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Coral bleaching study examines algae’s protective effect during marine heatwaves

[Australia] Scientists are placing terracotta tiles in sections of reef along the West Australian coastline to assess the resilience of coral species and also the extent algae can help protect species from coral bleaching caused by marine heatwaves. Continue reading Coral bleaching study examines algae’s protective effect during marine heatwaves

Half of all marine life lost in 40 years: WWF report

[Global] The Living Blue Planet Report, just released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, documents the extraordinary losses, which occurred from 1970 to 2012. Alarmingly, some fish species were found to have declined by almost 75 per cent. Continue reading Half of all marine life lost in 40 years: WWF report