Marine Conservation

  • Green Turtles Eat Plastic that Looks Like Food

    It may seem obvious but it has now been scientifically proven that green turtles eat plastic that closely resembles sea grass, their preferred food. This research is important, as it shows what kind of plastic pollution is a particular problem.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th October 2019
  • Tracking Turtles with Telemetry

    A new model has been created that can forecast the location of critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles along the coast of Central and South America. This will aid efforts to decrease bycatch mortality.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th April 2019
  • Drones Effective for Marine Megafauna Monitoring

    New research in The Bahamas has proved that drones are effective tools for monitoring marine megafauna such as sharks and rays. They are effective even in shallow and murky water, and are much less invasive than alternatives.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th January 2019
  • Boat Traffic Threatens Rare Dolphin

    Rare bottlenose dolphins in Panama’s Bocas Del Toro Archipelago are being threatened by boat traffic Рscientists are now calling for them to be designated as endangered.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th July 2018
  • Marine Protected Areas Threatened by Ocean Warming

    The species that currently inhabit Marine Protected Areas will be unable to tolerate the rising ocean temperatures that climate change will bring, according to new research.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th July 2018
  • Turtle Nesting Jeopardised by Microplastics

    Tiny pieces of microplastic that persist in the natural environment are accumulating along beaches surrounding the Gulf of Mexico, jeopardising the survival of loggerhead turtles.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th June 2018
  • Southern Sea Otter Survival

    As southern sea otter population recover from near extinction due to hunting for the fur trade, they are still suffering from low genetic diversity. A new study examines the most effective way to save them.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th May 2018
  • Plastic Pollution Causing Marine Turtle Deaths

    A worldwide survey has revealed that hundreds of marine turtles are dying each year because they are becoming entangled in rubbish in our oceans and on our beaches.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th February 2018
  • Vaquita Rescue Gone Wrong

    The most endangered marine mammal in the world, the vaquita, is facing an uncertain future as a rescue plan involving taking some animals into captivity has been abandoned after the death of a captured individual.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th December 2017