Numbers of two Mediterranean turtle species have risen in the last three decades - but in Cyprus the recoveries are happening at different rates, new research shows.
Thousands of sharks have been illegally caught in a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean, new research shows.
Marine scientists are calling on the EU to adopt a comprehensive plan to protect dolphins and porpoises from fisheries bycatch in European waters. To help address the bycatch issue, which is the primary global threat to dolphins and porpoises, the researchers put forward a framework to reduce bycatch levels.
Biodiversity is of crucial importance to the marine ecosystem. The prohibition of trawling activities in the Hong Kong marine environment for two and a half years has significantly improved biodiversity, an inter-university study led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has found. Research results showed that the trawl ban could restore and conserve biodiversity in tropical coastal waters.
Sea turtles in the Cayman Islands are recovering from the brink of local extinction, new research shows.
This animal, a member of the chordates, can regenerate all of its organs so that each piece knows exactly how to regain functioning of all its missing body systems within a short period of time
Coral ancestors had the genetic toolkit to make skeletal structures and only took simple evolutionary steps to begin building reefs.
Bone collagen of fish shows individual history of migration and eating habits throughout life history
It's easy to think that more nutrients -- the stuff life needs to grow and thrive -- would foster more vibrant ecosystems. Yet nutrient pollution has in fact wrought havoc on marine systems, contributing to harmful algae blooms, worse water quality and oxygen-poor dead zones.
Ship movements on the world's oceans dropped in the first half of 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions came into force, a new study shows.