Issue 9. Published October 2017


Issue 9 Contents

In brief

Research digests

Secretive sharks of the open ocean David Sims
There might be giants, but why? John Spicer
Can a new project remove lionfish from the Mediterranean? Demetris Kletou, Periklis Kleitou and Jason Hall-Spencer
Saving the Solent, one oyster at a time Luke Helmer, Joanne Preston, Simon Harding and Morven Robertson. 


The MBA takes on the MARS challenge Matt Frost


Apps track tiny algae with huge impacts Hayley Rutger
On Aristotle’s observations of fish reproduction Kostas Ganias and Eleni Voultsiadou.
Hong Kong reveals underwater riches Terence Ng and Gray Williams.
Symbiosis on the shore Michael Cunliffe
eDNA: a ‘forensic’ approach for detecting biodiversity and unravelling ocean complexity Kelvin Boot

Sharing marine Science

Could studying marine biology at Hull be a gateway to your future? Sue Hull
The National Marine Biological Library Emily Miles and Barbara Bultmann
The MBA 2017 Postgraduate Conference
Marine biology for all! Young Marine Biologist update Eliane Bastos

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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

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