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

Call for ASSEMBLE Plus applications for access to facilities and research services at EU marine stations closes 9th February

The next call of the ASSEMBLE Plus Transnational Access programme closes on 9...

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

IPCC Report Card launch: Varied and far-reaching climate change impacts on UK coasts and seas

In the wake of the newly declared climate emergency, a major new publication by...

Posted on Jan 13, 2020

New IUCN report says the ocean is losing oxygen, threatening marine life and fisheries

A new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...

Posted on Jan 8, 2020

DASSHing through the snow, in a FAIR and open sleigh....

DASSH, the UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data has received an...

Posted on Dec 20, 2019

Maya Plass

The MBA appoints a new Head of Communications

The MBA is delighted to announce the appointment of Maya Plass to the new role...

Posted on Dec 16, 2019

Young Plymouth scientists shine at the International Conference of Young Marine Researchers

Eight Plymouth University students (six of whom are affiliated with the MBA) at...

Posted on Dec 6, 2019

Scientists complete largest global assessment of ocean warming impacts

A group of international marine scientists has compiled the most comprehensive...

Posted on Nov 26, 2019

Algae and invertebrates on a seabed off southwest England. Marine biodiversity represents a largely untapped source of raw materials for biotechnology.

The MBA one of 10 institutions supported by Wellcome funding for the Darwin Tree of Life project

An ambitious project to map the genomes of all life of the British...

Posted on Nov 8, 2019

Other updates

Participant Seabird and marine mammal sampling

Marine Science Camps 2019

Over 100 young people, mainly aged 16-18, took part in the 2019 Marine Science Camps programme. The six camps were...

Posted on Nov 13, 2019

world ocean day for schools

May 2019 YMB Blog

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

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 billboard campaign run by We Are Ocean...

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 the return of the very successful event: ‘...

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 project in Cornwall for an amazing weekend...

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

Crab Watch blog: 18 November 2018

The MBA education team held a crabbing competition at Sutton Harbour, in collaboration with @theboxplymouth , to...

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 who studied arthropods, molluscs and...

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 – you could be raising a free donation for...

Posted on Oct 2, 2018