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

Plankton sampling resumes in Gulf of Maine as survey awarded 4 year funding programme

The Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey has been running for nearly 90...

Posted on Oct 16, 2020

Roca Partida in the Revillagigedo National Park, Mexico. Image © Enric Sala.

The latest edition of The Marine Biologist magazine: how do we do science and relate to nature in a changing world?

Bringing you the latest in marine biological research, education, policy, and...

Posted on Oct 15, 2020

New MBA research quantifies UK kelp productivity

Fundamental understanding of the ecology of kelp forests is lacking in many...

Posted on Oct 4, 2020

World misses milestone for biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 report published by the UN Convention on...

Posted on Sep 21, 2020

Report on the marine ecosystems of south west England is out now

The South West Marine Ecosystems 2019 Annual Report is now available. The...

Posted on Jul 23, 2020

Dr Bill Langston (1951–2020)

Obituary Dr Bill Langston (1951–2020) The...

Posted on Jul 23, 2020

The first ever July edition of The Marine Biologist magazine is now on release!

We are proud to announce that the first ever July edition of The...

Posted on Jul 20, 2020

Artist impression of laboratory internal space. Copyright Burwell Architects.

The Marine Biological Association awarded £1.35-million Wolfson grant towards a new Marine Microbiome Centre of Excellence.

The Marine Biological Association has been awarded a £1.35-million...

Posted on Jul 10, 2020

Other updates

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

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 our oceans. We helped the children...

Posted on Aug 16, 2018

MBA Research Vessels

Salpa whose ship’s bell hangs above, was the sea-going facility of the Marine Biological Association from...

Posted on Jul 24, 2018

Make a Sea Change

Sea Change reports - the Sea Change project is coming to an end but wanted to refer to its great achievements over the...

Posted on Feb 22, 2018

MBA Bioblitz 2017

Lee Bay Biobllitz

We are very pleased to announce that our 2017 BioBlitz will be at Lee Bay, near Illfracombe, North Devon on the 22nd -...

Posted on Sep 22, 2017