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Fertility Technology Could Pinpoint Oil Leaks at Sea

Technology developed to detect fluorescence for fertility monitors and pregnancy tests could be used for early detection of oil leaks at sea.
Coral reef

Malaysia to extend marine protected areas around Sabah

In the coral triangle, Sabah is home to some of the best diving in the world. The famous diving areas of Sipadan and Mabul islands are off the coast of eastern Sabah, with Layang Layang in the west. The MPAs will further increase the marine diversity in the area.
Seagrass

Seagrass meadows crucial for world’s biggest fisheries

New research shows that a fifth of the world's biggest fisheries depend upon healthy seagrass meadows. The meadows are also crucial for small-scale...

Seals to keep watch on remote Antarctic glacier

Two species of seals will help keep watch on a huge glacier in West Antarctica that is at risk of collapse.

Butterflyfish Decline with Coral

Australian scientists have found evidence that climate change may play havoc with fish populations.Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies...

EU launches shark protection plan

The European Commission has launched a Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. The aim is to rebuild shark stocks and...

Isle of Man Finally gets a Marine Nature Reserve

Ramsey Bay has been designated as the Isle of Man's first Marine Nature Reserve. The area will be protected from damaging activities, fisheries will be...
Accidents at Sea

British Isles, Mediterranean and Coral Triangle Blackspots for Shipping Accidents

Some of the world's most iconic oceans are also the most at risk according to a new study on shipping accidents released by WWF....
Coral Crab

SCUBA Divers cause coral disease and damage – it’s official

SCUBA diving and snorkelling are amongst the fastest growing tourism sectors. The increasing numbers mean many more people are aware of the beauty and...

The looming threat to our oceans

In January 2018, British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her plan to tackle the growing tide of plastic waste filling the ocean. The proposals...