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Plankton observations, microscopic creatures with global influence: how we use small ocean life to monitor the health of seas the life they support

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Magnified images of Plankton

Microscopic plankton form the base of the marine food webs. Yet they are often the “forgotten” element in marine ecosystems despite having the critical role of supporting all other life. Cefas’ plankton scientists maintain long-term observational records of marine plankton alongside developing new technologies to improve monitoring of this key collection of organisms.

UK agencies tackling antimicrobial resistance internationally

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) takes place this week, 18-24th November 2020, and aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices to avoid further emergence and spread of drug-resistant microbes. Cefas’ lead on antimicrobial …

Developing the first trunk identification guide for CITES-listed species: Identifying headless, finless sharks

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The challenge of identifying shark trunks Trade of shark meat has increased substantially over the last decade and in Indonesia shark meat consumption is at an all-time high, providing an important source of local protein to coastal communities. As well …

Training the trainers: safeguarding international trade in threatened shark species in Indonesia

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shark fins across the ground

As the new year dawned and monsoon rains deluged Jakarta, spirits were not dampened as a team of internationally renowned scientists and 20 enthusiastic shark product inspectors were heading to the Indonesian capital to collaborate on the long-anticipated ‘training the …