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Jellyfish

Jellyfish inspire self-healing electronic skin

Jellyfish inspire self-healing electronic skin with the potential to reduce the millions of tonnes of electronic waste from broken mobile phones and tablets generated each year
iceberg

3 reasons why sea level is rising

What has caused a sea level rise of 80 mm in just the last 24 years?
space junk

Streets, Seas and Stars: Nightmares of Pollution

Scientists predict that the current rate of climate change will cause irreversible damage within 12 years. Industry, construction and pollution has ravaged the planet...
Coral reef

‘100 Years’ until Bleaching a Problem for Corals in Northern Red Sea

Warming seas around the world are threatening corals. But scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have noticed that corals in...

Deep-sea corals live thousands of years

Deep-sea corals are found on hard substrates on seamounts and continental margins worldwide at depths of 300 to around 3000 m. Deep-sea coral communities...

Corals in trouble by middle of this century

Nearly one-third of CO2 emissions due to human activities enters the world's oceans, making them less alkaline and affecting calcification of corals. By the middle of the century, corals at the Northern edges of the tropics will be in trouble with the Hawaiian island reefs will be among the first to feel the impact.
Unmanned Ocean Vehicles

Sailing drones are collecting data from the Arctic to the tropics

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help...
climate change - time to do something

Can we stop, or even reverse, climate change?

It would not be an overstatement to say that climate change is the greatest crisis facing the human race. The potential warming of our...
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...
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