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Crown of thorns starfish, COTS

Divers kill crown-of-thorns starfish with vinegar whilst scientists unleash starfish-killing robot

Divers are killing crown-of-thorns starfish by injecting them with vinegar. Meanwhile, scientists are testing using starfish-killing robots rather than divers.
Sunscreens

Palau bans harmful sunscreens

Diving hotspot Palau is the world's first country to ban sunscreen lotion containing environmentally harmful ingredients.

40 Percent of Species Threatened with Extinction

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has found that two in five organisms are threatened with extinction. Large marine animals top the extinction...

Scientists Announce Top 10 New Species

Scientists at the International Institute for Species Exploration have put together a list of the Top 10 New Species described in 2007. Number one...

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...

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...
Turtle eating plastic bag

How to save the oceans at home and whilst travelling

We all want to protect the oceans from harm and conserve the dive sites we love, but it can be overwhelming knowing where to...
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...
Healthy coral reef

How to protect corals from climate change?

The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in...

Marine Census Discovers Many New Species

A host of record-breaking discoveries and revelations that stretch the extreme frontiers of marine knowledge were reported by the just-released Census of Marine Life...