04 In brief
A Royal Charter for The Marine Biological Association
06 Onwards and upwards for marine Biology by Matt Frost
08 Big, blue and beautiful by Sylvia Earle and Dan Laffoley
Why exploring and valuing planet Earth’s blue heart is the key to future wealth, health and happiness
12 “The wheel comes full circle” marine laboratories past, present and future by Mike Thorndyke and Fiona McGowan
A fascinating look at how the role of marine laboratories has changed through time.
16 Power from the sea: stepping stones for non-native species? by Chris Nall
New pathways for the introduction and spread of non-native species.
18 Refugia in the ‘twilight zone’ by Sonia J. Rowley
Advanced scuba rebreathers facilitate discoveries in the Philippines
20 Mapping the treasures of the deep sea by Laurence De Clippele, Veerle Huvenne and Murray Roberts
Joining forces to map cold-water coral habitats.
Environment and conservation
22 From equator to ice: environmental science in the south Atlantic by Deborah Davidson and Paul Brickle
A new research institute oversees marine biodiversity and environmental management. Read the full article.
26 Has marine conservation in Wales lost its way? by Blaise Bullimore
Despite the success of the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve marine conservation in Wales is struggling.
29 His world is oysters by Clive Askew
Reflections on a career in commercial bivalve aquaculture
32 A traditional fishery enters a new era by Guy Baker
We look at an artisanal fishery for native oysters in south west England.
33 A new chapter in a remarkable history by Pamela Clapp Hinkle
The Marine Biological Laboratory celebrates 125 years and a new partnership.
Sharing marine science
36 So you want to be a marine biologist? by Jack Sewell
Introducing ‘Young Marine Biologist’ MBA membership for
the next generation.
Reviews of recent books, films and all things marine.
Blackfish (2013) Director: Gabriella Cowperthwaite. By Matt Frost.
Issue 2 of The Marine Biologist magazine is now available to download