Which reefs are the most important to save?


A list of the world’s 50 most important reefs to protect from climate change is being compiled by…
Counting Sharks


Many shark populations around the world are known to have declined over the past several decades, yet marine…
Red algae form coral-like reefs in Greenland

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The fishermen in Greenland are all too familiar with them—coral-like growths that become stuck in their nets when…
Winners, losers among fish when landscape undergoes change

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As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ― but not always…
Marine ecologist offers suggestions for achieving a strong, lasting ‘blue economy’

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Incentive-based solutions offer significant hope for addressing the myriad environmental challenges facing the world’s oceans – that’s the…
How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions

February 19, 2017

New findings from the University of Michigan explain an Ice Age paradox and add to the mounting evidence…
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

February 19, 2017

Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station…
Underwater seagrass meadows dial back polluted seawater

February 17, 2017

Seagrass meadows – bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem…
NASA Study Identifies New Pathway for Greenland Meltwater to Reach Ocean

February 17, 2017

Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research…
Marine bacteria produce molecule with links to climate

February 16, 2017

Scientists from the University of East Anglia and Ocean University China have discovered that tiny marine bacteria can…
Mismatched eyes help squid survive ocean’s twilight zone

February 15, 2017

From eyes the size of basketballs to appendages that blink and glow, deep-sea dwellers have developed some strange…
Canadian glaciers now major contributor to sea level change, UCI study shows

February 15, 2017

Ice loss from Canada’s Arctic glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, new…
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