CSIRO says dramatic climate events are compounding the effects of underlying global heating
Baby whales, like all young mammals, rely on their mother’s milk for their early development.
When a proven ecosystem restoration method also helps reduce poverty and build economic resilience, governments will often back them as a win-win solution.
The International Seabed Authority must commit the mining industry to a sustainable future.
Heatwaves in the ocean can rapidly disrupt marine ecosystems and the economies that depend on them.
Top predator’s status could indicate direction of broader ecosystem
July 18 (UPI) -- All of the ocean's many complex food chains rely on nutrients. Nutrient cycles fuel algae and phytoplankton blooms, which nourish the smaller life forms that feed larger predators.
Climate change is killing the world's coral reefs. But it's not the only factor turning them into white, dead husks.
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The ban on the wasteful discards of healthy and edible fish at sea has failed, according to a Lords report.
Study is world's longest record of reactive nutrients, algae concentrations for coral reefs
Iron particles released by industrial activities are falling into the seas in greater quantities than previously thought
“We got lucky she appeared when she did. We were about to get off the water when she popped up out of nowhere,” explains Alex Rendell, a Thai actor and conservationist, and founder of the Environmental Education Centre, of his encounter with the seven-month old dugong baby called Marium. “I’ve b ...
Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research.
OTTAWA -- The federal government has announced new measures to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence that have been dying from ship strikes and getting caught in fishing gear.
A floating mass of seaweed stretching from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico is now the biggest seaweed bloom in the world, according to satellite observations.
Greenpeace report reveals 29 floor-exploration licences have been granted worldwide
Aquatic organisms in marine systems and freshwaters are threatened by fungal and fungal-like diseases globally.
Japan resumed commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years, and a fleet of vessels began catching its first whales on Monday.
June 27 (UPI) -- At least one coral species has a taste for microplastic pollution. According to a new study, the coral species Astrangia poculata prefers the tiny plastic bits to its normal diet.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A crackdown on unregulated explosives in the aftermath of deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka may help in the fight against illegal blast fishing in the country’s waters, according to marine researchers.
The oceans are losing oxygen. Numerous studies based on direct measurements in recent years have shown this.
Feeding aquatic sponges could provide biologists with unexpected underwater data collection assistance. Sponges (phylum Porifera) are immobile aquatic animals that eat by filtering out food particles from the water around them.
Analysis of a strange skull in storage for the last 30 years has shown it belonged to the offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga whale father.
It was on a family visit to Hong Kong that Kristyn Wong-Tam noticed her uncle – a well-regarded chef – was the only person at the table not touching a bowl of shark fin soup.
Torre Guaceto, an eight-kilometre long stretch of coastline north-west of Brindisi, used to be known as a centre for poor fishing practices, black market smuggling and a drop-off point for illegal immigration.
Interview with JJ Harvey, Director of The Reef-World Foundation, about the charity’s new Dive Guide e-Course—a free online course to train dive guides on best environmental standards.
The oceans are not only under “unprecedented pressure” due to climate change, but “half of all living coral has been lost in the past 150 years”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, addressing the latest gathering of nations which are party to the UN Convention on t ...
A huge international research programme has been launched to assess the health of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Swimming off Cocos Island in the Pacific Ocean, Ilena Zanella had her first close encounter with hammerhead sharks.
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles.
For ocean species to survive climate change, large populations needed
A glance at the map of India is enough to understand how vast and wide-ranging the country’s biophysical environment is — from alpine meadows on the Himalayan slopes to coral reefs along the ocean floors.
After centuries of fishing we do not know what natural conditions are. Only marine reserves will give us such insights
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When we think of mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltmarshes, we don’t immediately think of shark habitats.
Bacteria from the ocean floor can beat superbugs and cancer. But habitats are at risk from the hunger for marine minerals
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Lush underwater forests of large brown seaweeds (kelps) are particularly striking in the Arctic, especially in contrast to the land where ice scour (scraping of sea ice against the sea floor) and harsh climates leave the ground barren with little vegetation.
PARIS, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The first UNESCO International Water Conference, which aims to present innovative solutions to problems related to the governance and management of water, opened here on Monday.
Warming ocean temperatures have been blamed for luring tropical fish thousands of kilometres into New Zealand waters, threatening vulnerable native species as they compete for resources.
It’s easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean—everything from growing plastic pollution to dying coral reefs.
In comic books, falling into a vat of toxic chemicals can give you super powers. The same is sort of true for one species of fish – with help from a superhero relative.
New research has uncovered a missing nutrient source in coastal oceans, which could promote better water quality and sand management on popular beaches.