Marine life

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Oysters and whisky? Why the pairing could have huge benefits for wildlife in Scotland
Scientists find that using oysters as water filters helps the bivalve and other species thrive – and could treble the amount of carbon going into the seabed

Karen McVeigh

31, Mar, 2023 @8:49 AM

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Tokitae, the oldest orca in captivity, has path to freedom after 50 years
Miami Seaquarium, where the whale performed, announced a ‘binding’ agreement to relocate her to her home – Puget Sound

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

30, Mar, 2023 @9:22 PM

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Octopus farming turns my stomach – but are some species really more worthy than others? | Elle Hunt
I haven’t eaten octopus in years, yet being smart shouldn’t make them exceptions. All animals need protection from unnecessary suffering, says journalist Elle Hunt

Elle Hunt

30, Mar, 2023 @9:02 AM

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The Maldives are 99% water, so why can so few teenagers swim?
A lack of swimming skills among young people, especially girls, stops them working in local industries and getting involved in conservation

Rebecca Root in Malé

28, Mar, 2023 @2:41 PM

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‘Spectacular’ spiny crayfish samples rec amid Lismore floods key to mapping species
Australia Museum says 20-year-old collection will help understand and conserve threatened animals, which are sensitive to climate change

Natasha May

24, Mar, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Whale meat on the menu as Japanese suppliers try to tempt tourists
With the domestic market in long-term decline, whalers and restaurants are working with the Japan travel bureau in a bid to win over skeptical visitors

Justin McCurry in Osaka

23, Mar, 2023 @12:59 PM

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Eight dolphins die in New Jersey stranding
Rescuers unable to save cetaceans after mass stranding event at Sea Isle City

Maya Yang

22, Mar, 2023 @6:51 PM

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Decline of more than 500 species of marine life on Australian reefs ‘the tip of the iceberg’, study finds
Increasing ocean temperatures present ‘existential threat’ with knock-on effects for ecosystems and commercial fisheries, researchers say

Graham Readfearn

22, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Sex on the beach: pressures of extreme polygamy may be driving southern elephant seals to early death
Study finds males, who can command a harem of up to 100 females, driven to gain weight as quickly as possible by foraging in areas full of predators

Donna Lu Science writer

22, Mar, 2023 @2:13 AM

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UK fishing vessels ‘underreporting’ whale, dolphin and porpoise bycatch
Only 19 cases of cetacean bycatch reported under Defra scheme, but experts say figure much higher

By Fiona Harvey, environment editor

21, Mar, 2023 @7:34 PM

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‘Like a Roman hoard’: calls grow for return of Hampshire shark’s body parts
Historian Dan Snow assembled team to ‘secure the shark for science’ but head, tail and fin were gone

Kevin Rawlinson

20, Mar, 2023 @2:48 PM

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Rare 6ft shark washed up then decapitated on Hampshire beach
Historian Dan Snow pleads for person to come forward who removed head from animal washed up on Lepe beach

Nadeem Badshah

19, Mar, 2023 @7:36 PM

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