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Scientists Reveal New Technique to Monitor Coral Reef ‘Vital Signs’

With the world’s coral reefs threatened by coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures and other factors, scientists have developed a new method to monitor the health of these underwater ecosystems.

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,...

Countries urged to protect coldwater corals

WWF-Canada have released a new study that identifies three coldwater coral "hotspots" off Newfoundland and Labrador and assesses the impact of fishing on these...

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...
Snapper

From Nursery Mangroves to Coral Reefs: Tracking Fish

It has long been thought that coral fish start life in a coastal nursery, such as mangrove or seagrass, before migrating to a coral reef. Fish use a variety of nursery habitats and may migrate very long distances from coastal wetlands across deep open water. This implies that it isn’t enough to protect adult habitat on coral reefs. Habitats that supply those reefs and the migration corridors that connect them also need protection.
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Australians urged to petition for National Plastic Bottle Deposit Scheme

Every year 7 billion drinks containers are littered or landfilled in Australia. Campaign group “Kicking the Can” are asking Australians to sign a petition...
Diver taking part in Malta underwater survey

Oceana identifies hundreds of marine species in Malta

Oceana has concluded its at-sea research in Malta to explore deep-sea areas, underwater caves and sandbanks. The project, co-financed by the EU, is the most...
Jellyfish

Jellyfish inspire self-healing electronic skin

Jellyfish inspire self-healing electronic skin with the potential to reduce the millions of tonnes of electronic waste from broken mobile phones and tablets generated each year

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...

Seals help unlock ocean secrets

Sensors developed by the University of St Andrews have been employed by Antarctic researchers to collect otherwise inaccessible information about the climate. The...