Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

45 articles found

UK scientists given key to unlock Earth's history

25 February 2021 2 min read

UK scientists given key to unlock Earth’s history | News | University of Portsmouth

Mass spectrometer

Enormous ancient fish discovered by accident A serendipitous discovery of a fossilised bony lung reveals a massive ancient fish.

15 February 2021 4 min read

Fossilised remains of a fish that grew as big as a great white shark and the largest of its type ever found have been discovered by accident.

an example of what a complete fish fossil coelacanth looks like

Mega microscope will help protect maritime history New funding will help care for some of the most important collections associated with UK maritime heritage

25 January 2021 4 min read

Nearly £100K of funding has been awarded to scientists to help ensure that Tudor warship the Mary Rose and other historic ships at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - as well as related artefacts such as boots, cannons and gold coins - are protected for years to come.

The wreck of the Mary Rose

A robotic revolution for urban nature Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife.

07 January 2021 3 min read

International research, involving over 170 experts including Dr Heather Rumble from the University of Portsmouth looked at how drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife

Man holding drone in a field

New dinosaur showed descendants how to dress to impress

14 December 2020 4 min read

New dinosaur showed descendants how to dress to impress | News | University of Portsmouth

Artist's impression of new dinosaur

New ‘sea dragon’ discovered off UK coastline

09 December 2020 3 min read

An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a new type of prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ on the beach of the UK’s Dorset coast.

seadragon

Fossil shark turns in to mystery pterosaur

10 November 2020 3 min read

Palaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK – a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before.

North African Alanqa

Beak bone reveals pterosaur like no other University of Portsmouth experts unearth some astonishing fossils from fieldwork in Morocco.

13 October 2020 4 min read

A new species of small pterosaur - similar in size to a turkey - has been discovered, which is unlike any other pterosaur seen before due to its long slender toothless beak.

Kiwi pterosaur Meg Jacobs2-800x400

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