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Lawsuit Filed to Protect World’s Most Endangered Whale

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit to compel the Bush administration to protect the North Pacific Right Whale under the federal...

Splendid Toadfish – Creature of the Month

Toadfish are found on the sand and mud bottoms of coastal waters worldwide. They usually have broad heads and drab colours, and look...

Human Activity Seriously Damaging Coral Reef

The Barrier Reef shared by Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, the second longest in the world, is being severely damaged by human activities. More...

Marine Census Discovers Many New Species

A host of record-breaking discoveries and revelations that stretch the extreme frontiers of marine knowledge were reported by the just-released Census of Marine Life...

Save 945 whales – your ideas needed

Greenpeace want you to help them put an end to whaling in the Southern Ocean. Go to their new web site at...

Creature of the Month: Long-Spined Sea Scorpion, Taurulus bubalis

Unlike scorpion fish in other parts of the world, the spines of this inhabitant of the temperate waters are not venomous. Taurulus bubalis...

Madagascar Coral Reef Massively Damaged

A new survey of reefs along Madagascar's southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching, including some reefs that lost up to 99 percent...

Four Times more Sharks caught than Officially Reported

Three to four times as many sharks are killed for their fins as are reported in the official figures.Researchers looked at trade in shark...

50 New Species Discovered in Indonesia, Including Walking Sharks

More than 50 new species, including sharks, shrimp, and reef-building corals, have been found in Indonesian West Papua (Irian Jaya). The region, however, is...

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...