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7th International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Conference

20 - 24 November 2017, South Africa

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#114865
2017-10-17

Acidifying oceans a bad trip for marine ecosystems

A more acidic ocean under climate change threatens to reconfigure entire ecosystems by advantaging some fish species to the detriment of others, a new study has found. The research is one of only a few that go beyond the lab to study how species interactions are changing in nature under more ext ...

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#114866
2017-10-17

Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone

A solitary fossil unearthed in Utah's Antimony Canyon reveals a long-extinct marine creature previously unknown to science.Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder called Siphusauctum lloydguntheri looked uniquely ready for a romantic ...

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#114871
2017-10-17

Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a stud

Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a study shows.Scientists have discovered that the rolling and resilient corals can act as a base upon which other corals attach and build reefs by creating their own stable habitats.

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#114813
2017-10-10

New deep-sea sponge could play a starring role in monitoring ocean health

Sponges encrusting deep-sea, metal-filled rocks were identified as a new species, in part due to their dense mass of star-shaped parts called spicules, seen in closeup here.

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#114776
2017-10-06

Oceans protected with new safe havens

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue has plans to create a huge marine sanctuary to combat overfishing. It's one of several marine protected areas announced over past weeks.

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#114779
2017-10-06

Malta returns to the global stage on ocean protection

50 years ago, Malta stood proudly on the global stage on Ocean protection. At the United Nations in 1967, Malta’s own Arvid Pardo became known as the ‘father of the law of the sea conference’. This conference, and Pardo’s work, set in place the laws that still govern our planet’s seas and oceans.

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#114785
2017-10-06

Longer snow crab season part of 'perfect storm' causing whale deaths

The fishing industry says it's looking for a solution to help prevent North Atlantic right whales from enduring painful, and sometimes deadly, entanglements with fishing gear.

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