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Boops in Posidonia meadow

Posidonia in Peril: Save the Seagrass Meadows

Posidonia oceanica, a species of seagrass, is often referred to as the “lungs of the Mediterranean” because the seagrass meadows absorb carbon dioxide and...
Hammerhead sharks

Shark Fin Sales Halved in China

Good news at last for sharks: prices and sales of shark fin are falling in China by 50-70% according to a report by WildAid.
Several different vibrantly colored animals can bee seen in this image, taken at approximately 2240 meters (7350 ft), including an Anthomastus mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (Crinoids).

Weird and wonderful animals discovered in the deep sea

Okeanos Explorer completes latest expedition with fabulous photos and videos of extraordinary deep sea creatures.

Which reef life communities are most vulnerable to global warming?

A 100 years from now, all the species in many marine communities will be lost and replaced by new species able to tolerate warmer...

Global warming turns fish deaf

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

Most Corals Can’t Survive Global Warming

Many corals rely on their symbiotic algae for survival. Under stress (such as higher temperatures) these algae are expelled, resulting in coral bleaching. It...
Spinner Dolphin by Tim Nicholson of SCUBA Travel

Scientists find parabens in dolphins – cosmetics to blame

Cosmetic preservatives found in dolphins, sea otters, polar bears and seven other types of marine mammal. Parabens and their byproducts can act like oestrogen in animals.

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...

Greenpeace confronts Mediterranean Tuna Fishermen

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has headed off to sea on a campaign to defend the Mediterranean and halt destructive bluefin tuna fishing operations....
Removing top predators, like sharks and groupers, doesn’t help smaller reef fish. Photo is of Big Eye by Tim Nicholson

Removing top predators doesn’t help smaller reef fish

Removal of large predators through fishing has been suggested to help the populations of smaller fish.