Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers would have turned 200 in May & today marks the 120th anniversary since his death. Learn about his life & legacy here!
Marine Scientist Monday
Step aside Mitch Buchannon, there's a new Lieutenant Lifeguard, er, marine chemist in town, keeping a watchful eye over marine pollution!
Ever wonder what an Emperor does? Emperor things, of course. With a dash of marine biology, at least in the case of Hirohito!
American embryologist Ethel Brown was known for her critical findings on cell division using sea urchins & the discovery of the 'organiser' phenomenon
A zoologist passionate about plankton, Hardy invented the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) and his research formed the basis of the CPR Survey
A prominent marine zoologist, J. Hjort provided insights into fish populations & more, and, fun fact, was the practical inventor of ’shrimp fishery'!
Oscar Hertwig and Hermann Fol turned to marine creatures to uncover the 'birds and the bees' and reproduction. Sounds like the stork's out of a job!
One of marine science's greats, passed away on April 29th, 2021, at the age of 94. A life well-lived & devoted to a special animal: worms!
It all started with a beer - beer deterioration under light, that is. Selig Hecht & George Wald devoted their careers to understanding how light works
The song may go ‘Love is in the air’, but marine biology, thanks to Osamu Shimomura, has shown us that ‘bioluminescence is in the sea’!
Manton revolutionised the study of algae using the electron microscope & is known for her work revealing cilia structure & function of Golgi apparatus
Freud may be most famous for founding psychoanalysis. But get this! He was also an ichthyologist & carcinologist (a fish and crustacean studying man)!
Legislative changes in the UK in 1918-19 encouraged women to take up university study, creating a group of scientific stars including Mary Parke
For International Women's Day, we bring you Ida Hydes, a woman who brought other women to the 'scientific table'
For his 191st birthday, we bring you Charles Wyville Thomson, chief scientist on The Challenger & renowned marine biologist, zoologist, oceanographer
In celebration of his 180th birthday, Ibon Cancio brings to you John Murray: oceanographer, founder of SAMS & Jekyll-Hyde personality?!
Guest author Ibon Cancio introduces us to Charles Richet, Nobel Prize winner for his work on anaphylaxis
Meet Ernest Everett Just, the 'Black Apollo' of fertilisation research and marine biology, brought to you by Ibon Cancio
This week we learn about Sofia Pereiaslavtseva, a pioneering woman in marine zoology and the management of research institutions
For this Monday's marine scientist post, guest editor Ibon Cancio brings us one of marine biology's most infamous greats: Darwin!
Ibon Cancio from EMBRC Spain sheds some light on the contribution of Aristotle to marine biology
Model Organism of the Month
The catshark, or small spotted dogfish, is a promising model organism candidate. Why? Its small size, easy lab maintenance & abundance in Europe.
The seahorse: it might not come to mind when you think of model organisms, but it has potential interesting applications!
The octopus is certainly a smarty pants! Its extreme intelligence makes it a cornerstone in cognitive & behavioural studies. Learn more here!
While the word 'lice' might have you scratching your head, sea lice are a completely different parasite! They can teach us loads about immune response
Used in ecotoxicology, cryopreservation, developmental biology and more, sea urchins are multi-tasking (yet prickly!) model organisms
We’re rolling out a new campaign to highlight model organisms from the sea: what they are, how they’re being used in research, their impact & more
The Sea and Me
Marine biologists filmed octopuses throwing punches at fish in the Red Sea. Could be a way to show them who's boss!
Did you know that horseshoe crabs’ milky-blue blood is key to making COVID-19 vaccine?!
Today's topic: vaccines and a little-known product called squalene - aka shark liver oil. What's it doing in vaccines? It acts as a boosting agent, or...
Today we focus on the ocean’s contributions to human health. Did you know that many of the ocean’s treasures have served as models for human...
The sea may hold the answer to diagnosing (and treating or even curing?!) COVID-19 and other medical conditions.
Sea water and sea air contain a mineral called iodine which has multiple benefits for human health, from acting as a bactericide to healing wounds and...
EMBRC is rolling out a campaign called #SeaAndMe to raise awareness of how the sea/marine life is related to our everyday lives. Every Monday tell us...