Issue 5 published October 2015


In brief

Science letters

The Unorthodox Whales of Sri Lanka Asha de Vos
A new species of jellyfish Jun Nishikawa
The origin of nervous systems Pawel Burkhardt

Environment and conservation

A blueprint for sustainable fisheries Tom Pickerell
After the tsunami – a story of hope in Japan Bonnie Waycott
‘Marine management’ – making an oxymoron more meaningful Charles Sheppard
Indian seas – a megadiversity hotspot N.R. Menon and N.G.K. Pillai of The Marine Biological Association of India

Sharing marine science

Dreaming of a digital ocean Emmanuel G. Reynaud
A comprehensive guide to the marine zooplankton of southern Britain Kelvin Boot talks to Dave Conway
A new app for unfamiliar seafood Margarida Hermida
New guidance for offshore renewable energy installations Shaun Nicholson
Plymouth – a hub of activity for the study of marine life John Spicer
Young Marine Biologist: a new and popular way to join the MBA! Jack Sewell
Things I wish I’d known when I was an undergraduate Amy Wright
Little-known giants of the plankton Sinazo Mophlo and Mark J. Gibbons
Science advances for shark conservation David Sims
An interview with Murray Roberts

Issue 5 of The Marine Biologist is now available to read online

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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.