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Marine-i backs innovative research approach for coastal wildlife

Rock Pool Project app lets the public identify a wide range of marine species and record the specific locations in which they were found - building up a unique new database
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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.

Movements of whale sharks tagged at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) aggregate seasonally (March-June) to feed in coastal waters off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. According to research published in the...

No sunglasses required for fish supper

Fishermen are always looking for a tasty catch - but it is the fish that have a natural advantage when it comes to spotting...
Fresh Fish Seafood In Market by Kittikun Atsawintarangkul

Catch Younger Fish says IUCN

For centuries, it has been believed that selective fishing that avoids young, rare and charismatic species and focuses on older and larger individuals, is key to increased harvest and reduced impacts on the environment. But this has serious evolutionary side effects. A new approach proposed by IUCN, called ‘balanced harvesting’, involves targeting more species and sizes.

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...
Sustainable seafood

Who in the world wants sustainable seafood?

Survey of 9000 people finds that people around the world want to eat sustainably fished seafood.
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Malaysia creates its largest marine park

Malaysia has created the Tun Mustapha Marine Park - its largest yet. In the coral triangle, the new park will help protect almost 1...
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Sex-changing fish recover more quickly from over-fishing

People eat a lot of fish. Different sex-changing fish can follow several signals that prompt them to change sex. Some change from female to male at a fixed size or age. Often, fisheries will only harvest fish over a certain size. This means catching more males because they are usually bigger, which then skews the population towards female. Not enough males are then available to fertilise all the eggs produced by the females.
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Whale poo saves the world

Restoring whale numbers would mean more iron in the water from their poo, which would mean more phytoplankton, and more carbon dioxide taken up from the atmosphere. Whales once contributed to as much carbon removal as forests of entire continents.