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The evolutionary origin of synapses and neurons

A new review article Evolutionary origin of synapses and neurons – Bridging the...

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Marine fungi © Michael Cunliffe

Looking into the functional roles of marine fungi

The functional roles that marine fungi fulfil are poorly understood,...

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Microbe scale diagram

How microbes access dilute nutrients in the open ocean

The most abundant organisms in the ocean are unicellular bacteria. Two species...

Posted on Sep 22, 2017

MBA Sepia

MBA Sepia trials 'Ocean Indicator'

Recently colleagues from the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (...

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

Community on a settlement panel similar to those used in the study

New technology in ecological research to predict how marine life will fare in warmer seas

A new paper published in the Proceedings of The Royal Society B...

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

Hyperiid Amphipod Jack Sewell
A benthic (living on or in the sea bed) amphipod.

What is a "sea flea"? Amphipods make the headlines!

Amphipods are small, shrimp-like invertebrates, and members of...

Posted on Aug 10, 2017

MCCIP Report Card 2017

The Marine Climate Change Impacts report makes a splash

A major assessment of climate change impacts on the UK marine environment over...

Posted on Aug 6, 2017

oar weed (Laminaria digitata)

Seaweeds succumb to viruses too!

Scientists from Plymouth are warning the UK kelp biofuel industry to beware of...

Posted on Aug 4, 2017

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