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Plastic waste threatens lives of seabirds in Helgoland

by Mares - 11th December 2015
Pilot study initiated to gather more information High on the cliffs of Helgoland, a small German archipelago in the North Sea, environmental activi...
Ivana and Janez

The Wobbegong Shark

by Ivana and Janez - 16th March 2018
When I first heard the name 'Carpet shark', I thought it was a joke. The name does not sound very complimentary, and I would never believe that a fami...
Damir

Sea Lions – Los Islotes

by Damir - 2nd January 2018
Los Islotes island is located just 25 miles, or just over an hour’s boat ride, from La Paz. The ride towards the island is like a small safari thro...
Herbert

Increase in melting sea ice may lead to higher food supply in Arctic

by Herbert - 26th September 2017
In the Arctic, melt ponds are formed every year when snow and sea ice melt at the end of winter. As a result of global warming, there are increasingly...
Mares

The Myth of the Jellyfish

by Mares - 1st September 2017
When I asked my child what jellyfish were, she said they are half fish, half jelly… Well nothing could be further from the truth, as they are not ev...
Franco and Sabrina

Vamonos à bucear

by Franco and Sabrina - 15th May 2017
The look of the Baja California Sur can appear tedious: cactus, desert, rocks, beaches and vice versa, but the underwater side of the coin is aweso...
Herbert

Litter in the sea: New portal offers comprehensive coverage

by Herbert - 29th March 2017
New online portal LITTERBASE compiles all data in one location Where is litter at sea and which species and habitats does it affect? For the first...
Herbert

Programming drones to map oil spills

by Herbert - 7th March 2017
Team drew inspiration from mathematical principlesA team from the University of Buffalo is looking into how drones can be programmed to map an oil sp...
Mares

How baby reef fish find their way home at night

by Mares - 24th December 2016
Scientists have discovered that baby reef fish possess an internal magnetic compass that helps them find their way home at night. Publishing their...
Mares

It’s not just a harmless plastic bottle

by Mares - 8th December 2016
What happens with the trash? What happens to a piece of trash that's discarded into the ocean? Well, if it is not eaten by marine animals or seabi...
Mares

Greenpeace gathers 24,000 signatures against oil drilling in national park

by Mares - 12th November 2016
High price for just a little oil Last week, Greenpeace activists handed over 24,000 signed postcards to Dr Robert Habeck, Minister of Energy, Agri...
Mares

Germany proposes protection for Weddell Sea

by Mares - 20th October 2016
The European Union has submitted a request for a marine protected area (MPA) to be established in the Weddell Sea. The scientific basis was provided...
Morne Hardenberg

The greatest ocean safari on the planet!

by Morne Hardenberg - 19th October 2016
Every year, over the months of June/July, we spend 40 days on South Africa's "Wild Coast" waiting for the mass migration of sardines which moves up th...
Mares

Life beneath the ice

by Mares - 17th October 2016
Welcome to the world beneath the ice. We're all familiar with the animals that live above the ice at the Arctic and Antarctica, but have you wonde...
Mares

IUCN Report: “We are making the world sick”

by Mares - 9th September 2016
Drastic changes within the marine environment Since the 1970s, the oceans have absorbed more than 93 percent of the enhanced heating caused by clima...
Mares

Earth Overshoot Day : After 8 August 2016, humanity is in debt

by Mares - 9th August 2016
Demands on natural resources have exceeded available resources since yesterday This year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on 8 August 2016. On that day, t...
Mares

Marine life make themselves at home amongst dropped boulders at reef

by Mares - 6th June 2016
Boulders also prevent fishing activities from taking place. The large boulders dumped into the Sylt Outer Reef in the North Sea in 2008 and 2011 b...
Mares

Proportion of unicellular plankton much higher than previously thought

by Mares - 29th April 2016
Unicellular planktonic organisms play a more important role in the marine ecosystem than previously thought. This was the conclusion drawn by marine...
Mares

Environment groups call for more effective marine protection

by Mares - 18th March 2016
German environmental organisations have called for a more effective level of marine protection in the North and Baltic Sea by Federal Minister of Fo...
Mares

Can a deep-sea ecosystem recover from human intervention?

by Mares - 26th November 2015
What would the ecological consequences be if the quantity of polymetallic (e.g. manganese) nodules in the deep sea was reduced? Would sustainable m...
Mares

Tackling rising ocean temperatures

by Mares - 1st October 2015
Rising sea temperatures are threatening marine ecosystems worldwide, and this has a major impact on our climate, weather, fish stocks and bird populat...