Marine Life News
Even pristine rain and snow now contain a cocktail of different types of microplastics, chemicals, natural and artificial particles
A wide range of animals depend on them, including tiny invertebrates that are a food source to fish prized by small-scale, artisanal fishing operations.
The annual photography competition encourages photographers to contribute their work to celebrate Earth's rich diversity and inspire action to protect it.
The females don’t hit sexual maturity until their late 50s and one pregnancy lasted five years.
Playing with Sharks: New documentary throws light on noted ocean explorer Valerie Taylor's encounters with the sea creatures
Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story, directed by Sally Aitken, is about changing attitudes. The title itself is a nod to the positive association Taylor enjoys with sharks, who she regularly refers to as her “friends”.
Samantha Joye specializes in the unique metabolisms of marine bacteria and they can be leveraged to clean up spills.
Often, “protection” amounts to nothing more than lines on maps in government offices while fishing continues unabated in the water.
Waves have enough energy that every metre of coastline could power around five average homes and more during storms.
The disaster has already caused debris — including several tons of plastic pellets used to make plastic bags — to wash ashore.
Sri Lanka's MEPA said the microplastic pollution could cause years of ecological damage to the island.
They will capture signals from marine life that use sound and natural sonar to navigate and communicate across the oceans.
Poleward migration was more pronounced north of the equator, where oceans have warmed more quickly than in the south.
The sharks are growing very fast, but to an ultimately smaller size, which is a problem for survival, say experts.
According to new findings, freshwater biodiversity is declining at twice the rate of marine life.
There is evidence that that microplastics and even smaller particles called nano plastics move from a fish’s stomach to its muscle tissue, which is the part humans typically eat.
Scientists claim to have recorded 'fewer animals singing and calling than in the past' with anthropogenic sounds fragmenting their habitats.
While climate change and pollution also imperil shark survival, increased fishing pressure is the greatest threat for every oceanic shark species.
Net Free Seas has salvaged 15 tons of waste netting from sea waters in its first year of operation.
Last month, locals witnessed large numbers of dead sea creatures including seals, octopuses and sea urchins wash up onto the black-sanded beach.
With more than 300 carcasses spread across a 10-kilometre area, boats have begun towing the dead whales into the open ocean, where they will be released over several days.