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


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.

With Issue 4 out there and some time before Issue 5 needs my full attention, we have been thinking about how to promote The Marine Biologist magazine more widely (w

When I was 5 years old, I was given a copy of a book called The Fishes by 

I am excited about the really excellent content for issue 3.

Typesetting is one of those jobs that can be 80% done quite quickly but the final 20% takes an age.

Just a couple of days after the post about bacon etc.

A renowned oceanographer told me how a plankton sampling cruise in the Western Approaches in the 1970s owed a lot to the conflicting needs of those on board.