Issue 17 published January 2021

The theme of this edition is The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. By way of an introduction to this important initiative, we are delighted to present an interview with Vladimir Ryabinin, Head of the IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO). Expect to hear more as the Decade unfolds!

Our cover story is about the lives of elusive, open-ocean sharks. As mako sharks in particular are fished to dangerously low levels, a global collaboration of scientists races to understand where sharks go and why. This vital research aims to inform the management decisions needed to avert catastrophe for these charismatic and ecologically vital species.

And of course, the usual updates on cutting-edge research, news, reviews, and invitations to get involved with the work of the Marine Biological Association.

You can read an article from this edition (see below) but you must join the Marine Biological Association to enjoy full access to the magazine. 

 John Humphreys

In the October edition of The Marine Biologist magazine we celebrate 90 years of the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey, a global monitoring programme that is underpinned by taxonomic

A very warm welcome to The Marine Biologist magazine!

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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.