sealife

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European eel

Ship noise slows eels and lets predators catch them twice as quickly

Eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships, according to a study published...
SCUBA Fish Count

Silent divers count more fish

SCUBA divers underestimate the amount of life in heavily-fished areas, a study suggests.Scientists from Australia compared fish counts by SCUBA divers—who produce noisy...
Sustainable fishing stamps

Stamping out over-fishing

For the first time, Britain's Royal Mail has issued stamps championing an environmental issue - and that issue is over-fishing.

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...
Snapper

From Nursery Mangroves to Coral Reefs: Tracking Fish

It has long been thought that coral fish start life in a coastal nursery, such as mangrove or seagrass, before migrating to a coral reef. Fish use a variety of nursery habitats and may migrate very long distances from coastal wetlands across deep open water. This implies that it isn’t enough to protect adult habitat on coral reefs. Habitats that supply those reefs and the migration corridors that connect them also need protection.
Tiger Shark

Little Support for Shark Culling

Following another fatal shark attack in Australia, new research finds little support for the shark cull.A survey of 583 aquarium visitors asked people how...
Scrub it out

Tell us about plastics in luxury body care

After success in convincing many retailers to remove microplastics from their washes, lotions, scrubs, creams, gels, moisturisers and pastes, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS)...
Carpetflathead or Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish is Creature of the Month

Also known as the Carpetflathead, the Crocodilefish lives on sand and rubble near coral heads - although you might also find it in patches...
dolphin wake

Dolphins and humans have similar personality traits

Researchers find dolphins to be far more similar to humans than previously thought.For those who have ever observed...

No More Shark Fishing in Red Sea

A recently issued Eyptian decree will finally ban shark fishing in the Red Sea. This gives the conservation association HEPCA the legislative means to...