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Killer Whale

Several species of Killer Whale, scientist say

It has long been thought that there were several types of killer whales. Now scientists are recommending that at least three be reclassified as separate species.
SCUBA Fish Count

Silent divers count more fish

SCUBA divers underestimate the amount of life in heavily-fished areas, a study suggests. Scientists from Australia compared fish counts by SCUBA divers—who produce noisy...
Green Turtle

Warming seas stop turtles basking

Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. Naturalists as...
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) by David Cook

Tagging Seals Improves Ocean Weather Forecasts

Elephant seals improve weather forecasts by up to 6%. Real time data from tagged animals being used by UK's Met Office.
Great white shark

Great White Sharks Live more than 70 Years

Great white sharks may be among the longest-lived fishes. New study finds the shark can live over three times longer than previously estimated, which may mean it is even more vulnerable than thought.
Global temperature rise

Data shows no slowdown in global warming – 2014 hottest year on record

Contrary to recent reports that there has been a hiatus in global warming, with improvements in measurements scientists conclude that the rate of warming over the first 15 years of this century has, in fact, been as fast or faster than that seen over the last half of the 20th century. 2014 was the hottest year on record.

The Extraordinary Bull Shark is our Creature of the Month

One of the extraordinary things about bull sharks is that they are as happy in freshwater as they are in the sea. They have...
Divers Decompressing

Hole-in-the-heart closure reduces risk of decompression sickness in divers

Closing a hole in the heart (a pfo) reduces the risk of decompression sickness by eliminating bubbles in the arteries after a dive
Lionfish

Lionfish begin invasion into Mediterranean Sea: Cyprus already colonised

Scientists urge divers to remove lionfish whent they see them in the Mediterranean as they are a huge threat to native species
Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus

Basking shark mystery solved

Once thought of as a strictly cool-water species, basking sharks migrate to tropical waters each winter, according to research published in the June 2009...