Marine biological news and information related to our research, marine policy or public outreach work.

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of James Lovelock

Today, 26th July is James Lovelock’s 100 th birthday!...

Posted on Jul 26, 2019

Industrialised fishing overlaps threatened shark hotspots worldwide

A ground-breaking study led by MBA scientists and published in the journal...

Posted on Jul 26, 2019

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Eight urgent, fundamental steps needed to restore ocean health, avert ecological catastrophe, says new scientific paper

A new scientific paper says eight urgent and simultaneous actions are needed to...

Posted on Jul 26, 2019

NEW! 'The viral teaspoon' is a podcast by the MBA Press Gang about life, science and everything

The viral teaspoon is a podcast led by the MBA’s Press Gang that focuses on...

Posted on Jul 22, 2019

Government announces designation of 41 new marine protected areas

The government has announced the designation of a third and final phase of new...

Posted on Jul 11, 2019

MBA student wins best poster presentation at international conference

An MBA student has won the best student poster presentation at an international...

Posted on Jul 10, 2019

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MBA at the Devon County Show!

The Devon County Show is a large event with an estimated 100,000 visitors...

Posted on Jun 26, 2019

Marine Science Institute researchers and Philippine Navy divers work together to conduct the surveys in the West Philippine Sea, photo credit: Edwin Dumalagan

Disturbing decline in West Philippine Sea coral reef diversity revealed

A recent paper by Timothy Quimpo and colleagues, published in the Journal...

Posted on Jun 12, 2019

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May 2019 YMB Blog

Welcome to the May 2019 YMB Blog! Hello YMB Members! As promised, the return of...

Posted on May 16, 2019

The Sea Is The Sky

The Sea is the Sky

Is it raining where you are now? The ‘ Sea is the Sky ’ is an outdoor...

Posted on Apr 9, 2019

Marine Biologist for a Day 2019; what a week!

Last week people around the UK celebrated National Science Week, which means...

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

Eliane teaching about the variety of seaweeds found in the UK at the Live Seaweed Exploration Station

The Amazing World of Algae: Eden Edition

At the beginning of February, the MBA education team journeyed to the Eden...

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

Crab Watch blog: 18 November 2018

The MBA education team held a crabbing competition at Sutton Harbour, in...

Posted on Dec 19, 2018

Sir Edwin Ray Lankester FRS (1847-1929)

Sir Edwin Ray Lankester FRS (1847-1929)

Sir Edwin Ray Lankester FRS (1847-1929) Ray Lankester was a brilliant zoologist...

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

Support the MBA when you shop online

Did you know whenever you purchase online – from a weekly shop to a holiday –...

Posted on Oct 2, 2018

The Beach Rangers blog, 14 August 2018. Plastic pollution in our oceans

Tuesday's session at Teats Hill this week was focused on plastic pollution in...

Posted on Aug 16, 2018