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Save the UK Marine Reserves

British environmental group, The Marine Conservation Society, needs the support of UK divers to convince the Government that marine conservation must be at the...
Fresh Fish Seafood In Market by Kittikun Atsawintarangkul

What is an endangered marine fish worth? Nothing in Canada.

Cost, and not threat status, governs the listing of imperiled fishes in Canada. In fact, if it costs anything at all to protect marine...

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...
Accidents at Sea

British Isles, Mediterranean and Coral Triangle Blackspots for Shipping Accidents

Some of the world's most iconic oceans are also the most at risk according to a new study on shipping accidents released by WWF....

Scientists Call for More Antarctic Ocean-Observing

Oceanographers call for more Antarctic Ocean observations as Antarctica's climate is changing faster than anywhere else on the planet.

Scientists Reveal First-Ever Global Map of Total Human Effect on Oceans

More than 40 percent of the world's oceans are heavily affected by human activities, and few if any areas remain untouched, according to the...
Boops in Posidonia meadow

Posidonia in Peril: Save the Seagrass Meadows

Posidonia oceanica, a species of seagrass, is often referred to as the “lungs of the Mediterranean” because the seagrass meadows absorb carbon dioxide and...

How Healthy are Mediterranean Rocky Reefs?

Intense exploitation over millennia has depleted Mediterranean Sea species from the large to the small. What would a ‘healthy’ Mediterranean rocky bottom look like? There are no pristine sites (i.e. undisturbed by humans) left in the Mediterranean against which to compare the health of current ecosystems. SCUBA divers surveyed the rocky reefs throughout the Med, from Morocco to Turkey.
Great Barrier Reef

How the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is working to save a natural wonder

Spanning 2,900km over 2,600 individual pieces of coral and 900 islands, and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is a world renowned marvel...

SCUBA Travel’s Book of the Year: Ocean of Life, How Our Seas are Changing

Did you know that almost all hand creams contains plastic granules, added as an exfoliant? These granules end up washed out to sea. Here...