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Cutpurse takes the gold!

Emerging from obscurity, ten previously unnamed British species – five of them marine – are now enjoying some long-awaited limelight...

Your chance to name a species

Five of the ten species in this year’s Name a species competition from Natural England are marine and include sea...

Bioblitz Mount Edgcumbe

Friday 30th September 2011, 2:30 pm - Mount Edgcumbe

Last year we found over 1,000 dierent species and we are hoping...

Gloves off: scientists chart Chinese mitten crab invasion

Become a nature detective and record the invasion of the alien Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in rivers of England...

Welcome to hotlips, zipperback and the gangly lancer

Ten species enter the English language for the first time as winners of the 2011 'Name a Species' competition are...

World's oceans in 'shocking' decline

The report was written by the panel of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO). One of...

Public urged to name Britain’s forgotten wildlife

Marine creatures stand out as Natural England and The Guardian launch a public competition to rescue unnamed British wildlife from...

3rd PMSP Spring Public Lecture: Professor Tim Lenton - 'Revolutions that made the earth'

Please be advised that the 3rd PMSP Spring Public Lecture, previously scheduled for 18th May will now be held on...

Site fidelity, homing and spawning migrations of flounder <i>Platichthys flesus</i> in the Tamar Estuary, South West England

ABSTRACT: Brand-marked flounder, Platichthys flesus (L.), were used to study migrations, site fidelity and homing ability of individuals in the...

An evening of talks on marine biology, a free event

This event is now fully booked

A free event organised by the Marine Biological Association for National Science and Engineering Week...

Snorkel Safari course at the Marine Biological Association

The Marine Biological Association is running Snorkel Safari Training courses in Spring 2011.

1. Introduction

Snorkelling allows people to observe marine life...

Presentations on Marine Aliens now Online

Following the highly successful joint meeting of the Linnean Society of London and the Marine Aliens II consortium, presentations from...

Free COWRIE offshore windfarms book

Copies of the recently published book "COWRIE, Understanding environmental impact of offshore windfarms" are available free of charge. MarLIN at...

Plastic bags in the sea – biofilms and buoyancy

Scientists at the Marine Biological Association have shown that the properties of plastic debris in the sea change once it...

The Marine Biological Association at Live n Deadly

The Marine Biological Association was at the BBC's Live n Deadly Roadshow in Plymouth city centre on Sunday 14th November,...

Guillet's goby found in Scotland

"A tiny fish the size of a grain of rice pudding has been found in Scottish waters for the first...

The Marine Aliens project

From Chinese mitten crabs digging away at river banks to sea squirts that smother the sea bed, it seems that...

Revamped Recording Blog

We've had a fantastic volunteer during August, Rachelle Long, who has been updating our recording blog. The blog will be...

Shore Thing e-newsletter

The first issue of the Shore Thing e-newsletter has been sent out to over 100 contacts.

If you would like to...

Climate change continues to impact UK waters

The Marine Biological Association is a member of the ARC work group that oversees the production of the MCCIP (Marine...

CRESH Project

Cephalopod Recruitment from English-Channel Spawning Habitats (CRESH) is an EU INTERREG IV collaborative project between French and English researchers and...

Blue Sound Project launched

Blue Sound is an exciting new project in Plymouth working to connect more people with the marine environment.

You can learn...

Recording Invasive Species Counts

Funded by Defra, the aims of the RISC project are to encourage interest in invasive non-native species, and to involve...

WWF UK Marine Update 62

Marine Update 62 is a summary of  WWF's Marine Health Check Update 2009 Report.  The report and Marine Update take...

Who's who in the world of fish

It’s not always easy to tell one fish from another – especially as there are probably well over 250 different...

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Hundreds of organisations and groups across the UK are joining together to play a part in the global awareness campaign,...

Experience wildlife at dusk
Nature@Sundown provides opportunities for...

Bioblitz on the BBC
The huge success of the Wembury Bioblitz has been reported on the BBC’s Spotlight program as well as on the...

Wembury Bioblitz
Welcome to Wembury Bioblitz – the first 24 hour wildlife survey of Wembury Bay! The Wembury Bioblitz is being run by...

MarLIN voted amongst the BBC's best wildlife websites
The BBC's Countryfile has voted MarLIN amongst its top wildlife websites. Receiving an extremely complimentary review the Marine Life Information...

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Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Database & Website Officer

Marine Aliens on the BBC
The BBC has a feature on Marine Aliens with a very informative piece by MarLIN's Jack Sewell. The article contains a...

Lyme Bay monitoring project
MarLIN is collaborating in a high profile Defra-funded project led by the University of Plymouth to monitor the ecological, fisheries...

MarLIN & the MBA on BBC Springwatch
Watch the BBC Springwatch special featuring...

MarLIN on Facebook - Join now
MarLIN now has...

Dossier of ecosystem structure and function

Aliens guide available to download
The Identification Guide for Selected Marine Non-native...

Funded bursary placements available
Are you intent on a fast-track into a career in UK nature conservation but have limited or no experience? ...

New edition of Seashore ID Guide available now.
New 2nd edition MarLIN Seashore ID guide is now available, featuring Laminaria ochroleuca and 14 stunning new species identification...

Deep-sea Conservation for the UK

SPLASH (Special Protection and Local Action for Species and Habitats) Web site now online.
SPLASH is a project to provide information on Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species. Four priority marine species and three priority...

MarLIN Recorders Forum now available online
Share views, ask questions and get...

Second edition of Indicator Species report now on line.
The second edition of 'Identification of seabed indicator species to support implementation of the EU Habitats and Water Framework Directives'...

Mineral wealth - Seabed Health. Boost for Plymouth Marine Science from gravel!
The Marine Biological Association and the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth have been awarded nearly 138,000 to develop an environmental...

Impact of human activities on benthic biotopes and species
Tyler-Walters, H. & Hiscock, K., 2005. Impact of human activities on benthic biotopes and species. Report to Department for Environment,...

English Channel towed sledge seabed images. Phase I: scoping study and example analysis.
Oakley, J. & Hiscock, K., 2005. English Channel towed sledge seabed images. Phase 1: scoping study and example analysis. Report...

Marine Aliens Web site now online.
Biological invasions (the movement of organisms beyond their natural range) have been widely documented in the marine environment and we...

Description, temporal variation, sensitivity and monitoring of important marine biotopes in Wales.
Tyler-Walters, H., Marshall, C., Hiscock, K., Hill, J.M., Budd, G.C., Rayment, W.J. & Jackson, A., 2005. Description, temporal variation, sensitivity...

Effects of fishing within UK European Marine Sites: guidance for nature conservation agencies.
Sewell, J. & Hiscock, K., 2005. Effects of fishing within UK European Marine Sites: guidance for nature conservation agencies. Report...

Members of the MarLIN team recently completed the 2005 'Marine Health Check' for WWF-UK
Hiscock, K., Sewell, J. & Oakley,J., 2005. Marine Health Check 2005. A report to gauge the health of the UK's...

Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Coasteering on Rocky Intertidal Habitats in Wales
Tyler-Walters, H., 2005. Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Coasteering on Rocky Intertidal Habitats in Wales. Report to Cyngor Cefn...