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

Foreland Point in the Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone, on the south coast of Dorset in the eastern English Channel. Image © Guy Baker.

MPAs around England and Northern Ireland protect habitats that support resilience to climate change: new JNCC report

Earlier this month, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) released...

Posted on Jun 30, 2020

CPR Survey featured in The Guardian newspaper

The MBA's Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey featured recently in ...

Posted on Jun 29, 2020

New MBA research: evolutionary and adaptive insights into single-cell, microscopic fungi

Chytrids are widespread, single-cell, microscopic fungi that are important...

Posted on Jun 24, 2020

Climate change drives summer nutrient decrease and reduces productivity on the NE Atlantic continental shelf, new study says.

A widespread decline in summer abundance of the most nutritious plankton types...

Posted on Jun 8, 2020

Celebrating the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, 2021 - 2030

Introduction " The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem...

Posted on May 13, 2020

Marine biologist recognised by European funding for pioneering research

New smart-tag technology grant awarded to measure ocean predator...

Posted on May 13, 2020

Win-wins from seaweed and bivalve aquaculture

Restorative aquaculture projects in Southwest England The...

Posted on May 1, 2020

New paper in Nature Methods on the development of genetic tools in a range of protists

MBA scientists Glen Wheeler , Colin Brownlee , Andrea Highfield and Rowena...

Posted on Apr 9, 2020

Other updates

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

July 2017 YMB Blog

Welcome to the July 2017 YMB Blog! Hello YMB Members! I hope you will join me in celebrating the news I bring for you...

Posted on Jul 27, 2017


May 2017 YMB Blog

Welcome to the May 2017 YMB Blog! Hello YMB Members! We are still busy working behind the scenes planning the exclusive...

Posted on May 26, 2017

Beach Rangers

Plymouth celebrates World Ocean Day, Thursday June 8th

World Ocean Day is a global event to raise awareness of the wonder and importance of the ocean. The Marine Biological...

Posted on May 24, 2017

April 2017 YMB Blog

Welcome to the April 2017 YMB Blog! Hello YMB Members! You might be wondering why have we been so quiet with the YMB...

Posted on Apr 13, 2017