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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,...

Solar Powered Ship Reduces CO2 Emissions

As part of corporate efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from ocean-going vessels, Nippon Yusen KK and Nippon Oil are developing a system to partially...
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.

Fleet of robots maps ocean fronts

The robots will help us to understand and monitor how key issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, unsustainable fishing, pollution, waste, loss of habitats and biodiversity, shipping, security and mining are affecting global ocean sustainability and stewardship.

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...

Creature of the Month: Plumose Anemone

Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) occur in large numbers in good diving areas in temperate waters. They comprise a tall, smooth column topped with a...
Lionfish

Marine Invaders Threaten Galapagos

Increasing tourism and the spread of marine invasive non-native species is threatening the unique undersea life around the Galapagos Islands.
Orbicella faveolata coral by Verena Schoepf

Fat helps corals cope with global warming

Study reveals that corals which store fat are more able to survive bleaching events. When the water in which they live gets too warm, corals...
pelican

Factors of extinction and how some species are bouncing back

Humans, given their tendency to atrocity, have a preconceived notion that we have dominion over the earth and everything that’s in it - you...