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Tuna watching – bluefin are back in UK waters in numbers for the 5th successive year

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Cefas scientists have teamed up with the University of Exeter to map the distribution and movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna in UK waters.  The sightings are coming in thick and fast as the tagging season gets underway. The Atlantic bluefin …

“Elbow-deep in jellyfish”: using DNA sequencing to identify jellyfish feeding events

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Phil Lamb is investigating the use of DNA sequencing methods to better understand the jellyfish food web. Phil is a second-year Cefas/UEA Strategic Alliance PhD Student based in the School of Biological Sciences, UEA.   Fieldwork In carrying out my PhD research I found myself in …

Deciphering El Niño’s role in waterborne disease emergence

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Globe showing El Nino

Evidence is emerging that the devastating outbreaks of Vibrio disease recently witnessed in Latin America are linked to significant El Niño events. New research using the latest microbial and genomic tools is providing a fresh insight into how El Niño …