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Seahorse app

App Helps Seahorse Research

Marine conservationists have launched a smartphone app in the hope of discovering new information about some of the ocean’s most mysterious and threatened animals...
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.
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.
Researchers use robomussels to monitor climate change

Robomussels monitor climate change

Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how climate change affects biodiversity. Developed by Northeastern University scientist Brian Helmuth, the "robomussels" have the shape,...

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...
Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus

Basking shark mystery solved

Once thought of as a strictly cool-water species, basking sharks migrate to tropical waters each winter, according to research published in the June 2009...

Free online shark course from Cornell

Cornell University, in collaboration with The University of Queensland, has created a free online course on sharks to to spread the message that shark populations need help if we are to prevent further declines and possible extinctions

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....

New Sensor Monitors Ocean Acidification

Scientists and engineers have achieved the first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification. The new technology, that will...
Sea Urchin

Sunscreen nanoparticles harm sealife

Materials commonly used in sunscreens are harmful to marine life. Research shows sea urchin embryos, plankton and coral all affected.