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Microplastics in the Azores by Peter Charaf

Washing our Hands of Microbeads

There are nearly 3 trillion microbeads flushed down the drain every single year, polluting our lakes, rivers and oceans. Once these microbeads are in...
Unmanned Ocean Vehicles

Sailing drones are collecting data from the Arctic to the tropics

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help...
Several different vibrantly colored animals can bee seen in this image, taken at approximately 2240 meters (7350 ft), including an Anthomastus mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (Crinoids).

Weird and wonderful animals discovered in the deep sea

Okeanos Explorer completes latest expedition with fabulous photos and videos of extraordinary deep sea creatures.
Bleached coral on Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Brett Monroe Garner

Great Barrier Reef suffers extreme coral bleaching for the second year in a row

What we’re seeing is unprecedented - the reef is fighting for its life.
Coral Reef

Which sunscreens are safe for sea life?

It's a minefield trying to buy a sunscreen which doesn't harm the sea life. Even those trumpeting their green credentials are not always free from harmful chemicals and components. You have to read the label very carefully. So what are the nasties to look out for?
Frog Fish, Australia

70% of Great Barrier Reef tourists are rushing to visit before it goes

Tourists are hurrying to experience Australia's Great Barrier Reef before it's gone, says new report.
Diver taking part in Malta underwater survey

Oceana identifies hundreds of marine species in Malta

Oceana has concluded its at-sea research in Malta to explore deep-sea areas, underwater caves and sandbanks. The project, co-financed by the EU, is the most...
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...
Coral Reef

Malaysia creates its largest marine park

Malaysia has created the Tun Mustapha Marine Park - its largest yet. In the coral triangle, the new park will help protect almost 1...
Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic A group of hammerhead sharks swims over the sandy seafloor populated with garden eels at Darwin Island. These sharks are known for their ability to make sudden and sharp turns as the unique wide-set placement of their eyes allows them a vertical 360-degree view, which is ideal for stalking their prey.

Galapagos Islands Wolf and Darwin home to largest shark biomass in the world

More sharks live around the Galapagos Darwin and Wolf Islands than anywhere else on the planet