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Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta

Maldives Citizen Science aims to protect turtles

Of the seven species of marine turtles in the world, five species have been recorded in the Maldives. A new paper recommends stringent protection...
microbeads company ranking

Personal care products “still polluting oceans with microbeads despite company promises”

A ranking of the world’s 30 largest personal care companies, published today by Greenpeace, shows that big brands are failing to remove microplastics from...
Grey shark

More fish in Indonesia shark sanctuary but fishermen turning to crime

Good news for Indonesia's shark sanctuary: sharks and other fish are more abundant within zones with fishing restrictions according to a new study. Bad...
With the right mix of nutrients, phytoplankton grow quickly, creating blooms visible from space. This image, created from MODIS data, shows a phytoplankton bloom off New Zealand.

Iron fertilization won’t work in much of Pacific

Over the past half-million years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean has seen five spikes in the amount of iron-laden dust blown in from the continents....
Yellowfin Tuna

Tuna Industry calls for cut in Yellowfin Catch

Tuna companies and supermarkets have joined WWF in calling for better regulation of tuna fishing within the Indian Ocean. In a letter signed by...
Turtle by Patrick Meier IUCN Oceans Photographer of the Year 2016

IUCN Oceans Photographer of the Year 2016 now Open

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched its 2016 Oceans Photography contest. Photographers are invited to submit up to three photos...

GPS signal used for sat-navs could improve knowledge of ocean currents

For the first time sea level has been mapped from space with GPS reflections, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters by...
Deep sea exploration - xprize

$7 Million Prize for developing Ocean Explorer

A global competition is challenging teams to design an underwater vehicle to explore the deep sea. It must map the seafloor, produce images of...
Scuba Bestsellers 2015

Scuba Bestsellers of 2015

SCUBA Travel are pleased to release their annual list of the diving best-selling books and DVDs. Most of the books are either diving area...
Underwater glider with sensors

Data shared from 1,900 sensors in the Gulf of Mexico to be quality assured

Nineteen thousand sensors collect data in the Gulf of Mexico every day, feeding it back to researchers around the world. The information acquired is...