Wednesday 01 October, 2014

Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within 20 years: Report

In 20 years’ time, most of the Caribbean coral reefs may disappear, since what is left of them currently does not exceed one-sixth of the original coral cover Continue reading “Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within 20 years: Report” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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US calls for more efforts to protect oceans

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the oceans are facing threats from over-fishing, pollution and acidification, and called for “a comprehensive Continue reading “US calls for more efforts to protect More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Trash concentration in ocean as dangerous as climatic change

Large concentrations of trash in the oceans, also known as “plastic soups”, are as dangerous as climatic change, one of the experts in the field Continue reading “Trash concentration in ocean More...

Coccoliths grown under current and high CO2 levels
By BioNews On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Marine algae show resilience to carbon dioxide emissions

A type of marine algae could become bigger as increasing carbon dioxide emissions are absorbed Continue reading “Marine algae show resilience to carbon dioxide emissions” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Why the world’s biggest fish needs to swim near the surface

Whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish, can dive to chilly waters hundreds of metres deep but they need to return to the surface to warm up, according to a new study led by researchers from The University More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Researchers find ‘killer solution’ for a reef killer

An Australia-based team of marine scientists has developed what Continue reading “Researchers find ‘killer solution’ for a reef killer” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Global Oceans score 60 out of 100 in new health index

A team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia undertook the first global quantitative assessment of ocean health and created a new Ocean Health Index Continue More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Female fish prefer males with sex ornaments that look like foods

Male representatives of the tropical fish known as swordtail characins have flag-like sex ornaments that catch mates just like the bait on a fishing rod would, according to a new study Continue reading “Female More...

By BioNews On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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Seagrass could help cut acidity level in water surrounding coral reefs

Seagrass could help reduce the acidity of water surrounding coral reefs, protecting them from erosion, scientists have found Continue reading “Seagrass could help cut acidity level in water surrounding coral More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Slowest Greenland sharks `hunt sleeping seals`

Researchers have measured the speed of the ocean’s slowest shark – the Greenland sharks, which “cruise” at 0.34m per second that is less than 1mph and revealed that they hunt sleeping seals Continue reading More...