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Rathlin Island: Maerl 'concrete seaweed' protected from cruise ships

[UK] Scientists have identified safe areas for ships to drop anchor off Rathlin Island, in an attempt to protect the the area’s unique habitat.

Cruise liners are calling at the island off the County Antrim coast because of its reputation as a bird sanctuary. Continue reading Rathlin Island: Maerl 'concrete seaweed' protected from cruise ships

Britain’s giant kelp forests could be destroyed within the next 100 years

Britain’s underwater kelp forests, which provide a crucial habitat for thousands of Britain’s sea inhabitants, are being wiped out by human activities, marine biologists claim.

According to a study looking into the state of Britain’s kelp and seaweed species,… Continue reading Britain’s giant kelp forests could be destroyed within the next 100 years