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New heat-tolerant algal species discovered in Abu Dhabi corals

Abu Dhabi: A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs off United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi, an organism that helps corals survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius, temperatures that Continue reading New heat-tolerant algal species discovered in Abu Dhabi corals

Sydney’s waters could be tropical in decades, here’s the bad news…

Welcome to tropical Sydney, where colourful surgeonfishes and parrotfishes are plentiful, corals have replaced kelp forests, and underwater life seems brighter, more colourful and all-round better. Or is it?

While this vision of a future Sydney is Continue reading Sydney’s waters could be tropical in decades, here’s the bad news…

This Video Will Make You Want to Do Something to Save the Oceans

Early on in the new Netflix documentary “Mission Blue” (preview here), a voice off camera asks Sylvia Earle—ocean explorer, scientist, conservationist, and the film’s main character—if she’s a “radical.”.

“If I seem like a radical,” Earle answers slowly, “it may be because I see things that others do not.”

Unlike 99.9 percent of us, Earle actually gets to say stuff like that. As a woman who has spent almost… Continue reading This Video Will Make You Want to Do Something to Save the Oceans

The disaster we’ve wrought on the world’s oceans may be irrevocable

[EU] In the great halls of La Boqueria, Barcelona’s central market, tourists, foodies and cooks gather every day to marvel at the fresh food, like pilgrims at the site of a miracle. The chief shrines are the fish counters, Continue reading The disaster we’ve wrought on the world’s oceans may be irrevocable