ARTICLES RELATING TO MARINE LIFE

SeaWorld, activists clash on social media over orcas

2015-04-01 16:39

SeaWorld and animal rights groups have clashed on social media over the company's treatment of orcas, which star as the main attraction at several marine parks.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:49

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

Electrifying secrets behind killer eels

2015-03-23 12:20

Researchers unravel the complex system that gives eels the ability to remotely control the nervous systems of their prey while they hunt and kill them.

No claws for alarm: 13 000kg of lobsters survive after falling of a truck

2015-03-19 15:01

About 1.4 tons of live lobsters from Canada survived for several hours after a truck carrying them slid off a highway in central Maine, but the crustaceans were quickly back on their way to New Hampshire and Rhode Island markets, police say.

Endangered manatees counted in Florida

2015-03-17 06:23

Florida has counted 6 063 manatees in the annual survey of endangered marine mammals.

Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song

2015-03-11 16:16

Australian and New Zealand researchers have tracked scores of blue whales off Antarctica, eavesdropping as the world's largest animals began their rumbling song, which can be detected 750km away.

Rare goblin shark found in Australia

2015-03-04 08:05

A rare sea creature described as an 'alien of the deep' has been found off Australia and has been delivered to a museum which showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body.

Thousands of dead fish again wash up in Rio

2015-02-27 12:08

An 'unprecedented' thousands of dead fish have washed up in Rio's heavily polluted Guanabara Bay this week, deepening fears for the health of competitors at the 2016 Olympics.

Watch as 20 manatees get rescued from a drain

2015-02-24 11:44

Local media report that up to one dozen Manatees have been rescued after getting stuck in a water drain pipe in Satellite Beach, Florida.

Indian river, protected by a curse, faces modern world

2015-02-22 21:05

For centuries, it was a curse that saved the river. But if bad news saved the river, good news now threatens to destroy it. The modern world may be the most dangerous curse of all.

 

Climate change could disturb marine life

2015-03-31 05:00

Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:46

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

9 whales die after Australia stranding

2015-03-23 11:16

Nine whales have died after stranding themselves against a rocky breakwater on Australia’s east coast, with experts working to herd the rest of their group out to sea.

Britain plans Pacific marine reserve

2015-03-18 21:31

Britain plans a vast marine reserve around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific as part of global efforts to halt over-fishing.

Starving sea lion pups overwhelm rescue centres

2015-03-16 19:02

The starving sea lion pup was so tiny that it looked like a rock at the base of the seaside cliff until it struggled to raise its head as humans approached...

Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska

2015-03-06 09:47

Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting.

Ice age emperor penguins hit hard by cold - study

2015-03-02 07:59

Antarctica's Ross Sea has been a rare safe haven for emperor penguins for thousands of years, even when temperatures were too harsh for their liking, a new study suggests.

19 manatees rescued from Florida drainpipe

2015-02-24 19:43

A herd of 19 manatees has been rescued in Florida after becoming trapped in a drainpipe while they searched for warm waters.

Fears over plastic-eating coral in Barrier Reef

2015-02-24 06:48

Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are eating small plastic debris in the ocean, raising fears about the impact the indigestible fragments have on their health and other marine life.

Mighty mollusc: Limpet teeth have super strength

2015-02-18 21:31

The teeth of the common limpet, an unremarkable mollusc found along the European sea shore, may be made of the strongest natural material known to man, scientists say.

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