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All aboard Australia's super science ship

It’s as if this ship has invisible cat’s whiskers extending off her hull. Pricked and at the ready, they sense the weather, the temperature, the …

Australia

Deep reefs are climatic refugia for genetic diversity of marine forests - Assis - 2016 - Journal of Biogeography

Abstract<p>Aim<p>Past climate‐driven range shifts shaped intraspecific diversities of species world‐wide. Earlier studies, focused on glacial refugia, …

Saving Coral Reefs Requires Halting Climate Change

Changing Planet<p>Local conservation efforts are important to restoring and protecting coral reefs. However, if we don’t halt climate change those efforts will not be enough to save them. That’s why marine biologists and ocean lovers have their eyes on the COP 21 climate negotiations in Paris this …

Coral Reefs

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Octopus That Does Incredible Impressions of Fish and Snakes

No schoolyard insult is more dreaded, more cruel, more head-turning than calling someone a copycat. Copycatism is adolescent plagiarism, through and …

Giant Glowing Tubes Called Pyrosomes Are Some of the Ocean's Strangest Creatures

The towers are spectacular, harmless creatures.<p>The ocean is Earth's last unexplored frontier, with millions of unknown species lurking in its depths. Most of those animals, though mysterious, have recognizable features: eyes, teeth, fins.<p>But one strange creature more closely resembles a giant, …

Potentially record-setting El Niño still on the way

Water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean continued to rise in October, setting the stage for a possibly-record setting El Niño weather …

Royal Society photographic competition: The winner and runners up - Telegraph

National Parks

Palau protects marine wealth to pay for its future

The recent decision by the Pacific island nation of Palau to end fishing in a California-sized swath of tuna-rich ocean comes at a time of record overfishing and will help the populations of bigeye and yellowfin to recover, scientists say.<p>Officials hope that the new reserve will boost sustainable …

Conservation

Marine life halved: Brian Skerry's rare images of most endangered – in pictures

Marine life has been halved in a single generation, according to the WWF Living Blue Planet report. In 18 years as a National Geographic photographer, Brian Skerry has seen these losses. He’s snapped the sub-marine world of Mexico, remote coral reefs in the central South Pacific, and countless …

Nature Photography

Our ignorance about great white sharks

<i>Written by: Melissa Reitz</i><p><b>A number of shark attacks in South Africa this year has yet again fuelled public fear of the elusive great white shark. But</b> …

White Shark

A Plea for Adélie (Penguins)

Wildlife<p>Last week in an obscure stone building in Hobart Tasmania, representatives from 24 nations plus the European Union, sat in stiff dark suits around a large table, making decisions that will determine the fate of one of our great global commons, the Southern Ocean.<p>They discussed proposals for …

Biodiversity

International Symposium Leads to Commitments to Save Indian Ocean Sharks and Rays

Aerial view of Landaa Giraavaru, a center of sustainable shark and ray ecotourism.<p>The island nation of the Maldives showed its commitment to …

Indian Ocean

Ocean Shorts: Eelgrass Meadows and Scallops Return to Virginia

Transcript<p>HOST: This is Ocean Shorts from NOAA’s National Ocean Service. In this episode, we have a short story about eelgrass beds in the ocean …

4 things we’ve discovered from tagging Indonesia’s mantas

We've never known much about the ocean's winged giants — until now.

Indonesia

Why Smarter Fishing Practices Aren’t Saving Maine Cod From Collapse

Climate change isn’t yet coming for your fish and chips—but it has taken Gulf of Maine cod off the menu for most people. An analysis of how cod react …

Aquaculture

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2 Million Kelp Classifications at Floating Forests!

Well, I woke up this morning, fired up Floating Forests, as is my wont, and saw this! I thought it would be a few more days, and was even going to …

Zooniverse

Research

Sunscreen may be killing coral reefs

The ingredient, oxybenzone, has a particularly damaging effect on young coral, limiting their ability to reproduce and likely contributing to the decline of coral reefs around the world, according to the study, which was published Wednesday in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and …

Plastic litter taints the sea surface, even in the Arctic: For the first time, researchers survey litter on sea surface at such high latitudes

For the first time, researchers survey litter on sea surface at such high latitudes<p>For the first time, researchers show that marine litter can even …

Global Warming

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U.S. And Cuba To Collaborate On Marine Life Protection

The United States and Cuba are teaming up to safeguard marine life in protected areas in the Florida Straits and the Gulf of Mexico. The two …

Cuba

California bans microbeads to protect marine life

California governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products sold in the state starting in 2020 to protect fish and wildlife.<p>The tiny plastic beads found in soap, toothpaste and body washes are so …

Pollution

​Lionfish: From malicious to delicious

<i>The prickly little creatures known as Lionfish are spearheads of an INVASION! Marlie Hall takes us under the sea.</i><p><b>Lionfish footage courtesy of</b> …

Fish

Foreign trawlers encroaching on local fishing grounds off West African coast

In a small wooden boat named after his grandfather, Samba Diallo ventures out into the Atlantic Ocean to fish, as he has done for decades.<p>It was once a simple life: rise at dawn, go out to sea for a few hours, bring home his catch. But these days he needs four shipmates to help him survive. They …

New Zealand’s New Marine Reserve Is Twice as Big as the Country Itself

New Zealand’s government announced this week a plan to create a 240,000-square-mile ocean sanctuary in the Kermadec region, off the northeast coast …

Conservation

Fish Recognize Faces

Source: National Geographic/Mary Bates<br>A school of fish might seem like a sea of identical faces, but at least one species has no problem telling its …

Fish

Many Young Fish Moving North with Adults as Climate Changes

On the web since 1993<p>Pelagic juvenile (top) and larval (bottom two) Haddock (<i>Melanogrammus aeglefinus</i>). Photo credit: Harvey Walsh NEFSC/NOAA.<p>Bongo …

Biodiversity

Robotic Marine Vehicles Explore Celtic Sea

Scientists in England are using two autonomous marine vehicles to explore the hydrology and biology of the Celtic Sea, an area off Ireland's southern …

Gliders