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Fifth of corals dead: only emission cuts can save the rest, says IUCN

The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status.The report, released by...

Egypt plans world’s first underwater museum

A new museum, the first of its kind, is to be built partly above and partly under water. The submerged part of the complex...

Computers decide when to stop searches at sea

Researchers at Portsmouth University and the US Coast Guard are working together to develop a computer model that will predict how long someone will...

Sea snakes drink only freshwater

Sea snakes may slither in saltwater, but they sip the sweet stuff.So concludes a University of Florida zoologist in a paper appearing this month...

Oceans predict climate change

Ecologists and oceanographers are attempting to predict the future impacts of climate change by reconstructing the past behavior of Arctic climate and ocean circulation.In...

The Secrets of Effective Communication beneath the Sea

An acoustic signal is sent horizontally through ocean waters from one point to another. Along the way the sound is bouncing off a “ceiling”...

Humpback whale on road to recovery

Some large whale species, including the humpback, are now less threatened with extinction, according to the cetacean update of the 2008 IUCN Red List....

Dominica’s Dive Fest celebrates 15 years

Dominica’s Dive Fest, the Caribbean’s longest running scuba diving festival, encourages visitors to discover the beautiful landscapes and colourful marine life within the island’s...
Thistlegorm

Conservation work starts on the Thistlegorm

Conservation work has now started on the SS Thistlegorm off the Red Sea coast of Egypt. The intense operation to install moorings and air-escape...

Scientists develop artificial coral reef in Red Sea

Israeli and Jordanian scientists has developed the Red Sea's first artificial coral reef. Take a dive off the coast of Eilat these days and...