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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...
Coral reef

‘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...
plankton

Help Scientists Classify Plankton, from the comfort of your Computer

Researchers at the University of Miami want our help in classifying millions of underwater images of plankton.An online “citizen-science” project called “Plankton Portal” has...
Seal

Government must act on State of Nature Report

The UK's first State of Nature report, which has been launched by Sir David Attenborough, reveals that 60% of UK wildlife species are in...
Coral reef

Coral’s Algae store Nitrogen

Scientists have learned that coral's symbiotic algae can scoop up available nitrogen, store the excess in crystal form and slowly feed it to the...
oysters

Oyster Reef Decrease Ocean Acidification

Scientists have identified many benefits for restoring oyster reefs to Chesapeake Bay and other coastal ecosystems. Oysters filter and clean the water, provide habitat...
Xenid pulsating coral

Why does one Soft Coral Pulsate?

Researchers solve some of pulsating soft coral (Xenid) mysteries, but their siestas still unanswered.

Underwater Robot Successfully Tested at Sea

The Trident underwater robot has been able to find and retrieve independently an object in an unknown seabed facing the adverse conditions presented by...
Lionfish

Marine Invaders Threaten Galapagos

Increasing tourism and the spread of marine invasive non-native species is threatening the unique undersea life around the Galapagos Islands.
Gulf of California map

Seabird diets provide early warning of fishery declines

The proportions of sardines and anchovies in the diet of pelicans, gulls and terns in spring, can signal the need to reduce fishing efforts in the ensuing season and prevent a fisheries collapse.