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New danger for sea fans in warming seas: Metal pollution

Metals like copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses a threat to soft coral sea fans, especially in warming...
Battery free underwater sensing

No batteries needed for underwater exploration

Blue Planet inspires underwater network of IoT sensors
Clownfish in anemone

Male-to-female sex change happens first in the brain, in clownfish at least

All clownfish start off as male, but can switch to female when circumstances allow, for example, when the only female present dies or disappears....
Green Turtle

Crime-scene technique used to track turtles

Scientists have used satellite tracking and a crime-scene technique to discover an important feeding ground for green turtles in the Mediterranean.University of Exeter researchers...
Healthy coral reef

How to protect corals from climate change?

The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in...
Trinchesia cuanensis nudibranch

New Nudibranch species discovered in Europe

Even though European nudibranchs are some of the best studied in the world, scientists have now identified three new species. Divers searched around Europe for Trinchesia sea slugs – in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Croatia and Russia.
Is it ok to eat squid?

Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket

Drawing design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket...
Coral Reef

Equatorial coral reefs less affected by global warming

Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally. Whenever sea temperatures rise in an area, coral reefs degrade. However, a new study has found that...
blue whale

Migrating blue whales rely on memory to find prey

Meaning it could be difficult for whales to adapt if climate change causes food availability to deviate strongly from the whales' expectations.

Seals to keep watch on remote Antarctic glacier

Two species of seals will help keep watch on a huge glacier in West Antarctica that is at risk of collapse.