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European Sea Anemones

State of Europe’s seas getting worse

Europe is woefully behind in its ambition of achieving a 'good environmental status' of our seas by 2020, according to a report published today...
Cup of Tea

Which tea bags are free of plastic?

Updated 15 October 2019 It came as a surprise to most people to learn that tea bags contained plastic. The plastic in question is polypropylene,...

Turtle hatchery established in North Sulawesi

The North Sulawesi Watersports Association (NSWA)has long been aware that the Sea Turtles, which are attracted to the long sandy beaches of Bunaken Marine...

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2009 Low

The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the third-lowest recorded since satellites began measuring sea ice...
Rich cold-water coral reef in the Whittard Canyon area by the Isis ROV

Scientists unveil first maps of deep sea corals

Proposed marine protected areas will cover just 30% of the UK’s deep sea coral reefs and 3% of the sponge fields, according to the first-ever set of maps detailing where vulnerable deep-sea habitats are likely to be found in the North East Atlantic.
Seahorse app

App Helps Seahorse Research

Marine conservationists have launched a smartphone app in the hope of discovering new information about some of the ocean’s most mysterious and threatened animals...
microbeads company ranking

Personal care products “still polluting oceans with microbeads despite company promises”

A ranking of the world’s 30 largest personal care companies, published today by Greenpeace, shows that big brands are failing to remove microplastics from...
Coral Reef

Equatorial coral reefs less affected by global warming

Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally. Whenever sea temperatures rise in an area, coral reefs degrade. However, a new study has found that...

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...