Panama turtle eggs could 'fry'

2015-11-23 20:34

Sea turtle eggs laid in the sand of beaches in Panama risk getting fried before hatching because of rising temperatures.

Climate change could slash polar bear numbers

2015-11-19 21:41

Polar bears could see their numbers dwindle by nearly a third by mid-century due to climate change.

Sibling sharks shipped off to UK

2015-11-06 21:41

Two ragged-toothed sharks born in South Africa are heading to an aquarium in the United Kingdom because they cannot be accommodated at uShaka Marine World.

Science was wrong on jellyfish motion

2015-11-03 22:01

Science has assumed that in order to run, swim, or fly, animals and humans must exert pressure on the ground, water or air around them to project themselves forward.

Whales on French beach may have 'washed up voluntarily'

2015-11-02 21:07

A school of 10 whales that washed up in northern France may have done so voluntarily after the death of the dominant male.

Fishing main hurdle to Antarctic marine reserves

2015-10-31 18:25

The head of the Australian delegation to international talks says access to fishing is the main stumbling block to agreement on two vast marine reserves in Antarctica.

Fish cry for help to escape predators: Australian scientists

2015-10-29 08:19

Distressed fish caught by predators emit a cry for help to attract other carnivores so they can escape during the ensuing chaos, Australian scientists say.

Loss of big animals, poo transformed Earth

2015-10-27 06:49

The loss of big animals to over hunting and human-driven pollution has meant a drastic drop in the amount of poo, which is critical to nourishing the Earth.

Conservationists are thrilled: 6th newborn orca spotted

2015-10-26 07:47

The Centre for Whale Research has confirmed on its Facebook page that a new-born orca designated as J53 was seen traveling in Haro Strait with a 38-year-old orca known as Princess Angeline.

Vast Antarctic marine reserves in focus

2015-10-19 19:57

Two vast marine sanctuaries proposed for Antarctica were being considered for a fifth time at international talks with campaigners saying they are imperative.


Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean

2015-11-23 19:23

Mud from a Brazil mining disaster has reached the Atlantic devastating aquatic life.

SA white shark population in jeopardy

2015-11-13 08:56

SA's white shark population's capability to survive is in jeopardy. This is because of a low level of genetic diversity, according to research conducted by the department of botany and zoology at Stellenbosch University.

US woman punches shark

2015-11-04 19:45

A US woman bitten by a shark has hit back during a Florida vacation.

EU cafeteria fake fish labelling reported

2015-11-03 20:09

The European Union is looking into reports that cheap seafood is often mislabeled as choice fish in some of the Belgian capital's fine restaurants and even in EU cafeterias.

Scientists to capture the humpback whale's view of the ocean

2015-11-02 18:49

A group of local and international scientists are plumbing the depths of the ocean off the west coast of South Africa - all from the point of view of humpback whales.

Unusual warming kills Gulf of Maine cod

2015-10-29 22:32

Unusual warming in the waters off the northeastern US state of Maine has killed off vast numbers of cod, further endangering a valuable and iconic fishery.

Thailand seizes 8 000 fishing trawlers

2015-10-27 16:59

Thailand has revoked the commercial fishing licences of over 8 000 fishing trawlers for failing to join a new registration scheme.

Plastic mass found in stomach of whale

2015-10-26 19:01

Taiwanese marine biologists have discovered a mass of plastic bags and fishing net in the stomach of a dead whale, underlying the dangers posed by floating ocean trash.

Sunscreen ingredient toxic to coral, killing off reefs -research

2015-10-21 08:03

A common ingredient found in sunscreen is toxic to coral and contributing to the decline of reefs around the world, according to new research.

Dolphins, sea lions, turtles found dead at Mexico island

2015-10-16 08:51

Mexico is investigating dolphin, sea lion and turtle deaths at an island in the Gulf of California.

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