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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.

Squat Lobster: Creature of the Month

The Squat Lobster, Galathea strigosa, likes to hide in crevices, sometimes clinging upside down to the ceiling. You see it most commonly at...

Creature of the Month: Yellow Saddle Goatfish Work Together

Yellow saddle goatfish are a common site on the reefs of the Red Sea. A team of scientists from Switzerland though have discovered that...
Tiger Shark

Shark loss hits global ecosystems

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage — seagrasses, according to...
Removing top predators, like sharks and groupers, doesn’t help smaller reef fish. Photo is of Big Eye by Tim Nicholson

Removing top predators doesn’t help smaller reef fish

Removal of large predators through fishing has been suggested to help the populations of smaller fish.
Green Turtle

Crime-scene technique used to track turtles

Scientists have used satellite tracking and a crime-scene technique to discover an important feeding ground for green turtles in the Mediterranean. University of Exeter researchers...
Moorish Idol

Creature of the Month: Moorish Idol, Zanclus cornutus

You see the Moorish Idol in ones, twos or large groups in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It's not found in the Northern Red...

Butterflyfish ‘May Face Extinction’

The Chevroned Butterflyfish may be at risk of extinction, scientists have warned. The case of the Chevroned Butterflyfish is a stark example of how...