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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.
Under the Sea

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....

New Species of Squid Found

Scientists have discovered a new, large, species of squid in the Indian Ocean. The squid was found during a seamounts cruise in the southern Indian Ocean. Seamounts are typically deep, steep-sided, extinct volcanoes which are extremly important for life in the oceans.

The looming threat to our oceans

In January 2018, British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her plan to tackle the growing tide of plastic waste filling the ocean. The proposals...

Environmentalists condemn Danish dredging in marine protected areas

Danish government approves dredging in marine reserve, to environmental organisation's dismay: it will take years for bottom dwelling creatures to recover.

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2009 Low

The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the third-lowest recorded since satellites began measuring sea ice...
Mauve Stinger Jellyfish, Pelagia noctiluca, by Andrew Reay-Robinson

Killer Robots Slash Jellyfish

Korean researchers test jellyfish-killing robots. Jellyfish cause the fishing industry to lose money by breaking fishing nets. They sting swimmers. They block the seawater cooling systems of power plants. In 2009, a ten-ton Japanese trawler capsized after the three man crew tried to haul up a net loaded with jellyfish. But does chopping millions of jellyfish up solve the problems?
Healthy coral reef

Which reef life communities are most vulnerable to global warming?

A 100 years from now, all the species in many marine communities will be lost and replaced by new species able to tolerate warmer...
Plastic

What would happen for the oceans if third world countries could turn plastic into...

The world has been dramatically changed as a result of the introduction of plastic, used for everything from packaging to products, plastic has invaded...
Southern Right Whale

Acoustic Tools Help Whales

New acoustic sensors are being used in research and conservation projects around the world, with some very important practical results. Among them is improved...