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Snorkeller killed by shark at St Johns, Egypt

A female French tourist was attacked and killed by a shark while snorkelling at the Saint John's reefs in the Red Sea. The first...

Protecting the oceans makes economic sense

Protecting the oceans through marine protected areas can provide higher and more sustained income through tourism and controlled fisheries than continued exploitation. This is...
North Atlantic Right Whale, Mother and Calf

Endangered right whales found where they were thought extinct

Using a system of underwater hydrophones that can record sounds from hundreds of miles away, a team of scientists has documented the presence of...

Manage corals and minimise climate change

A better assessment of the threats to coral reefs along with improved management will give corals a much higher chance of survival in the...

New initiative to reduce shark deaths

Today, the Shark-Marina, a not-for-profit company launches its strategy to prevent the deaths of millions of vulnerable and endangered species of shark. The...
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...

World’s Largest Leatherback Turtle Population Found

An international team of scientists has identified a nesting population of leatherback sea turtles in Gabon, West Africa as the world's largest.The research, published...

Caribbean Big Fish Disappearing

Sharks, barracuda and other large predatory fishes disappear on Caribbean coral reefs as human populations rise, endangering the region's marine food web and ultimately...

Ocean-Going Robotic Submarine Returns

Scientists are celebrating the first successful deployment and retrieval in Australia of a remotely controlled, deep ocean-going robotic submarine destined to play a central...

Antarctic marine biodiversity data now online

New web portal provides free and open access to information on antarctic marine species. The SCAR-MarBIN portal lets users browse, see and search different...