The Naw Magazine

By p1r8t3 | This is the official "Naw" magazine. The purpose of this magazine is to educate ourselves and the general public with up-to-date articles and news about the Environment, the Ocean, and Creatures that roam this earth. To know more about the team just visit us at www.naw.ae

Octlantis is a just-discovered underwater city engineered by octopuses

Gloomy octopuses—also known as common Sydney octopuses, or <i>octopus tet</i><i>ricus—</i>have long had a reputation for being loners. Marine biologists once thought they inhabited the subtropical waters off eastern Australia and northern New Zealand in solitude, meeting only to mate, once a year. But now there’s …

Disappearance of right whales from winter breeding grounds a mystery for scientists

Before 2011, upward of 200 right whales were spotted off Florida each year, but just 7 were seen this year<p>Scientists are at a loss to explain one of …

Oceans

Giant sea snail plan to rescue Barrier Reef

A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Monday, with a trial underway to breed thousands …

Oceans

Rare Footage Shows Huge Great White Shark Sinking Teeth Into Another

A chilling video recorded by a daredevil diver showing a huge great white shark attacking another shark has gone viral. The footage — featuring the …

Oceans

The destruction of reefs is bad news for humanity: How we can work to reverse the damage

<i>Editor's note: From May 2017, Firstpost is featuring a fortnightly column by Mridula Ramesh, titled 'Climate Conversations'. In this column, we take</i> …

Oceans

Photo of the week: Swimming with Humpback whales in Tonga

Tonga is the only country in the southern hemisphere where you can actually swim with Humpback whales. Every year, starting around June/July, …

Humpback Whales

During a Hurricane, What Happens Underwater?

A hurricane the size of Irma can cause extensive damage on land with massive storm surges, excessive rainfall and raging winds. But what exactly …

Oceans

Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Exclusive: New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment<p>We are living on a plastic planet. What does that mean for our health?<p>Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, …

Sea Salt

One of world's largest marine parks created off coast of Easter Island

Rapa Nui protection area, about same size as Chilean mainland, will protect up to 142 species, including 27 threatened with extinction<p>One of the world’s largest marine protection areas has been created off the coast of Easter Island.<p>The 740,000 sq km Rapa Nui marine park is roughly the size of the …

Oceans

Ocean Water Disappears In Bahamas After Irma, See Unbelievable Images

Ocean water in the Bahamas disappeared on the beach and as far as the eye could see after Hurricane Irma tore through the region on Friday. Witnesses …

Oceans

Eight islands in the Pacific Ocean have disappeared completely due to rising seas

<b>At least eight islands in the Pacific Ocean have disappeared entirely due to rising sea levels.</b><p>The low-lying Micronesia and the Solomon islands have …

Climate Change

Fish eat plastic -- and they like it, too

<b>New research has found that the 'scent' of plastic in seawater appeals to foraging fish.</b><p>Fish eat plastic. We know this because scientists have …

Oceans

Study Finds Almost All Drinking Water Is Contaminated With Plastic

Researchers find that 94 percent of U.S. drinking water is contaminated with microplastics.<p>So much of the objects in our lives are built with plastic, so it's no surprise that the stuff gets everywhere. But the scale of plastic pollution is mind boggling. Most of our plastic trash ends up in the …

Water

This brilliant floating farm actually heals the world's oceans

85% of the world’s fisheries have been pushed beyond their limits – and the future of ocean life looks grim. Fortunately, GreenWave has developed a …

Farming

Unearthed 18th Century British nautical charts help document lost coral reefs

Climate change isn’t the only thing killing coral reefs.<p>Humans have had devastating impacts on these complex marine ecosystems going back hundreds of …

San Diego

Nearly A Dozen Sharks Found Swimming In New York Home's Basement

The sharks included the sandbar variety, a protected species.<p>It couldn’t have been fishier.<p>A recent search of a New York home’s basement led to the discovery of more than half a dozen sharks swimming inside of an above ground pool, conservation authorities announced Wednesday.<p>In all, seven live …

Oceans

Thousands of Sharks Found in Illegal Fishing Boat Near the Galapagos

A large ship carrying thousands of sharks was halted in the Galapagos National Park by park rangers and members of the Ecuadorian navy last week. …

Oceans

Virus reprograms ocean plankton

A virus which infects ocean plankton can reprogramme cells and change the way they absorb nutrients - potentially changing how carbon is stored in …

Biology

New study: West Coast ships kill more than 80 endangered whales annually

Far more whales die in collisions with ships off the West Coast than ever wash up on beaches, a new study has found.<p>Every year, an estimated 18 blue …

Oceans

Majestic Whale Sharks Seen as Good Luck Charms by Indonesian Fishermen

Photographer Pete Oxford recently traveled to the southeast corner of the Coral Triangle, home to more than 75% of the world's coral species, off the coast of West Papua to experience the unique bond between local fisherman and whale sharks. Known as lucky charms for the Indonesian fisherman who …

Oceans

Plastic-eating plankton offer inspiration for cleaning up oceans

Each day, larvacean plankton about the size of a pinkie finger construct 3-foot-wide mucus nets that serve as their fleeting homes. These structures …

Oceans

Bluefin Tuna at the Brink

Photo by oliver.dodd | CC BY 2.0Bluefin tuna at 3%, that’s it!Pacific bluefin tuna has unique worldwide status as one of the most awe-inspiring …

Oceans

We need to start eating jellyfish to reduce their growing numbers, advise scientists

Jellyfish numbers have reached such a worrying high in the Mediterranean that one marine biologist is urging Brits to start eating them in order to …

Oceans

An underwater ancient city in Turkey may open up to diving for the first time in 30 years

A sunken city near the island of Kekova, near Antalya in Turkey, may open up to diving for the first time in 30 years. Diving at the ancient underground city has been banned since 1986 in order to preserve it, but with the cooperation of archaeologists and local experts, the ban could be partially …

Archaeology

The greatest concentration of volcanoes has been found in Antarctica—and that’s terrifying news

Everything about Antarctica is hyperbolic. It is the coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent. Now, it can add another extreme feather to its cap: Scientists have found the continent to be host to the greatest concentration of volcanoes on Earth.<p>Scientists at the University of Edinburgh …

Climate Change

Our Waters Are Getting So Polluted Sea Snakes Are Turning Black to Cope

Sssshit.<p>Mining waste is having a rather peculiar effect on the evolution of a species of sea snake, which appears to be coping with an increase in …

Melanesia

Whale Shark Found Dead, Plastic Spoon Stuck in Digestive System

An 18-foot long whale shark washed up dead on Pamban South Beach in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.<p>"The cause of death is found to be …

Oceans

Arabian Gulf corals have ‘super genes’ to tolerate heat

NYU Abu Dhabi coral research tackles climate change

Oceans

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

Climate Change