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Diving into biodiversity

Victoria Erb stood in the back of the boat with her classmates and watched three sharks cut through the crystal clear water of Belize's Great Blue Hole.

Mar 27, 2014 not rated yet 0

Marine reserves: Finding the balance with oil and gas

How do we get the most out of our marine reserves? The government is in the process of reviewing Australia's network of marine protected areas. The review focuses on zones that exclude recreational fishers, and whether those fishers can be allowed back in. ...

Feb 06, 2014 not rated yet 0

Rethink needed on turtle conservation

(Phys.org) —Green turtle populations have expanded so much in Indonesia's east coast islands marine protected areas that they are adopting new feeding habits, degrading the ecosystem and threatening their ...

Jan 09, 2014 not rated yet 0

Exciting finds in Scottish underwater surveys

What has been described as the 'UK's biggest and best known example' of an unusual marine habitat has been found in a Scottish loch during surveys carried out by scientists from Heriot-Watt, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) ...

Dec 24, 2013 3.8 / 5 (4) 0

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said.

Nov 01, 2013 3 / 5 (2) 0

In Caribbean, push to create no-take reserves

Young fish leap in the wake of a warden's patrol boat as it motors through waters off Jamaica's southwest coast that are a brilliant palette of blues. Beneath the surface, reefs bristle with spiny lobsters, ...

Jul 12, 2013 3.3 / 5 (3) 1

Making a conservation conundrum add up

Scientists at Heriot-Watt have helped conservationists trying to protect rare natural habitats but challenged to know how well they're doing when there's no-where else to compare it to.

May 08, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Sea turtles benefiting from protected areas

Nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study that is the first to track the federally protected ...

Apr 29, 2013 2 / 5 (1) 0