Conservation

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

YOUMARES – a conference run by, and dedicated to, budding and early-career marine scientists - is taking place in Germany this September. Simon Jungblut tells us more!

Migratory species - and Marine Protected Areas

Migratory species - and Marine Protected Areas

Marine protected areas often look to take care of species that don't move very much. Can migratory species which can travel vast distances benefit from protected areas as well?

Movement, dispersal, & my PhD

Movement, dispersal, & my PhD

In my last post I mentioned that I am starting a PhD.  I promised to tell you a little more about what my research will be looking at, so here we go!

Plastic (not) fantastic. The Ocean Plastic Pollution Problem

Plastic (not) fantastic. The Ocean Plastic Pollution Problem

Plastic pollution in any environment is without doubt unsightly, but the proliferation of plastics – particularly microplastics, throughout the World’s ocean has greater implications for marine life and humans than aesthetics alone.

How special is a ‘Special Area of Conservation?

How special is a ‘Special Area of Conservation?

With proposals being put forward to open up a Welsh Special Area of Conservation sparking controversy, I ask - What is so special about a Special Area of Conservation anyway?