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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Editor’s blog #1

A warm welcome to my blog as editor of The Marine Biologist – the magazine of the marine biological community.