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Lawsuit Filed to Protect World’s Most Endangered Whale

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit to compel the Bush administration to protect the North Pacific Right Whale under the federal...

Reef Search Finds Hundreds of New Species

Hundreds of new kinds of animal species surprised international researchers systematically exploring waters off two islands on the Great Barrier Reef and a reef...

Manage corals and minimise climate change

A better assessment of the threats to coral reefs along with improved management will give corals a much higher chance of survival in the...
Dolphin by Tim Nicholson

Whales and dolphins have rich human-like cultures and societies

Whales and dolphins (Cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects – much like...

Is mislabelling good for fish?

With seafood, what you see is not always what you get. It’s no secret that mislabelling is rampant around the world. But new research says that whilst you may be being overcharged for imposter fish, mislabelling is actually good for global fish populations

Cyclone Larry Benefits Barrier Reef Corals

Cyclone Larry, which has hit Queensland, has done little physical damage to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and may even do it some good. Ove...

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...
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.
Mauve Stinger Jellyfish, Pelagia noctiluca, by Andrew Reay-Robinson

Mauve Stinger is Creature of the Month

The Mauve Stinger, or Luminescent Jellyfish, is a beautiful jellyfish. Often coloured purple, you can find it around the world in warm and temperate...

Pacific nations to protect Whales

A group of Pacific Island nations are today signing an agreement to strengthen efforts to save whales and dolphins in the South Pacific."There is...