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Antarctic marine biodiversity data now online

New web portal provides free and open access to information on antarctic marine species. The SCAR-MarBIN portal lets users browse, see and search different...

Crabs feel and remember pain

New research published by a Queen's University academic has shown that crabs not only suffer pain but that they retain a memory of it.The...

CO2 emissions harm jumbo squid

The elevated carbon dioxide levels expected to be found in the world’s oceans by 2100 will likely lead to physiological impairments of jumbo (or...

Sea snakes drink only freshwater

Sea snakes may slither in saltwater, but they sip the sweet stuff.So concludes a University of Florida zoologist in a paper appearing this month...

One Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Extinction

One third of reef-building corals around the world are threatened with extinction, according to the first-ever comprehensive global assessment to determine their conservation status....

Cleaner fish create safe havens

Cleaner fish are well known to divers on the reef. They eat parasites from much larger fish, many of which are normally predators. Some...

Global warming turns fish deaf

Is it important that global warming turns fish deaf? Yes. For coral reef fish, sound is vital for them to judge where to settle...

Scientists Reveal First-Ever Global Map of Total Human Effect on Oceans

More than 40 percent of the world's oceans are heavily affected by human activities, and few if any areas remain untouched, according to the...

Turtles at risk from non-stick pans

The same chemicals that keep food from sticking to our frying pans and stains from setting in our carpets are damaging the livers and...

Blue Tang is Creature of the Month

Blue Tangs are often found roaming the reef, in search of their favourite food - algae. They are surgeonfish which may appear either singly...