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Scientists find “strange creatures” 900 metres under Antarctic ice shelves

Researchers dug a bore hole 900 metres into the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, where they found something unexpected - "strange creatures" living in those -2.2°C depths.
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New algorithm can analyse plastic pollution in the ocean

A new algorithm developed by a team at the University of Barcelona can analyse the level of plastic pollution in the ocean with a reliability of 80%.
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BlueInvest fund gives €45 million to food security projects

The BlueInvest fund today allocated the first of an available €75 million to two projects working against food insecurity - announcing the names at a BlueInvest Day event.
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The highest ocean temperatures since 1955 are recorded

Despite the COVID related decrease in global carbon emissions, ocean temperatures hit the hottest on record in 2020.
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Underwater sonar technology for exploration and surveying

Global Aqua Survey Co., Ltd. discuss their use of sonar technology for expert underwater surveying in the waters of Taiwan Global Aqua Survey Co., Ltd. was established in 2003, the company combined with marine geophysical and underwater technology, with single-beam echo sounding, multi-beam echo sounding, side-scan sonar, reflection seismic survey,...
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Funding research to protect oceans and marine life in the U.S.

Here, Open Access Government tracks the recent research efforts of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences.
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New algae threatens conservation of Caribbean coral reefs

Human activity is making the conservation of Caribbean coral reefs difficult - but a new algal threat is adding pressure to an already precarious situation.
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Can blue aquaculture be the green protein of the future?

Dawn Purchase, Aquaculture Programme Manager at the Marine Conservation Society considers if blue aquaculture can be the green protein of the future.
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Why supertrawlers have no place in the UK’s marine protected areas

Chris Thorne, Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace UK explains why supertrawlers have no place in the UK’s marine protected areas.
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Glacier melting in Greenland: Impact on marine ecosystem and society

Shin Sugiyama, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, examines glacier melting and its impact on the marine ecosystem and society in Greenland.
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Could pumping cold water from the deep ocean halt coral bleaching?

A new study shows that artificial upwelling could provide the answer to preventing coral bleaching caused by global warming and rising sea temperatures.
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New corals discovered in deep-sea study of the Great Barrier Reef

Using the Falkor research vessel, scientists have explored the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef and found five new species of black corals and sponges.
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Oceans uptake of carbon ‘widely underestimated’

Researchers have discovered that, compared to previous predictions, there is more than twice the amount of ocean carbon uptake between the atmosphere and oceans.
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Marine survey: Side-scan sonar focus

Gwo-shyh Song from Global Aqua Survey Ltd and National Taiwan University, highlights a special skill concerning the use of the side-scan sonar to scan underwater targets or side-slope structures in this marine survey focus.
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Eight conservation success stories of 2020

So far 2020 seems to be hitting us with bad news after bad news causing a lot of despair, however there are some conservation success stories that we can celebrate this year.
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Global Aqua Survey Ltd discuss marine engineering in Taiwan

Global Aqua Survey Ltd possess a full range of sonar equipment and are leading the way with Taiwan's marine engineering sector and offshore projects.
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Arctic conservation: Scientists listen to the sounds of the seascape

In the northern Bering Sea, scientists undertook a four-year acoustic monitoring project to understand Arctic conservation needs for five marine mammals.
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Six conservation success stories of 2019

When nature is eroding and ecosystems are coming under increasing stress, it can seem like the only reaction is despair: However, there are also inspiring conservation success stories from 2019.
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Could microfragmentation be the answer for coral reef conservation?

The process of microfragmentation was discovered by Dr David Vaughan accidentally, but it could be the answer to protecting and restoring coral reefs globally.
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Marine Conservation Zones: Protecting our seas

Here, Joan Edwards, Director of Living Seas at The Wildlife Trusts shares her thoughts on the UK government announcement of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).

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