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The Marine Biological Association

The charitable aims of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) are:

‘to promote scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea, including the environment on which it depends, and to disseminate to the public the knowledge gained.’

The MBA achieves these aims through its membership, through the work of the JMBA, through high quality research and through its education and outreach programmes. The MBA actively looks for members to support the work of the Association worldwide. If you would like to join the MBA as a member please visit our membership page.

The MBA was founded in 1884 and in 1888 opened the Plymouth Laboratory at Citadel Hill. The MBA has a well respected Council who help guide the work of our researchers; please see here for a list of current Council.

The Marine Biological Association is a registered charity, charity registration number 1155893.

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