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Seagrass meadows crucial for world’s biggest fisheries

New research shows that a fifth of the world's biggest fisheries depend upon healthy seagrass meadows. The meadows are also crucial for small-scale...

Record number of whales in Antarctic Bay

Scientists have observed a “super-aggregation” of more than 300 humpback whales gorging on the largest swarm of Antarctic krill seen in more than 20...

Loss of small fish may be starving the oceans

According to a report by Oceana, there is widespread malnutrition in fish, marine mammals and seabirds because of the global depletion of the small...

Most Corals Can’t Survive Global Warming

Many corals rely on their symbiotic algae for survival. Under stress (such as higher temperatures) these algae are expelled, resulting in coral bleaching. It...
Sharks in the Pacific

Scientists say 90% Shark Loss at Populated Pacific Islands

Pairs of SCUBA divers towed behind a small boat have been recording shark numbers at both heavily populated Pacific islands and islands away from...

Scientists discover new deep sea species

Census of Marine Life scientists have inventoried an astonishing abundance, diversity and distribution of deep sea species that live down to 5,000 meters (around...
Deep sea octopus

Deep sea octopus broods eggs longer than any known animal – 4 years

Deep sea mother octopus looks after eggs for 4 and a half years - breaking records for any animal's brooding period.
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.

Snorkeller killed by shark at St Johns, Egypt

A female French tourist was attacked and killed by a shark while snorkelling at the Saint John's reefs in the Red Sea. The first...

ROV Finds New Coral Species

Researchers on the third-largest atoll in the world, the Saba Bank in the Netherlands Antilles, have discovered and collected two new species of soft...