marine conservation

Where have all the sandeels gone?

Most people accept that the North Sea has been subjected to the most appalling overfishing. Whitefish stocks have collapsed and the mackerel and herring...

Seagrass meadows – carbon sinks and fishery powerhouses

The most underappreciated of marine ecosystems, the humble seagrass meadow. I might be biased, but seagrass meadows are just a little bit fantastic. Seagrasses are...

Future ocean

If you had travelled the world in 1812 the natural wonders seen on earth would be jaw-dropping. Plains full of grazing animals and attendant predators,...

Kittiwake numbers plummet in the UK

Blue Planet Society are championing the black-legged kittiwake in Arkive's 2017 #LoveSpecies campaign. The black-legged kittiwake is a dainty gull with black-tipped silver wings, yellow...

Stop deep sea mining campaign

Deep sea mining for rare metals is the new industrial frontier and will have devastating implications for the marine environment. Proposed mining would threaten not...

WWF and krill: conservation gone wrong

The Wikipedia entry for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) states that 'WWF is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment'. No surprises there...

Put seagrass on the map with citizen science

Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day and at Project Seagrass we are happy to announce the launch of our GLOBAL Citizen Science smartphone...

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,...

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...

Auction to raise funds for puffin and seabird conservation

  Atlantic puffins are under threat like never before. They can't find enough to eat. Overfishing of sandeels, their favoured prey, and changes in fish distribution...

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