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42,000 Turtles legally killed each year

Over 42,000 turtles are legally killed each year, 80% of them endangered green turtles (Chelonia mydas), a study suggests. British scientists investigated which countries allowed...
octopus intelligence

The most intelligent invertebrate – what can the octopus do?

The octopus is believed to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates. As well as its relatively large brain, each of the octopus' eight...

30% of Marine species at risk

As the number of marine species assessments increases, so does the number of species in danger. The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species...
Frog Fish, Great Barrier Reef

Indonesia Coral Reefs Thrive under Centuries Old System

Indonesian coral reefs are thriving under a management system designed in the 17th Century.
Humpback Whale

Humpback Whales Sing for their Supper

Humpback whales work together whilst foraging on the bottom for food – but how do they co-ordinate their behaviour? The answer might be a "tick-tock" song.
Orbicella faveolata coral by Verena Schoepf

Fat helps corals cope with global warming

Study reveals that corals which store fat are more able to survive bleaching events. When the water in which they live gets too warm, corals...

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...
Handshake ocean-floor fault found

Deep-Sea Study reveals cause of 2011 Tsunami

The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists...

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...

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.