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.

Scuba divers take on invasive lionfish

2015-02-17 21:04

Lionfish will eat almost anything smaller than them, including valuable species like red porgy, vermilion snapper and Nassau grouper.

Emaciated sea lion rescued on street

2015-02-13 07:01

An emaciated sea lion has been rescued on San Francisco boulevard, hundreds of metres away from the beach.

Lobsters crawl out of sea - report

2015-02-07 16:06

A report says about half a ton of rock lobsters have crawled out of the sea at Elands Bay, north of Cape Town.

Lonely tank orca to get 'endangered' protection?

2015-02-04 21:40

Lolita, a captive orca that has spent more than three decades in an aquarium tank, deserves the same endangered species protection as her wild relatives, officials say.

Electric fence may stop sharks from taking a bite

2015-01-29 07:58

Dozens of people are attacked by sharks every year. A new underwater electric fence - developed and tested in Cape Town - aims to stop sharks from getting close to bathers.

After 44 years, Miami orca may be free

2015-01-26 10:08

Lolita, a killer whale that has lived in a tank at Miami's Seaquarium for 44 years, could move a step closer to freedom.


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.

Sepios the robot cuttlefish takes to the sea

2015-02-18 10:38

Sepios, a four-finned, omnidirectional robot built by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich, could inspire a new generation of eco-friendly, aquatic androids.

Almost 200 whales stranded on New Zealand beach

2015-02-13 08:30

Almost 200 pilot whales have stranded themselves on a New Zealand beach renowned as a deathtrap for the marine mammals, conservation officials say.

Great white blamed for fatal attack on surfer in Australia

2015-02-11 09:03

Police say a shark that killed a Japanese surfer off Australia's east coast was a great white 3 to 4m long.

US divers conduct underwater octopus census

2015-02-06 20:10

To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Puget Sound off the Northwest coast, an annual unusual census has taken place.

Red tide detected near Cape Town

2015-02-03 12:35

Red tide, which can render shellfish dangerous, has been detected on the west coast, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department says.

EU blacklists Sri Lanka over illegal fishing

2015-01-26 19:28

The European Union has blacklisted Sri Lanka for failing to combat illegal fishing, officially banning imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka-flagged vessels into the EU.

Bulgarian customs seize 2 million baby eels

2015-01-23 13:31

Bulgarian customs officials say that had seized two million endangered European baby eels stashed in containers.

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