Promoting environmental and human health

It has been shown that there is a connection between a healthy marine environment and healthy human societies. PML scientists are working at the interface between natural and social sciences in order to understand the consequences and benefits of the interactions between society and the marine environment in order to improve the outcomes and support sustainable and responsible ocean stewardship.
Mussels in an aquaculture environment

Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector worldwide and is likely to play a large role in supporting future food security of the...

A shoal of fish underwater

Biodiversity

Healthy, productive and resilient marine ecosystems are essential to us as they provide economic, scientific, environmental, cultural and...

Fishing boats in the harbour at Brixham

Food security

One of the greatest challenges facing our world is how to feed an ever-increasing global population in a context of climate change, economic...

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Marine plastic has a cost to humans too

Following hot on the heels of the recognition that plastics entering the ocean have an impact on its marine life, scientists have now revealed, for the first time, that plastic floating in the sea is costing human society hundreds if not thousands of billions of dollars eve...

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Seaweeds can attract friends and keep away enemies

Two biologists from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) have shown for the first time that an aquatic plant (macrophyte) uses surface-based chemicals to specifically cultivate microbes on its surface that protect th...

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Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea

Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study that shows that spending time in marine and coastal environments has positive benefits on health and well-being.

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