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Coral reefs’ survival depend on managing local conditions

Although some have argued that climate change is so overwhelming that conserving coral reefs on a local scale is futile, study finds local actions magnify the effects of climate-driven heat waves. Local action to conserve coral reefs can help reefs withstand the effects of climate change.
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Detecting and protecting endangered right whales

New technology which can listen to, and identify, right whales could help protect these extremely endangered animals. Finding the animals before they get close to ships can both protect animals and avoid costly shutdowns of offshore operations.
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Scientists reveal new method to study microplastics in the ocean

Their technique uses marine sea squirts to detect, count and characterise nanoplastics.If you've been to your local beach,...
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The 5 Best Biodiverse Destinations for Divers

The Coral Triangle and Pacific Ocean host some of the world’s most biodiverse dive destinations, where you can encounter over 3000 fish...
Bonnethead shark

Sharks use Earth’s magnetic fields to guide them like a map

Scientists reveal first solid evidence that sharks also rely on magnetic fields for their long-distance swims across the sea.
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SHEBA unveils world’s largest coral restoration program

SHEBA has begun work on the world's largest coral restoration program, which aims to restore more than 185,000 square meters of coral reefs around the world by 2029.

Watching a coral reef die as climate change devastates one of the most pristine...

The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches with incredible bird life rim...
ocean litter tracking

New tool tracks marine litter polluting the ocean

Watch the path of the litter as it spreads across the oceans, and see which countries are the worst
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Free pocket guides help shark identification and research

CITES and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) have published two downloadable guides to help identify shark and ray species...
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How can we conserve the Seychelles giant trevally?

When it was shown launching out of the sea to snatch birds from the air in the first episode of the BBC's...