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Seagrass can reduce coastal erosion by 70%

According to research from the University of Gothenburg, seagrass can bind its root mats to the sand and reduce cliff erosion by up to 70%.
dead coral

Satellites will allow scientists to analyse coastal dead zones

New technology is allowing scientists to predict where, when and how long coastal dead zones persist across large regions of coastline.
Example of an Aquaculture site, fish farming

PerformFISH supports sustainable development of marine fish farming in the Mediterranean

PerformFISH supports the leading fish farming sector in the EU to accelerate sustainable development.
humpback whale

Whales can learn complex songs from whales in other regions

A cultural transmission: humpback whales can learn and memorise complex songs from whales from other regions.
fish robot, Microplastics

The light-activated fish robot designed to collect microplastics

Researchers have invented a light-activated fish robot that "swims" around quickly and removes microplastics from the water.

Octopus’ brain and human brain share the same ‘jumping genes’

A new study has identified a link between genes in both the human brain and the octopus brain which could explain the remarkable intelligence of the invertebrates .
Diver swimming next to giant megalodon shark

What caused the megalodon extinction?

New research using zinc stable isotope ratios suggests that great white sharks may have contributed to the extinction of megalodon sharks.
sea sponge

Genomic time machine to understand sea sponge evolution

Key to the health of coral reefs, scientists reveal that sea sponges are among the earliest animals to ever grace planet earth
marine heatwave forecasts, ocean temperatures

Using marine heatwave forecasts to predict ecological impacts

Marine heatwave forecasts could potentially provide up to one year’s notice of changes to ocean temperatures, predicting effects on ecosystems.
research community, marine biodiversity

Why is fostering effective dialogue between government and the research community so vital?

Nicolas Pade, Executive Director at EMBRC-ERIC, looks at the innovation and research community to boost climate efficiency in local and central governments.
short sea shipping, EU emissions

How can short sea shipping emissions be reduced?

Nikolaos P. Ventikos from the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Angeliki Stouraiti from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) explore the environmental footprint of short sea shipping and how the EU can reduce emissions.
wave reserves, surfing

‘Wave reserves’ in surfing promote coastal ecosystem protection

‘Wave reserves’ used in surfing often promote the conservation of valuable coastal areas and the ecosystems that live around them.
Hawaiian coral,

61% of Hawaiian coral exposed to warming conditions, survive

In an optimistic 22-month study of Hawaiian coral, researchers find they may adapt well to warmer and more acidic oceans resulting from climate change.
the triassic, REEFCADE

The Triassic World: An analogue of the 6th mass extinction?

The REEFCADE long-term research project, created and driven by Professor Rossana Martini, started in 2007 and has since been supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
marsh pollution, sea anemones

How has marsh pollution affected the survival of sea anemones?

Scientists say the stationary sea anemone, Nematostella, has been decreasing in numbers - as it becomes severely impacted by pollution.
nature and oceans, cop26, land use

UK pledges to protect land use, nature and oceans at COP26

As COP26 reaches its completion in Glasgow this year, the UK pledges for more urgent action and investment protecting land, nature, and oceans on their respective summit days. Here’s the breakdown.
coral restoration, microfragmentation

Study says 3D printing is secret weapon for coral restoration

Global warming continues to bleach the coral reef, destroying marine ecosystems - but scientists believe the future of coral restoration lies in 3D printing.
marine magnetic survey, global aqua survey

Application of the marine magnetic survey

Gwo-Shyh Song from Global Aqua Survey, with Hsiu-Wen Huang from National Taiwan University, walk us through the application of the marine magnetic survey.
marine protected areas fish, MPA

Marine Protected Areas could increase fish population by 400%

The study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, used underwater video cameras to observe that Marine Protected Areas increased fish populations by almost 400%.
ocean surface climates, greenhouse gas emissions

95% of ocean surface climates could disappear by 2100

The study predicts that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at Representative Concentration Pathway 8.5, then 95% of ocean surface climates could disappear by 2100.

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