02 Editorial
04 In brief

Science letters

06 The killer whales of the North Atlantic Andrew D. Foote, Sanna Kuningas and Filipa I. P. Samarra
09 Black beaches of Spain Juan Junoy
12 Forecasting and communicating climate change impacts on marine systems Nova Mieszkowska and Brian Helmuth
14 Research in the abyssal north-east Pacific Kathy Dunlop
15 The dawn of seaweed domestication Claire Gachon

Environment and conservation

16 Restoring seagrasses under extreme conditions Emma L. Jackson
19 Argentina’s dolphins in decline Els Vermeulen, Neil Niru Dorrian and Lorenzo Scala
22 Ghost fishing in the USA Dana Weiss

Sharing marine science

23 The way we were Geoff Smaldon
24 High impact imagery, low cost investment Christine Shepard
26 50 years of the European Marine Biology Symposium Herman Hummel, Matt Frost and Christiaan Hummel
28 The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Qingdao China Joseph Kenworthy
28 The MBA National Marine Biological Library: changing times Matt Frost and Barbara Bultmann
30 Marine biology at the University of Portsmouth Gordon Watson
33 Reviews
36 Interview: Going for it with Paul Rose
39 A new coat of arms for the MBA

Issue 4 of The Marine Biologist is now available to read online

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.

So, here we are at issue ten of The Marine Biologist magazine, proud to have published over 130 original, informative and inspiring articles spanning all aspects of the discipline, written by

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. 

The 9th of January marked the beginning of a whole new experience, the day I became the Communications Assistant at the Marine Biological Association.

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.