Marine Conservation

  • Fish Evolve to Avoid Fishing

    New research supports the creation of more marine reserves that are protected from fishing activities, as it has been discovered that fish can evolve to be more cautious and avoid fishing nets.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd April 2017
  • Only 30 Vaquita Left In The Wild

    Just 30 vaquitas, the world’s smallest porpoise, are left in the wild due to illegal gill net fishing causing their numbers to plummet by 90% in recent years.

    By Alex Taylor on 5th February 2017
  • Canaries in the Ocean Coalmine

    Researchers from Newcastle University have found that 59 species of fish have disappeared from fishermen’s catches in the Philippines between 1950 and 2014.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd June 2016
  • New Strategy to Save Sharks and Rays

    More than 1,100 species of sharks and rays, in both marine and freshwater habitats, are facing extinction. Threats to their survival include pollution, habitat loss and overfishing.

    By Alex Taylor on 26th February 2016
  • Climate Change and Sea Turtles

    The warming of the planet due to climate change is causing reproduction patterns to change.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th October 2015
  • Climate Change Could Dry Out Wetlands

    long summer droughts and other factors will likely lead to the rapid drying or even complete loss of many ecologically important wetlands.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th October 2015
  • Alarming Decline of Ocean Wildlife

    Between 1970 and 2012, marine vertebrates have declined by 49% and some fish species have declined by nearly 75%.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd September 2015
  • Ensuring the Resilience of Seagrass Meadows

    Learning to manage the habitats and biodiversity within our oceans and coasts is one of the greatest challenges of this century.

    By Guest Bloggers on 18th September 2015

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