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New artificial reef technology aims to restore marine environments

A pioneering system for building artificial reefs is ideal for restoring complex marine environments. One of its most important roles is to help protect vulnerable fish stocks and other marine species whose habitats are at risk.

Scientists predict Large Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

University of Michigan scientists say this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" could be one of the largest on record, continuing a decades-long trend.Most...
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Strange marine animals found around the Canary Islands

Marine conservation group Oceana finds amazing array of marine life in Canary Islands expedition, from shallows to down to 1000m. Using ROVs (remotely operated underwater vehicles) as well as scuba divers to shallow depths, they documented large colonies of deep-sea white coral, crystal aggregations of sponges, dense forests of black corals, oceanic puffers, giant foraminifera, carnivorous sponges and sharks, as well as many other biological communities and species in the south of the El Hierro Island.
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Love Whales? They Can Help Solve Climate Change

How whales permanently remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - not only minimising the effects of climate change, but also supporting the health of commercial fisheries.

Most Corals Can’t Survive Global Warming

Many corals rely on their symbiotic algae for survival. Under stress (such as higher temperatures) these algae are expelled, resulting in coral bleaching. It...
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How ocean pollution affects marine wildlife

Oceans are absolutely essential to life on earth, with this natural wonder covering 70% of the earth’s surface, and providing habitats for much of...
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...

Warming Ocean Contributes to Global Warming

The warming of an Arctic current over the last 30 years has triggered the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from methane hydrate...
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NSF Launches Ocean Observatories Initiative

The National Science Foundation has announced agreement for vast undersea observing network. Called the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) it will provide a network of...

Mapping Coral Disease Clusters in the Caribbean

In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown...