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Scientists Reveal First-Ever Global Map of Total Human Effect on Oceans

More than 40 percent of the world's oceans are heavily affected by human activities, and few if any areas remain untouched, according to the...

30% of Marine species at risk

As the number of marine species assessments increases, so does the number of species in danger. The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species...

Countries urged to protect coldwater corals

WWF-Canada have released a new study that identifies three coldwater coral "hotspots" off Newfoundland and Labrador and assesses the impact of fishing on these...

Endangered Bivalve, Pinna nobilis, Recovers Off Italy but Suffers in Greece

Pinna nobilis, the giant bivalve, is endangered. Although in some places it has historically been abundant, there has been a lack of up-to-date information...

Coral Reefs are Disappearing faster than Rainforests

The rate and extent of coral loss are greater than expected, American researchers have found. And the reduction of coral rapidly causes a...

Preserving deep-sea natural heritage

Human activity in the deep sea is extending ever deeper, with recent research showing that this environment is more sensitive to human and natural...

How fish punish queue jumpers

Fish use the threat of punishment to keep would-be jumpers in the mating queue firmly in line and the social order stable, a new...

Caribbean Corals in Danger of Extinction

Caribbean coral species are dying off, indicating dramatic shifts in the ecological balance under the sea, a new scientific study of Caribbean marine life...

Greenpeace Launches 7 Step Climate Campaign

Greenpeace are launching a 7 Step Climate Campaign, starting with what they consider the most outrageously wasteful of electrical household items: the incandescent light...

First Buoy to Monitor Ocean Acidification Launched

The first buoy to monitor ocean acidification has been launched in the Gulf of Alaska. Attached to the 3-metre-diameter buoy are sensors to measure...