel Grimsditch
The roots of the sea Alfredo Quarto and Ibrahima Thiam

Kellyanne Batchelor

Restoring native oysters to European seas Alice Lown and Tom Cameron
Restoring meadows, marsh and reef Ben Green
Tongareva atoll: a sea turtle haven in central Oceania Michael White, Ru Taime, and Marangi Taime
Coral restoration in a warming world Ian McLeod and Maxine Newlands

Sharing marine science

The restorative properties of National Marine Parks Lydia Tivenan
Sharing understanding of algae Clare Marshall
Come to Essex, bring wellies Michelle Taylor
Image from the archive
Interview with Dr Gerald Boalch
And the winners are... MBA student bursary or placement awardee reports

A very warm welcome, wherever you are, to our first ever January edition!

In this edition we ask, how will we relate to nature and go about science in a fast-changing world? 

A very warm welcome to the first July edition of The Marine Biologist magazine! Since its creation in 2013 the magazine has been very well received and we have been privileged to publish many wonderful and fascinating articles.

We are proud to have published over 190 original, informative, and inspiring articles spanning all aspects of marine biology, written by contributors ranging from world-famous ‘ocean elders’ to volunteers, and scientists at the start of their careers.

Welcome to the latest edition of The Marine Biologist magazine, in which we celebrate the

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.

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.