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Grey Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

Divers monitor reef shark numbers as accurately, and cheaper, than automated tracking tools, a study suggests. Shark populations are thought to be declining globally, but...

Orange-face butterflyfish, Chaetondon larvatus, are common in the central Red Sea from Hurghada south. They feed exclusively on table coral (Acropora) where they...

Dominica has rejected criticism that its vote on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was up for sale, after the prime minister returned from Japan...

Is it important that global warming turns fish deaf? Yes. For coral reef fish, sound is vital for them to judge where to settle...
micro-plastic

Many, if not most, cosmetic companies are posing an unnecessary threat to the oceans with the tiny plastic micro-granules they add to their products...
Cuttlefish and 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...

Scientists are to measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of devices that harness tide and wave energy using sonar technology that...
Bullethead Parrotfish, Chlorurus sordidus

Jobs, ecotourism and diving industries can benefit from having a diverse supply of weed-eating fish on the world’s coral reefs, scientists say. Despite their small size, relative to the sharks and whales that often get more attention, herbivorous fish play a vital role in maintaining the health of coral reefs, which support the livelihoods of 500 million people worldwide, according to a study published this month in the journal Ecology.

Intense exploitation over millennia has depleted Mediterranean Sea species from the large to the small. What would a ‘healthy’ Mediterranean rocky bottom look like? There are no pristine sites (i.e. undisturbed by humans) left in the Mediterranean against which to compare the health of current ecosystems. SCUBA divers surveyed the rocky reefs throughout the Med, from Morocco to Turkey.
Sustainable seafood

Survey of 9000 people finds that people around the world want to eat sustainably fished seafood.