sealife

Home sealife
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...
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.
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...
Whale Meat

Whale Meat Stallholders Could Face Jail in Germany

German customs officers have confiscated whale meat snacks being sold by a Norwegian stall at Berlin's Green Week. The stallholders could face prosecution and...
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.
Killer Whale

Several species of Killer Whale, scientist say

It has long been thought that there were several types of killer whales. Now scientists are recommending that at least three be reclassified as separate species.
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.

New IMAX Film: DOLPHINS AND WHALES

Filmmakers and environmentalists Francois and Jean-Jacques Mantello and ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau are pleased to announce they have joined forces on the new 3D...

Environmentalists condemn Danish dredging in marine protected areas

Danish government approves dredging in marine reserve, to environmental organisation's dismay: it will take years for bottom dwelling creatures to recover.