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#118620
2018-10-22

California’s Underwater Forests Are Being Eaten by the ‘Cockroaches of the Ocean’

Early on a gray summer Saturday, an unusual assemblage — commercial fishermen, recreational boaters, neoprene-clad divers — gathered for a mission at Albion Cove, a three-hour drive north of San Francisco.

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#118633
2018-10-23

Mysterious ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted in Ocean Near Antarctica

This is the first time this strange creature was spotted outside the Gulf of Mexico. A group of researchers have filmed a type of sea creature known as a “headless chicken monster” swimming in waters near Antarctica for the first time. The discovery was made as part of an effort to discover new ...

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#118661
2018-10-25

If You Drink Glenmorangie Whisky, You Can Help Rebuild Scotland's Oyster Reefs

In Scotland's highlands, the Glenmorangie whisky distillery has gone beyond merely making whisky and into marine conservation. Working with Heriot Watt University and the Marine Conservation Society, 20,000 oysters will be introduced into the sea near the distillery in the Dornoch Firth - firth ...

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#118694
2018-10-26

Will China cast its vote for Antarctica, and the planet?

Beijing could be the key to unlocking a positive outcome at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), writes American marine biologist Sylvia Earle.

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#118700
2018-10-26

New hope for a Canadian coral reef damaged by bottom trawl fishing gear

Canadian fisheries scientists have discovered a large number of intact colonies of living coral off Cape Breton in a reef complex that had been turned to rubble by decades of bottom trawl fishing gear.

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#118715
2018-10-29

Budapest's underwater wonderland draws divers from far and wide

Not every diver's dream is to watch shimmering shoals of fish swim through coral reefs in dazzlingly blue seas.For Laura Tuominen, the ultimate diving experience is not to be found in the Red Sea or the Caribbean, but in a labyrinth of spectacular underwater caves beneath the pavements of Budapest.

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#118731
2018-10-30

As jellyfish population becomes a worldwide menace, how we treat our oceans needs urgent change

The Goa government has issued a warning to beach-goers that the state's beaches and coastal waters have swarms of live and dead jellyfish.

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#118742
2018-10-31

The tiny sponge that could help preserve our deep oceans

Scientists have collected data on a tiny sponge thought to be at risk from seabed mining. This newly discovered species could be a 'canary in a coal mine' to allow scientists to monitor the impacts of this new industry.

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#118743
2018-10-31

The lobster rush

The iconic crustaceans have disappeared in waters to the south. If they keep heading north to Canada, high-flying young lobstermen may pay the biggest price.

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#118746
2018-10-31

The world’s largest-ever octopus gathering was just discovered in California

Octopuses don’t hang out in posses, or at least that’s what marine biologists thought. Now, however, after spotting a convention of thousands of such cephalopods deep in the seas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California on Oct. 23, scientists might have to rethink this contention.

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#118812
2018-11-06

Billions to be gained in coral reef investment, new analysis shows

New findings released offer a compelling business case for investing in the protection of the world’s coral reefs, with economic benefits stretching into the tens of billions in just over a decade.

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#118830
2018-11-07

Parrotfish, critical to reef health, now protected under Mexican law

Mexico protected 10 species of parrotfish in October, a move that conservationists say will help the country’s coral reefs recover, in addition to safeguarding the species’ numbers.

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#118936
2018-12-07

Seabird numbers 'at risk due to fishing' according to Aberdeen study

World fisheries should be more strictly managed to relieve pressure on seabird numbers, Aberdeen experts have said.

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#118948
2018-12-10

Exclusive photos show deep-sea canyon in U.S. waters teeming with life

A stunning array of biodiversity lies at the depths of a marine region that some fear the Trump administration will open to fishing and mining.

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#118985
2018-12-11

WWF: EU falling behind with sustainable fisheries policy implementation

Despite having had five years to implement measures in the latest version of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), European Union member states are still lagging behind and likely to miss important 2020 deadlines on biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries management, a new report from W ...

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#119002
2018-12-12

How do coral reefs benefit Kenya's economy?

Coral reefs contain the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. They're crucial for fish reproduction and protecting shorelines from tropical storms.

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#119022
2018-12-13

Ocean acidification ‘changing’ marine biodiversity

As global powers meet in Poland at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a study led by Stanford University sheds light on the impact of human-induced environmental change on the functioning of ecosystems, especially marine life.

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#119036
2018-12-14

Studying marine biodiversity from pole to pole

Many scientists around the world are studying marine biodiversity—the variety of life forms in the ocean.

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#119066
2018-12-17

Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back

Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes. "Once upon a time it was teeming with fish here," he says.

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#119083
2018-12-18

A Blueprint For Blue Waters Read more from Asian Scientist

Singapore may be known as a concrete jungle, but a group of marine scientists wants to draw attention to the blue waters surrounding the ‘little red dot’. In the third Singapore Blue Plan, launched on October 13, 2018, the group highlights the state of Singapore’s coastal environment and outline ...

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#119085
2018-12-18

The Great Barrier Reef's Secret Climate Change Weapon Is This Switzerland-Sized Meadow Of Seagrass

Tourists frequently flock to Lizard Island, off the northeastern coast of Australia, to marvel the Great Barrier Reef. Among the dugongs, sea turtles, and jewel-toned corals, though, there’s another organism that doesn’t get nearly as much credit as it deserves: seagrass.

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#119113
2018-12-19

To Help Corals Fight Back, Scientists Are Breeding Populations Separated by Hundreds of Miles

A new study demonstrates that assisted reproduction using cryopreserved sperm leads to offspring that might be more resilient in the face of climate change.

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#119114
2018-12-19

Shark fins belong on sharks, not in trophy rooms or soup

Sharks are the apex predator of the ocean — they are at the top of the food chain, prey to no other animal in the water. Their size, strength and, of course, their teeth make them the quintessential movie monsters. In real life, they regularly get screen time on TV news when they maim or kill a ...

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#119115
2018-12-19

Tasmanian researchers discover new corals in dense 'underwater garden' on ocean mountains

An "underwater garden" with more than 100 unnamed species of corals, lobsters and molluscs has been discovered on undersea mountains south of Tasmania.

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#119159
2018-12-21

The freshwater biodiversity crisis

The 2018 Living Planet Index (LPI) (1) shows that populations of freshwater species have declined by an average of 83% since 1970, a far steeper drop than for terrestrial or marine species. Extinction rates for freshwater species are also exceptionally high (2).

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#119181
2018-12-21

Measuring individual argon atoms helps in understanding ocean ventilation

The age of the water in the world's oceans is critical for understanding ocean circulation, especially for the transport of gases from the atmosphere into the deep ocean. Researchers from Heidelberg University recently used an atomic physics technique they developed to determine the age of deep ...

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#119235
2019-01-03

Fate of corals hangs in the balance

In November 2018, a new coral reef communication effort involving inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private foundations was announced at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Egypt to send a message about the need for bold leadership to save cora ...

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#119247
2019-01-04

Waiting for Whale: How Airoli's Biodiversity Centre is Creating An Abode for Marine Creatures

The remains of one blue whale rest in the open ground of the Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre in Airoli. The forest range officials of the biodiversity centre are trying hard to not only preserve the diverse history of marine life in this region but also building a museum that will give a ...

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#119270
2019-01-07

There's One Vast, Ancient Swathe of Ocean That's Actually Getting Colder

In the depths of the Pacific Ocean, where the water runs cold dark and cold, temperatures are continuing to fall - and it's all because of a period of significant cooling that began in the 16th century.

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#119273
2019-01-07

Jellyfish sting more than 5,000 holidaymakers on Queensland's coast

More than 5,000 people were stung by bluebottles on Queensland’s Gold and Sunshine coasts over the weekend as weather drove a wall of jellyfish onto the shore.

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#119279
2019-01-07

Fate of corals hangs in the balance

In November 2018, a new coral reef communication effort involving inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private foundations was announced at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Egypt to send a message about the need for bold leadership to save cora ...

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#119290
2019-01-08

It's Not Just Us: Corals Also Thrive Best in Diverse Company

From a young age, marine ecologist Cody Clements knew he wanted to dedicate his life to studying coral reefs. But he never imagined his graduate career would require so many soda bottles.

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#119295
2019-01-08

Why more female penguins are washing up dead in South America

Every year, thousands of penguins become stranded on South America's coast - with females three times more likely to wash up dead or injured than males.

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#119301
2019-01-09

Keeping a Watch on Seaweeds: The Forests of the World’s Coasts

Macroalgal assemblages are highly productive and biodiverse ecosystems providing important functions and services, including provision of nursery areas, human food resources, and protection from coastal erosion.

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#119325
2019-01-10

‘Spineless’—What Jellyfish Can Teach Us About the Oceans’ Future

As human industry belches out more carbon dioxide, the chemistry of our oceans is changing. The resulting acidification is endangering coral reefs and the myriad creatures that depend on them. Science writer and one-time ocean researcher Juli Berwald wondered how ocean acidification affects jell ...

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#119326
2019-01-10

Humpback Whales Plagiarize the Tunes of Other Whales (Even Oceans Away)

Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) aren't just talented singers, they learn and steal each other's' songs. And, according to a new study, they can pull off those musical thefts even when there are whole continents separating them from their targets.

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#119327
2019-01-10

As Disease Ravages Coral Reefs, Scientists Scramble for Solutions

In September 2014, William Precht received an alarming phone call. “I’m seeing something funky out on the reef,” a colleague reported. “It looks like disease.”

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#119334
2019-01-11

The world's oceans are warming faster than predicted

The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday.

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#119357
2019-01-14

Massive Drought Leaves Over One Million Dead Fish Carcasses Reeking And Rotting In 'Major Ecological Event

Drought has killed up to one million fish in Australia, leaving the country’s government grappling with how to deal with what have been described as apocalyptic scenes. Rotten fish are lining the banks of the Murray-Darling Basin in New South Wales, with the regional government saying that the s ...

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#119382
2019-01-15

Coral Microbiomes Offer Clues for Resilience and Conservation

Some coral species might be better equipped to adapt to a warmer, more acidic ocean. Finding out which ones, and why, could be the key to saving reefs around the world.

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#119406
2019-01-16

The Bahamas’ iconic conch could soon disappear

When you're a conc, mating is better in a group. In fact, it’s the only way it works. These slow-moving Caribbean sea slugs carry heavy pink and orange shells, which make chasing down mates cumbersome. To be successful, a mating ground must have some 50 or more conchs spawning at once.

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#119426
2019-01-16

Whales share songs from other oceans

New research suggests that humpback whale populations in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans are picking up musical ideas from one another, and incorporating the new phrases and themes into their songs.

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#119470
2019-01-17

Protecting the biodiversity of Colombia's unique wetlands

When the river Magdalena in Colombia bursts its banks the water flows into a ciénaga, a unique wetland bursting with invaluable biodiversity. Today, climate change has put this under threat.

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#119503
2019-01-18

Divers Discovered an Enormous Great White Shark Off the Coast of Hawaii

Diving off the coast of Hawaii, divers encountered a massive, 20-foot female great white shark, believed to be one of the biggest on record, Agence France-Presse reports.

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#119505
2019-01-18

We now know whats at the bottom of Belize’s Great Blue Hole and it’s depressing

Belize’s Blue Hole is an instantly recognisable wonder of the natural world. It’s the world’s largest sinkhole and is located on the Mesoamerican Reef – the second largest barrier reef network in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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#119506
2019-01-18

2018's Award-Winning Ocean Art Photos Will Transport You To Another Planet

In the sapphire-to-stygian waters that cover 70 per cent of Earth’s surface, fish school in iridescent sheets, whales sing mournful tunes, and jellyfish bloom like wildflowers. The ocean is a teeming mystery that most of us rarely dip our toes in.

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#119510
2019-01-18

Is it a girl?

A newborn calf spotted among a population of critically endangered killer whales will survive into maturity, scientists say. Researchers are hoping that the juvenile whale is a female, as this will give the group the best chance of producing more offspring.

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#119523
2019-01-21

These corals love the warming oceans

Ocean temperatures have risen an average of 0.13 degrees Fahrenheit per decade, threatening many of the world’s coral reefs

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#119532
2019-01-22

Coastal seas around New Zealand are heading into a marine heatwave, again

As New Zealanders are enjoying their days at the beach, unusually warm ocean temperatures look to be a harbinger of another marine heatwave.

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#119533
2019-01-22

Antarctic krill population contracts southward as polar oceans warm

The population of Antarctic krill, the favourite food of many whales, penguins, fish and seals, shifted southward during a recent period of warming in their key habitat, new research shows.

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