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Florida’s Toxic Red Tides Are More Resilient Than Previously Thought

The algae responsible for Florida's toxic red tides may be more resilient to shifting ocean chemistry than scientists previously realized, according to research from Florida State University oceanographers.

Protection for High Seas Is Crucial to Safeguarding Vulnerable Coastal Communities, Says New Research

Key areas of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Pacific should be designated protected areas in order to safeguard vulnerable coastal communities’ livelihoods, new research published this week reveals.

Tracking Critically Endangered Turtles with Telemetry

New model predicts where Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles travel to help protect endangered species

Major International Policy Reform Needed to Protect Marine Mammals from Noise Impacts

After a comprehensive review of current knowledge, a panel of scientists has published new recommendations regarding marine mammal noise exposure

Protecting the Environment in Mozambique’s Emerging Oil and Gas Sector
  • Mozambique is expected to become the world’s third largest natural gas exporter
  • UN Environment, supported by the Government of Norway, launched a report to strengthen Mozambique’s environmental management in the oil and gas sector
Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago and Paraguay join Clean Seas Campaign
  • Three new Clean Seas signatories bring number of Latin American and Caribbean signatories to 20
  • Across the world, 60 countries have now committed to the campaign
  • The new countries signed up during the Fourth UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi
World’s First Live Video Broadcast from Underwater Uses Sonardyne’s BlueComm

Pioneering subsea communications technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. has been used to stream the first live broadcast to global audiences from an underwater submersible.

Manta Ray Mouthparts Offer Insights into New Filtration Technologies

Researchers at Oregon State University have recently discovered that manta rays are able to filter plankton from seawater using a system never seen before in the natural or industrial world. The findings, published in Science Advances, describe a unique mechanism which resists clogging and therefore offers a new approach for designing filtration systems on an industrial scale.

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