Issue 8. Published April 2017.

Issue 8 contents

In brief

Research digests

Evolution of the pelagic ecosystem: a history written in tiny teeth Elizabeth Sibert
“We’re all individuals!” How identifying individuals can shed light on fish behaviour Paul Naylor


The last giants of the Gulf Michael Fishbach
Where next for camera technology? Anthony Bicknell
The 50th Anniversary of an environmental disaster Eve Southward
PCBs – an unresolved marine mammal problem Robin Law and Paul Jepson
Waking up to Wakeham Matt Frost

Sharing marine science

What is Ocean Literacy? Fiona Crouch, Katharine Clayton and Jon Parr
Marine biological miscellany
Women in marine science Katharine Clayton
Where have all the taxonomists gone? Ellis Moloney
Who are we? A look at the membership of the Marine Biological Association
The 51st European Marine Biology Symposium Matt Frost
And the winners were ... Reports from MBA Bursary awardees


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