Apathy towards poachers widespread in world’s marine protected areas

A new study has found that nearly half of fishers from seven countries had witnessed someone poaching in marine protected areas in the past...

Corals are becoming more tolerant of rising ocean temperatures

The existence and causes of coral bleaching are recognized as an increasing world-wide environmental concern related to climate change. A number of experiments have...

Baby sea snails ride waves into shallower waters

The warming ocean may cause the larvae of bottom-dwelling snails to hatch earlier in the spring, when waves are larger, potentially impacting their ability...

A disease threatening the most plentiful starfish in Antarctica

A study led by experts from the University of Barcelona's Faculty of Biology and Institute for Research on Biodiversity (IRBio) have identified a disease...

New study shows some corals might adapt to climate changes

New research shows that not all corals respond the same to changes in climate. The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and...

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans

It happened once before, and it could happen again. That's the warning from ocean scientists at the University of Toronto and the University of California,...

Can seagrass help fight ocean acidification?

Seagrass meadows could play a limited, localized role in alleviating ocean acidification in coastal ecosystems, according to new work led by Carnegie's David Koweek...

Study shows ocean acidification is having major impact on marine life

Carbon dioxide emissions are killing off coral reefs and kelp forests as heat waves and ocean acidification damage marine ecosystems, scientists have warned. Writing in Scientific...

Previously overlooked ‘coral ticks’ weaken degraded reefs

A previously overlooked predator-- a thumbnail-sized snail--could be increasing the pressure on coral reefs already weakened by the effects of overfishing, rising ocean temperatures,...

How calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification?

New research suggests size is the main factor that predicts how calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification. The findings, published in Global Change Biology, shed...

First mapping of global marine wilderness shows just how little remains

Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on July 26 have completed the first systematic analysis of marine wilderness around the world. And what they found...

Australian marine heatwave shakes up coral reef animal populations

Research published in Nature describes upheaval among fish and invertebrate communities after a marine heatwave hit Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea in early 2016. The...

Satellite tracking reveals Philippine waters are important for whale sharks

A new scientific study published in PeerJ - the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences has tracked juvenile whale sharks across the Philippines emphasising the importance...

Great Barrier Reef not bouncing back as before, but there is hope

The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back. Scientists at...

Moving fish farms enables seagrass meadows to thrive

Commercial fish farms should be moved away from seagrass meadows in order for both to thrive in the future, according to new research. The meadows...