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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...
Whale shark by Tim Nicholson

Ningaloo Reef On World Heritage List

UNESCO adds Ningaloo reef in Western Australia to its World Heritage List. One of the longest near-shore reefs in the world, Ningaloo Reef hosts annual whale shark gatherings and is home to numerous marine species including a wealth of turtles.
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Lush Latest Company to Phase Out Harmful Plastic Granules

Many, if not most, cosmetic companies are posing an unnecessary threat to the oceans with the tiny plastic micro-granules they add to their products...
Several different vibrantly colored animals can bee seen in this image, taken at approximately 2240 meters (7350 ft), including an Anthomastus mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (Crinoids).

Weird and wonderful animals discovered in the deep sea

Okeanos Explorer completes latest expedition with fabulous photos and videos of extraordinary deep sea creatures.
Beluga whales in the pack ice in West Greenland. Ships using the Northwest Passage would travel through Baffin Bay off Greenland's west coast.

Which marine mammals are most at risk from increased Arctic ship traffic?

The most vulnerable marine mammals were found to be narwhals. These animals migrate through parts of the Northwest Passage to and from their summertime habitats.

CO2 emissions harm jumbo squid

The elevated carbon dioxide levels expected to be found in the world’s oceans by 2100 will likely lead to physiological impairments of jumbo (or...

Maldives to Become World’s Largest Marine Reserve

All 1192 islands of Maldives to become World's largest marine reserve: the first country in the world to protect entire sea.
SENSOR SNIFFS OUT METHANE IN DEEP-SEA VENTS AND COWS

Sensor sniffs out methane in deep-sea vents and cows

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat about 20 times more effectively than carbon dioxide. Understanding the sources of methane, and how...

Offshore wind farming is the most underrated source of renewable energy

In recent years, more and more attention has been given to renewable energy sources in contrast to the traditionally oversought crude oils, natural gases...

Mexico Passes Shark Finning Ban

In a surprising move, the Mexican government has published sweeping new regulations and protections for sharks, including a shark finning ban, an extension of...