One of the MBA's charitable aims is to communicate the knowledge gained from research to the public. We can help journalists with questions on marine biological research and marine life in general.

One of the MBA's charitable aims is to communicate the knowledge gained from research to the public. We can help journalists with questions on marine biological research and marine life in general.

Speak to an expert

The MBA is able to draw on its large membership for expert comment on a range of marine issues. In addition, MBA staff based in Plymouth have expertise in a number of areas including:

  • Ocean acidification
  • Ecology and conservation of marine top predators
  • Climate change, biodiversity and marine ecosystems
  • Pollution
  • Non-native species
  • Marine policy
  • Marine conservation and marine protected areas
  • Education and Ocean Literacy
  • Marine Data Archive​

In the first instance, please contact the MBA Communications Officer

Communications Office

Communications Officer Guy Baker

Telephone: +44(0)1752 426239 or +44(0)7876 831267

If you are looking for images of marine life, please contact the Communications Officer

Background (notes for editors)

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is a professional body for marine scientists with some 1,400 members world-wide. Since 1884 the MBA has established itself as a leading marine biological research organization contributing to the work of several Nobel Laureates and over 170 Fellows of the Royal Society. In 2013, the MBA was awarded a Royal Charter in recognition of its long and eminent history and its status within the field of marine biology.  The award strengthens the Association’s role in promoting marine biology as a discipline and in representing the interests of the marine biological community.