marine conservation

The importance of plankton

Without plankton there wouldn’t be polar bears on the ice. Phytoplankton and copepods are the first two steps in the plankton food chain In the sea,...

Thousands rally against shark cull in Western Australia

Upwards of 4,000 people gathered on Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia today to rally against the upcoming cull of sharks by the Western Australian government....

Secret slaughter of Europe’s harbour porpoises

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has the misfortune to live in some of the most heavily fished waters on earth. Thousands of these little...

Keeping what’s left of the world’s ocean

The oceans are a shadow of what they once were, and it is unlikely we can keep what little we have left unless we...

Lack of predators boosting Scottish shellfish?

In 1975 roughly 262,413 tonnes of demersal fish and 20,000 tonnes of shellfish were landed at Scottish ports.In 2003 99,654 tonnes of demersal fish...

Stop the mass slaughter of dolphins by the fishing industry in EU waters

Thousands of short-beaked common dolphins are being killed by fishing vessels targeting pelagic fish species in EU waters. This barbaric practice is referred to...

The world’s ocean has reached crisis point

There are alternatives to the way we treat the marine environment, but they require a change in the way we think and act. Land...

Hundreds of common dolphins killed by commercial fishing bycatch

Well over 300 mostly common dolphins have been recorded washed up dead on the Atlantic coast of England, France and Ireland in the first...

Wild stingray encounter marred by reef fish decline

Smooth stingray waits to be fed. Pic: Blue Planet Society Australia's south west offers a little-known wildlife experience that's hard to beat. At Hamelin Bay...

Mangroves, an invaluable ally against climate change

Mangroves are the rainforests by the sea, found at the boundary where land meets ocean. They serve a wide range of ecological functions, providing...

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