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Researchers use robomussels to monitor climate change

Robomussels monitor climate change

Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how climate change affects biodiversity. Developed by Northeastern University scientist Brian Helmuth, the "robomussels" have the shape,...

The Extraordinary Bull Shark is our Creature of the Month

One of the extraordinary things about bull sharks is that they are as happy in freshwater as they are in the sea. They have...
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Blue whales’ unique feeding habits revealed by sensors & video

Whales are the biggest animals to ever have existed on Earth, and yet some subsist on tiny creatures. How they do this is only...
Frog Fish, Australia

70% of Great Barrier Reef tourists are rushing to visit before it goes

Tourists are hurrying to experience Australia's Great Barrier Reef before it's gone, says new report.
Diver taking part in Malta underwater survey

Oceana identifies hundreds of marine species in Malta

Oceana has concluded its at-sea research in Malta to explore deep-sea areas, underwater caves and sandbanks. The project, co-financed by the EU, is the most...
Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta

Maldives Citizen Science aims to protect turtles

Of the seven species of marine turtles in the world, five species have been recorded in the Maldives. A new paper recommends stringent protection...
Whale shark by Tim Nicholson

Whale sharks added to endangered species Red List

Whale sharks and slender hammerheads are nearer extinction due to human actions.
Lionfish

Lionfish begin invasion into Mediterranean Sea: Cyprus already colonised

Scientists urge divers to remove lionfish whent they see them in the Mediterranean as they are a huge threat to native species
octopus intelligence

The most intelligent invertebrate – what can the octopus do?

The octopus is believed to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates. As well as its relatively large brain, each of the octopus' eight...
Coral Reef

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...