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40 Percent of Species Threatened with Extinction

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has found that two in five organisms are threatened with extinction. Large marine animals top the extinction...

International Sea Turtle Swimway Proposed

The world’s top sea turtle experts are calling on both the United States and Mexico to provide more protection for the Kemp’s ridley sea...

New Hammerhead Shark Found

When the genetic make-up of globally distributed marine species are studied, it is often found that there are significant differences between populations. The differences...

Butterfly Fish Grow Fastest in First Year

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

Movements of whale sharks tagged at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) aggregate seasonally (March-June) to feed in coastal waters off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. According to research published in the...

NASA Helps Researchers Diagnose Coral Bleaching at Great Barrier Reef

An international team of scientists are working at a rapid pace to study environmental conditions behind the fast-acting and widespread coral bleaching currently plaguing...

Tiny Nation Creates World’s Third-Largest Marine Reserve

The tiny Republic of Kiribati, in the Pacific, has created the world's third-largest marine reserve. The Phoenix Islands Protected Area bans commercial fishing...

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...

Top 100 Dives of the World

The list of the world's top 100 dive sites, as voted for by SCUBA Travel readers, is now updated. The Yongala (a wreck in...

Delay in Decompression Treatment Doesn’t Influence Outcome, Study Says

A study by the University of Hawaii into treatment of diving accident victims, found that a delay in starting treatment did not influence outcome....