Though pollution and overuse are damaging corals, their biodiversity offers hope for their future
Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine biodiversity, new research from the University of Bristol, UK has found
The mystery of a deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been solved, scientists report.
ALGARROBO, Chile, Feb 3 2016 (IPS) - “Fishing isn’t just for making a living, it’s also enjoyable,” said Pedro Pascual, a 70-year-old fisherman who has been taking his small boat out to sea off Chile’s Pacific coast in the early hours of the morning almost every day for the past 50 years, to sup ...
Low-frequency noise is known to affect baleen whales but high-frequency din from vessels is harming endangered orcas’ ability to communicate and find prey
Severe bleaching can be lethal to reef systems, triggering long-term degradation through the erosion of underlying structures
The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German researchers have said.
NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Scientists from Columbia University's Earth Institute have discovered a new biological phenomenon in the Gulf of Mexico. Phytoplankton communities are thriving above natural oil seeps.
WASHINGTON, DC , Jan 21 2016 (IPS) - A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known.
A group of small-scale fishermen are waging an increasingly public struggle against industrial fleets using sonar and huge nets to scoop up massive catches of spawning tuna, reports Environment 360
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A new report out of Canada suggests nearly a third of the global fish catch goes unreported. For those in charge of managing commercial fish stocks, ignorance is not bliss.
A fleet of robotic submarines, based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), head-quartered in in Southampton, have been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England.
WASHINGTON -- The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.
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Almost two dozen new conservation zones protecting UK waters will save rare and exotic creatures from fishing and seaside development Spiny lobsters, "upside-down" stalked jellyfish and native oysters are among species ministers have promised to protect through a new series of marine conservatio ...
The sea is much more than what one sees from the shore. Underneath the rolling and heaving waves is a world that one forgets exists — a world as vibrant and colourful, diverse, and threatened as what lies above.
Most seagrass meadows around the coast of the British Isles are in a "perilous state", say scientists.
If you put a microphone underwater near the oyster reef in North Carolina's Pamlico Sound, you can hear it: a crisp, crackling noise that sounds like someone just dumped a ton of Rice Krispies into the ocean.
Is it dangerous to eat fish that eat microplastics? Researchers in Germany say not all fish eat them. But of those that do, it's unclear whether the plastics get into the fish's bloodstream - and then ours.
KODIAK, Alaska, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Thousands of dead and dying common murres, one of the most common seabirds in the Pacific Northwest, have been washing ashore in Alaska. Federal scientists are currently investigating the cause.
New research has revealed how the heart is one of the major factors which determine whether a fish lives or dies in oceanic Dead Zones.
On December 31, 2015, Peru’s Ministry of Production passed a resolution banning fishing of manta rays, according to a release by WildAid, a nonprofit organization.