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Underwater Plant the World's First Flower? Published on: 21st September, 2016 | Conservation
Photo credit: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33969640

An ancient plant that grew underwater, located in what is now known as modern day Europe, may have been the worlds first known flowering plant.

Photo credit: Bleached coral

More than 1,000 km of the Great Barrier Reef is showing signs of significant bleaching and it is expected that many corals will die in the worst affected areas.

Grey Nurse Sharks Published on: 1st March, 2016 | Conservation
Photo credit: pcgiraffe- Grey Nurse Shark at North Rock

Grey Nurse Sharks, are also known as the Labrador of the sea. These gentle creatures are not a threat to divers or swimmers.

Diving with Grey Nurse Sharks: The Rules Published on: 26th February, 2016 | Conservation
Photo credit: pcgiraffe

If you go diving in a Grey Nurse Shark area with any commercial operator part of the dive brief includes the code of conduct for diving with Grey Nurse Sharks. If you go on a private boat, you need to make sure you are informed.

West Indian Manatee population recovers Published on: 20th January, 2016 | Conservation
Photo credit: Manatee in the Crystal River Florida

The population of the West Indian manatee has recovered 500% in 25 years through conservation measures. Now lobby groups and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are calling for the manatee to be removed from the endangered species list.

Photo credit: “The performance and potential of protected areas”, Nature, 2014

Over the last decade almost 10 million square km of new marine protected areas have been created globally, but these areas don’t always overlap with the ranges of vulnerable species.

Photo credit: Hugh Possingham and Jennifer McGowan

Deciding where to create marine reserves can be tricky when there are so many species and habitats in need of protection, and lots of other uses for marine areas such as fishing and recreation.

Photo credit: Christmas Island crab bridge - Kirsty Faulkner

On January 6, Christmas Island is expected to be covered in wave of scuttling red crabs making their way from their burrows in the rainforest, across whatever houses, golf courses or roads are their path, to their spawning sites on the island’s beaches.

Cleaning Up Our Oceans Published on: 14th December, 2015 | Conservation
Photo credit: The Ocean Cleanup

It is believed that one third of the debris in the ocean is concentrated in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by circular clockwise ocean currents known as the North Pacific Gyre.

Palau creating new ocean reserve Published on: 4th December, 2015 | Conservation
Photo credit: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151022-palau-marine-protected-area-oceans-animals-conserv

Palau, an island nation in the middle of the western Pacific Ocean has approved the creation of an enormous marine reserve.

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