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Hair to the rescue as oil pollution blights coastlines

In the town of Brignoles in southeast France, 40 tonnes of human hair are stacked in a warehouse—discarded locks sent in from salons far and wide under an innovative recycling scheme.

Ship leaks more oil off Mauritius as calls for answers grow

A fresh streak of oil spilled Friday from a ship stranded on a reef in pristine waters off Mauritius, threatening further ecological devastation as demands mount for answers as to why the vessel had come so close to shore.

Novel 3-D printed 'reef tiles' to repopulate coral communities

Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3-D printed artificial 'reef tiles' for attachment by corals ...

Rezone marine parks to better conserve sharks

A lack of habitat protection is hindering our ability to manage the conservation of endangered open-ocean sharks in Australian waters, according to new research by The University of Western Australia.

Latest Australia shark attack sparks tourism concerns

Tourism operators want aerial shark patrols to be introduced in Australia's Whitsunday Islands as they try to stem falling visitor numbers following a spate of attacks along the Great Barrier Reef.

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