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Zooplankton and the smell of microplastics
17 September 2020

The shape and smell of microplastics may influence whether they are eaten by tiny but vital marine zooplankton, a new study suggests.

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Monitoring ocean acidification from the sky
9 September 2020
PML's research into ocean acidification and its effects spans across scientific disciplines. One study from last year demonstrated how satellite techn...
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Global effort to investigate climate change using satellites
7 September 2020
PML researchers have contributed to a paper describing a new satellite-derived wave height dataset and produced research highlighting an innovative pr...
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Working together to help save Malaysian mangroves
3 September 2020
New research and information has been published highlighting the importance of the dynamic and productive mangrove habitats but also how working toget...
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New capability for developing environmental intelligence applications from satellite data
2 September 2020
The NERC Earth Observation Data and Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS) is pleased to announce the successful install of its state-of-the-art M...
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Crucial environmental benefits of Solent coast
26 August 2020
The Solent's coastal habitats provide the equivalent of over £1.1 billion in environmental benefits every year, according to a new study by rese...
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Blooming algae off the South West coast
21 August 2020
The last couple of weeks have seen a burst of biological activity off the south coast of the UK. From dolphin sightings to tuna shoals off Plymouth, o...
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MOSAiC reaches the North Pole of Perseverance
20 August 2020
On the 19th August MOSAiC, the largest Arctic research expedition in history, reached the North Pole. Even without COVID restrictions on travel, organ...
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Huge coccolithophore bloom spotted from space
11 August 2020
During June, many organisations were keeping an eye on a huge bloom of coccolithophore phytoplankton in the Channel, including NEODAAS, based at PML. ...
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Coastal cities expose seafloor to dangerous light pollution
30 July 2020
The global expansion of coastal cities could leave more than three quarters of their neighbouring seafloor exposed to potentially harmful levels of li...
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PML's latest Annual Review
29 July 2020
PML's latest Annual Review is now available to download. Find out about some of the research our scientists have been undertaking, as well as exciting...
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South West Marine Ecosystems 2019 Annual Report now published
22 July 2020
The South West Marine Ecosystems 2019 Annual Report has just been published and can be accessed on the SWME website. ...
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Marine environment vital for UK economy
20 July 2020
A new approach to understanding the UK's marine economy changes our understanding of its importance, suggesting that its contributions are double thos...
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Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea
18 July 2020
Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study that sho...
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Weather, time and phytoplankton blooms
16 July 2020

Computer models used to study important phytoplankton blooms can be affected by how often weather variables are input, a new study suggests.

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PML announces new Head of Science for Sea & Society
15 July 2020
PML is excited to announce the new Head of Science for Sea & Society, Professor Nicola Beaumont. ...
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Dr Tony Stebbing, BSc (Hons), PhD - In Memoriam
6 July 2020
Dr Anthony (Tony) Stebbing sadly passed away on the 2nd May from Covid-19 following a prolonged illness. Tony was aged 78 years and is survived by his...
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Virtual Ocean Dialogues
1 July 2020
The first ever completely virtual global conference for ocean action, the Virtual Ocean Dialogues, took part (1-5 June) with Plymouth Marine Laborator...
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Satellites powering global science
18 June 2020
A new study co-ordinated by PML highlights the accuracy of satellite observations of elevation over a range of water and ice surfaces, supporting cruc...