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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...

Pacific nations to protect Whales

A group of Pacific Island nations are today signing an agreement to strengthen efforts to save whales and dolphins in the South Pacific."There is...

Preserve the Manta Ray in Indonesia

A Flying Manta Project has been initiated by Ivan Choong who is "proud to be using my skills with underwater photography to contribute back...

Creature of the month: masked puffer fish

Distinctive looking, this small pufferfish has a black mask over its eyes reaching back to its pectoral fins, and a black mouth. It is...

New Measures Reduce Turtle Bycatch by 90%

Action is urgently needed to prevent the loss of leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles from the Pacific Ocean. Reducing bycatch of sea turtles in...

Jellyfish Invasion of Mediterranean Beaches

If you are diving in the Med this summer watch out for the jellyfish. Huge swarms of the animals are invading coastal waters. Some...
Coryphella browni

Creature of the Month: Nudibranch, Coryphella browni

The nudibranch, or sea slug, is one of my favourite animals to spot underwater. They are often colourful little creatures, advertising their toxicity...