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[2 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Marine biology: Out of the blue

The ten-year Census for Marine Life is about to unveil its final results. But how deep did the $650-million project go?

[26 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
What’s not to love about baby seahorses?

Let’s face it, we can never see too many stories about male animals that gestate their young and give birth.

[26 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Gulf spill: Is the oil lurking underwater?

Between 20 April and 15 July, BP’s busted Macondo well released some 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

[19 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
The threats to the Mediterranean Sea

Human activities, climate change and the invasion of alien species are threatening the rich marine life of the Mediterranean Sea more so than any other sea or ocean, …

[19 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Coral disease outbreaks linked to cooler temperatures

For the first time, scientists have linked mild water temperatures during the preceding winter period with outbreaks of coral diseases on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

[19 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Return of La Niña

La Niña, the climatic event in which swathes of the equatorial east-central Pacific cool, strengthened through August, according to reports from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

[6 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Cold blamed for Bolivia’s mass fish deaths

With high Andean peaks and a humid tropical forest, Bolivia is a country of ecological extremes. But the unusually low winter temperatures experienced by the country’s tropical region in July and August hit freshwater species hard…

[6 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
IUCN: Galapagos off danger list but still at risk

The World Heritage Committee decided to remove the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger, despite IUCN´s recommendation to the contrary.

[4 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Canada sees shock salmon glut

It’s the biggest run of sockeye salmon in British Columbia since 1913. Some 34 million fish are thronging the Fraser River as they return from the sea to spawn, federal regulators announced on 31 August.

[4 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
What lies beneath Antarctic ice

Persistent bubbling is stirring the water’s surface in the Erebus and Terror Gulf, a remote spot off the Antarctic Peninsula. When he saw the commotion in 2000, Argentinian geologist Rodolfo del Valle was intrigued…