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

Giant squid © Thibaut Thellier

A giant squid (Architeuthis dux) off Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean: the greatest giant ever?

Evgeny Romanov, one of the authors of ‘ A giant squid (Architeuthis dux)...

Posted on Jan 5, 2018

ASSEMBLE Plus flyer

ASSEMBLE+ announces first call for access to marine infrastructure

The MBA is a partner in the Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures project...

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Richard Thomson © Plymouth University

MBA member awarded an OBE

A member of the Marine Biological Association has been awarded an OBE in...

Posted on Jan 2, 2018

Marine mycoplankton

€1.9m to open the ‘black box’ of marine fungi

MBA Research Fellow and Lecturer in Marine Microbiology at the University of...

Posted on Dec 22, 2017

Molecular mechanism of proteins involved in animal cell signalling characterized

A new article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry : "Evidence for a...

Posted on Dec 22, 2017

Westminster Hall
The MBA's Matt Frost (4th from right) among the intake of scientists at Westminster Hall for the Royal Society pairing scheme 2017.

From lab bench to backbench - MBA joins Royal Society pairing scheme

The MBA's Matt Frost is at Westminster this week, taking part in the Royal...

Posted on Dec 5, 2017

Declan Schroeder. Image Maya Pfaff
Dr Declan Schroeder sampling a bloom of microalgae.

Unlocking the microbiome - new report out now

The microbiome is the entire community of microbes within a habitat and the...

Posted on Nov 29, 2017

MCCIP report demonstrates collaborative science partnerships at COP23

In her speech during the COP23 conference in Bonn, MP Thérèse Coffey showed...

Posted on Nov 20, 2017

Other updates

Exciting ocean outreach activities revealed in the Sea Change project’s third project newsletter

The third issue of the Sea Change project newsletter presents the exciting...

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

Marine Biologist for a day

Another successful ‘Marine Biologist for a Day’ event for British Science Week 2017

Another very successful ‘Marine Biologist for a Day’ event for British Science...

Posted on Mar 24, 2017


Marine Biologist for a day is fully booked for this year.  

Marine Biologist for a day is fully booked for this year. Thank you to...

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

Harmful algal blooms

Harmful Algal Blooms - i Book launched

A marine science iBook entitled “Harmful Algal Blooms” has been launched as...

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

Young Marine Biologists

One Planet, One Ocean

Sea Change contributes to The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of...

Posted on Feb 14, 2017

Sea Change presentation at POGO

Sea Change Project Manager, Fiona Crouch, presents the work of Sea Change to...

Posted on Jan 24, 2017

Necora puber, velvet swimming crab, devil's crab

January 2017 YMB Blog

Welcome to 2017 and the January YMB Blog! Hello and Happy New Year YMB Members...

Posted on Jan 17, 2017

Sea Change competition winner visits MBA

The UK winner of an international competition to make a video about marine...

Posted on Dec 23, 2016