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Sawfish

Extinction Threatens Quarter of Sharks and Rays

A quarter of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction. Large, shallow-water species are at most risk. The Indo-Pacific, particularly the Gulf of Thailand, and the Mediterranean Sea are the two ‘hotspots’ where the depletion of sharks and rays is most dramatic. The Red Sea is also home to a relatively high number of threatened sharks and rays.
salmon

‘Shocking’ 95% Decline of Fish Populations

Populations of numerous migratory fish species - those that move between freshwater and saltwater during the course of their lives - have declined by...
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.
plankton

Help Scientists Classify Plankton, from the comfort of your Computer

Researchers at the University of Miami want our help in classifying millions of underwater images of plankton. An online “citizen-science” project called “Plankton Portal” has...
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...
The Autonomous Surface Vehicle is being launched.

Robot technology to measure marine wildlife

Two robotic vehicles will work together over the next three weeks to investigate why the Celtic deep area of the Celtic sea is particularly attractive to marine predators like dolphins and whales.
Coral Reef

Scientists Reveal New Technique to Monitor Coral Reef ‘Vital Signs’

With the world’s coral reefs threatened by coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures and other factors, scientists have developed a new method to monitor the health of these underwater ecosystems.
Top 10 best-selling scuba diving books and DVDs

Top 10 Diving Books of 2014

SCUBA Travel have released their annual list of the best-selling diving books and DVDs of the year. For fourteen years SCUBA Travel have published...
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