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.
Marine Scientist Michelle Devlin, was one of three Cefas ecology experts sent, at the request of the Mauritian Government, to support the country’s response to a devastating oil spill, after MV Wakashio containing 4,000 tons of fuel ran aground and …
One third of all animal protein produced on the planet comes from the water - half of this is from aquaculture.
To protect the health of our seas and oceans, we need to understand the level and impact of human pressures, such as fisheries, contaminants and eutrophication.
An underwater mountain double the height of the UK’s Ben Nevis has been added to a global map of the seafloor.
Cefas scientists are partnering with government officers, researchers and shark trade experts in Indonesia to enable identification and protection of endangered species among their shark products in trade.
More than 2 years after Henderson Island was found to have the 'world's highest’ recorded density of plastic rubbish scientists returned for another research expedition last June
Today is international women’s day! In celebration of the annual event we’re learning more about some of the female scientists in Cefas.
Find out what the team will be doing to study some of the remotest marine environments on Earth.
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 …