Issue 7. Published October 2016.


In brief

Science letters

Moving Sushi Tom Horton
Seeking the fountain of youth in the twilight zone Jamal Ouazzani and colleagues
Two views on a revolution in aquaculture Doug McCauley and colleagues
Measuring 5,000 beasties a minute: rapid zooplankton characterization at SAHFOS Robert Camp and colleagues
Plastics, plankton, and pollution Pennie Lindeque

Environment and conservation

Brexit and the UK marine environment Matt Frost
Brexit and the UK fishing industry Interview with Jim Portus
Mud, birds and poppycock John Goss-Custard
Seasearch: a shift in focus Chris Wood
Can Okinawa’s blue corals be saved? Bonnie Waycott

Sharing marine science

Studying at Bangor: marine biology for life’s explorers Andrew Davies
MBA Bursary winners
The 14th Postgraduate Conference Jen Lewis
Why the world needs trained marine biologists Mariano Peruzzo

Issue 7 of The Marine Biologist is now available to read online

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.

I’ve been lucky enough to be at the Biology, Ecology and Conservation of Elasmobranchs conference, and I thought I’d share a few highlights.