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Western Australia to Protect Whales with Marine Park

The state government of Western Australia is creating a marine park to protect and manage a key nursery of the world's largest humpback whale...

Corals in trouble by middle of this century

Nearly one-third of CO2 emissions due to human activities enters the world's oceans, making them less alkaline and affecting calcification of corals. By the middle of the century, corals at the Northern edges of the tropics will be in trouble with the Hawaiian island reefs will be among the first to feel the impact.
salmon

‘Shocking’ 95% Decline of Fish Populations

Populations of numerous migratory fish species - those that move between freshwater and saltwater during the course of their lives - have declined by...

Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

Half a century after the last earth-shattering atomic blast shook the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the corals are flourishing again. Some coral species, however,...

2011 is the Year of the Turtle

Turtle conservation groups are designating 2011 as the Year of the Turtle. The sex of some species of turtles is determined by the temperature of...
Cuttlefish and Camouflage

Cuttlefish – Master of Camouflage

What makes the Cuttlefish so good at controlling its colour and blending in with its surroundings? This month scientists at Harvard University and the...
Sawfish

Extinction Threatens Quarter of Sharks and Rays

A quarter of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction. Large, shallow-water species are at most risk. The Indo-Pacific, particularly the Gulf of Thailand, and the Mediterranean Sea are the two ‘hotspots’ where the depletion of sharks and rays is most dramatic. The Red Sea is also home to a relatively high number of threatened sharks and rays.

A million tonnes of North Sea fish discarded every year

A million tonnes of fish and other sea creatures caught in the North Sea are thrown overboard every year, according to a new report...

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...

Cyclone Larry Benefits Barrier Reef Corals

Cyclone Larry, which has hit Queensland, has done little physical damage to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and may even do it some good. Ove...