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USA Creates Three Marine Protected Areas in Pacific

As one of his last acts in office President Bush has designated three areas of the Pacific Ocean, covering nearly 200000 square miles, as...

Top Ten Diving Books and DVDs of 2008

SCUBA Travel are pleased to release their list of the 2008 best selling diving books and DVDs. For the fifth consecutive year, The Dive...

CO2 emissions harm jumbo squid

The elevated carbon dioxide levels expected to be found in the world’s oceans by 2100 will likely lead to physiological impairments of jumbo (or...

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....