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‘100 Years’ until Bleaching a Problem for Corals in Northern Red Sea

Warming seas around the world are threatening corals. But scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have noticed that corals in...
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.

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...

Wave-Powered Robot Completes 9000 Mile Journey

The first wave powered autonomous marine robot, called “Papa Mau”, has completed a 9,000 nautical mile (16,668 kilometers) scientific journey across the Pacific Ocean...
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.
Removing top predators, like sharks and groupers, doesn’t help smaller reef fish. Photo is of Big Eye by Tim Nicholson

Removing top predators doesn’t help smaller reef fish

Removal of large predators through fishing has been suggested to help the populations of smaller fish.

Creature of the Month: Plumose Anemone

Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) occur in large numbers in good diving areas in temperate waters. They comprise a tall, smooth column topped with a...
starfish, Pisaster ochraceus

Mysterious disease creates Zombie Starfish

Sick and dying starfish (sea stars) have appeared in a multitude of locations between Alaska and southern California."It's like a zombie wasteland," says...
Divers on boat

Goodbye to sunburn

Sunburn can ruin a scuba diving holiday, but you could soon tell when to cover up thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed...
Boaty McBoatface

Marine sensors funding to help probe mysteries of the deep

Researchers at the University of Southampton have received funding to develop sensors capable of working in extreme ocean conditions.The sensors that will result...