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Scientists Reveal New Technique to Monitor Coral Reef ‘Vital Signs’

With the world’s coral reefs threatened by coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures and other factors, scientists have developed a new method to monitor the health of these underwater ecosystems.
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European fish are on the move with increasing temperature

We all have our favourite types of environment and weather.  Some love those warm, sunny days spent on a beach of golden sands.  Some...

Australia Creates World’s Largest Marine Park

Australia today announced the creation of the world's largest marine reserve, covering the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. Oil and gas exploration...
Orbicella faveolata coral by Verena Schoepf

Fat helps corals cope with global warming

Study reveals that corals which store fat are more able to survive bleaching events. When the water in which they live gets too warm, corals...

40 Percent of Species Threatened with Extinction

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has found that two in five organisms are threatened with extinction. Large marine animals top the extinction...
Deep Sea fish

Deep sea fish remove a million tonnes of CO2 every year from UK and...

Fish living in deep waters on the continental slope around the UK play an important role carrying carbon from the surface to the seafloor. It...

Mapping Coral Disease Clusters in the Caribbean

In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown...

Lotus Leaves inspire Net that could Clean Oil Spills

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil but lets water through and could help clean oil spills. The work was partly inspired by lotus leaves, whose bumpy surfaces naturally repel water but not oil.

Maldives to Become World’s Largest Marine Reserve

All 1192 islands of Maldives to become World's largest marine reserve: the first country in the world to protect entire sea.
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...