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.
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, are also known as the Labrador of the sea. These gentle creatures are not a threat to divers or swimmers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, an island nation in the middle of the western Pacific Ocean has approved the creation of an enormous marine reserve.