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Climate Change to Cost Trillions if No Action Taken

The cost of global warming will run into trillions of pounds and the environmental and social costs will be incalculable, a survey has revealed....

How Noisy were Whales before Industrial Whaling?

Concern is growing that human-generated noise in the ocean disrupts marine animals that rely on sound for communication and navigation. In the modern ocean,...

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...

Rare Algae Saves Caribbean Coral

A rare opportunity has allowed a team of scientists to evaluate corals--and the essential, photosynthetic algae that live inside their cells--before, during, and after...

Diving – Enjoy, Not Destroy

In today's diving industry, the customer satisfaction, the return of business, the word of mouth and the competition for tips overrides environmental responsibility. Not for every dive center, not for every dive guide, but enough to see some frightful behaviour underwater.
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.
Coral reef, Red Sea, by Tim Nicholson of SCUBA Travel

Addressing the State of the Ocean’s Health (and Ways to Fix It)

There are five major issues in the oceans due to humans. What are they and how can we fix them?

Mediterranean Sharks Declining Fast

A new scientific study has concluded that sharks in the Mediterranean Sea have declined by more than 97 percent in abundance and “catch...

How Life on the Surface affects Life on the Seafloor

Analysis of a comprehensive database has revealed strong links between biological productivity in the surface oceans and patterns of biomass and abundance at the...
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...