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Lionfish

The Beautiful but Deadly Lionfish is the Creature of the Month

Lionfish, genus Pterois, is very popular amongst those with aquariums, and this trade may have led to them being described as amongst some of...
Okeanos

Exploring the Ocean with the Okeanos Explorer

The ocean is vast and has been greatly explored in the last decades. But there is still much to be discovered. With clear plans...
Nematostella

Venomous sea creatures change their venom recipe often

Venomous sea creatures often change their venom recipe, adapting the potency and recipe of their venom to suit changing predators and aquatic environments.

Review: On-Line Coral Reef Course

Beautiful OceansCoral Reef Ecosystem & Food Web Course$59.55http://www.beautifuloceans.com/This new course for divers discusses the coral reef ecosystem and food web. It illustrates its points...

GPS signal used for sat-navs could improve knowledge of ocean currents

For the first time sea level has been mapped from space with GPS reflections, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters by...
Grey Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

Shark-counting divers become citizen scientists

Divers monitor reef shark numbers as accurately, and cheaper, than automated tracking tools, a study suggests. Shark populations are thought to be declining globally, but...
Shark feed - Tiger Shark

Shark Feeding Dives change Relative Abundances of Sharks

Shark feeding dives are increasing, yet are controversial. Shark tourism has great economic benefits, and can help shark conservation. What are the drawbacks?
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...
Lion's Mane Jellyfish by Tim Nicholson

Jellyfish stings: heat better than cold

Jellyfish stings are responsible for more deaths than shark attacks each year. Even “mild” stings can hurt for hours or sometimes days and leave lasting scars. According to some estimates, more than 150 million people are stung by jellyfish each year. New research shows that applying hot packs or immersing in hot water is much better for treating jellyfish stings than cold water which was previously widely recommended.
Healthy coral reef

Which reef life communities are most vulnerable to global warming?

A 100 years from now, all the species in many marine communities will be lost and replaced by new species able to tolerate warmer...