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Marine Biological Association is granted a Royal Charter

National BiodiversityBiological diversity in an environment as indicated by numbers of different species of plants and animals. Network (NBN) News, March 2014, reports: “All life on Earth depends on the ocean. The question that is underlying much research into life in the seas is how they can satisfy mankind’s demands for resources whilst continuing to […]

Removing large fish from wild stocks damages their gene pool

Scientists have warned that a fishing rethink is needed after finding that catches of big fish trigger a rapid change in the geneA string of the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule that is the fundamental unit of inheritance, so it is variations in the make up of this molecule in the gene that controls variations in […]

Addressing the most pressing marine science questions

From the National Oceanography Centre of the NERC comes a paper entitled ‘Prospectus addresses most pressing marine science questions’ listing the most pressing marine environmental issues that need to be addressed over the next twenty years. The treatise has been composed by a group of young scientists based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, and […]