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30% of Marine species at risk

As the number of marine species assessments increases, so does the number of species in danger. The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species...

Countries urged to protect coldwater corals

WWF-Canada have released a new study that identifies three coldwater coral "hotspots" off Newfoundland and Labrador and assesses the impact of fishing on these...

Endangered Bivalve, Pinna nobilis, Recovers Off Italy but Suffers in Greece

Pinna nobilis, the giant bivalve, is endangered. Although in some places it has historically been abundant, there has been a lack of up-to-date information...

Preserving deep-sea natural heritage

Human activity in the deep sea is extending ever deeper, with recent research showing that this environment is more sensitive to human and natural...
Acropora Table Coral. Photo credit: Tim Nicholson.

Creature of the Month: Table Coral, Acropora species

Table coral has a short, stout stem attached by a spreading base. Branches arise from the top of the stem and spread in a...

How fish punish queue jumpers

Fish use the threat of punishment to keep would-be jumpers in the mating queue firmly in line and the social order stable, a new...

Review: On-Line Coral Reef Course

Beautiful OceansCoral Reef Ecosystem & Food Web Course$59.55http://www.beautifuloceans.com/This new course for divers discusses the coral reef ecosystem and food web. It illustrates its points...

Healthy Coral Reefs Hit Hard by Warmer Temperatures

Coral disease outbreaks have struck the healthiest sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where for the first time researchers have conclusively linked disease severity...

Scientists Start Encyclopedia of Life

The world's scientists plan to document all 1.8 million named species on a web site for all to see.The project, called the Encyclopedia of...

Cuckoldry incites cannibalism: Male Fish eat offspring

When a male fish is uncertain that he is the father of a clutch of eggs, he is likely to eat those eggs, according...