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USA Creates Three Marine Protected Areas in Pacific

As one of his last acts in office President Bush has designated three areas of the Pacific Ocean, covering nearly 200000 square miles, as...

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...

Mapping Coral Disease Clusters in the Caribbean

In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown...

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...
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...
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.

USA gets a "C minus" for protecting oceans

The USA made modest progress in 2006 on ocean policy reform, but the progress that has been made is jeopardized by a lack of...

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...
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3 reasons why sea level is rising

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

Loss of small fish may be starving the oceans

According to a report by Oceana, there is widespread malnutrition in fish, marine mammals and seabirds because of the global depletion of the small...