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Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic A group of hammerhead sharks swims over the sandy seafloor populated with garden eels at Darwin Island. These sharks are known for their ability to make sudden and sharp turns as the unique wide-set placement of their eyes allows them a vertical 360-degree view, which is ideal for stalking their prey.

Galapagos Islands Wolf and Darwin home to largest shark biomass in the world

More sharks live around the Galapagos Darwin and Wolf Islands than anywhere else on the planet
Derelict vessels identified for removal in the Charleston Harbor watershed. The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium’s received funding to remove derelict vessels to help improving both the safety of navigable waterways and the health of essential fish habitat. (Credit: With permission from the South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources, Peter Kingsley Smith).

NOAA funds marine debris clean-up

NOAA, the US's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has awarded nearly $1.4 million to groups across the United States to remove marine debris from...
Healthy coral reef

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...
blue whale

Migrating blue whales rely on memory to find prey

Meaning it could be difficult for whales to adapt if climate change causes food availability to deviate strongly from the whales' expectations.

Scientists call for end to Deep Sea Fishing

Tax payers subsidise deep sea fishing which is causing profound, lasting damage to fishes and life on the seafloor. Many deep-sea fish populaters around the world are collapsing, including sharks.

Swarms of ocean robots to monitor oil spills

Swarms of miniature robotic ocean explorers that could one day help predict where ocean currents will carry oil spills, and which marine areas should...
Crown butterflyfish, Chaetodon paucifasciatus

Crown Butterflyfish is Creature of the Month

Crown Butterflyfish (Chaetodon paucifasciatus) is an indicator species of healthy hard coral.
Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch shows you ships fishing in protected areas

In the last 60 years the fishing industry have caught nine out of every ten large fish. That's only 10% of large fish like...
Plastic

What would happen for the oceans if third world countries could turn plastic into...

The world has been dramatically changed as a result of the introduction of plastic, used for everything from packaging to products, plastic has invaded...
Beluga whales in the pack ice in West Greenland. Ships using the Northwest Passage would travel through Baffin Bay off Greenland's west coast.

Which marine mammals are most at risk from increased Arctic ship traffic?

The most vulnerable marine mammals were found to be narwhals. These animals migrate through parts of the Northwest Passage to and from their summertime habitats.