Marine life

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Queensland’s Indigenous women rangers given Earthshot prize for protecting Great Barrier Reef
The group was awarded $1.8m and praised as an ‘inspiring women led program’ using First Nations knowledge to protect land and sea

Donna Lu

03, Dec, 2022 @3:34 AM

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BBC’s new Trawlermen series fails to address sustainability, says coalition
Show omits massive challenges to the industry posed by climate crisis, bycatch and bottom trawling, claims Our Seas alliance of 135 organisations

Karen McVeigh

30, Nov, 2022 @9:40 AM

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Discovered in the deep: is this the world’s longest animal?
A submersible off the coast of Western Australia chanced upon a 45-metre-long deep-sea siphonophore arranged in a feeding spiral, trailing its deadly tentacles

Helen Scales

30, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Great Barrier Reef flagged as ‘in danger’ world heritage site. What does this mean?
Scientists have made recommendation for the reef. So what did their report say, how might the government respond and what happens next?

Graham Readfearn

29, Nov, 2022 @2:48 AM

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Cop15 essential reading: seven books that explain the biodiversity crisis
Ahead of December’s conference our writers select titles that explain the issues at stake, from animal extinction to marine degradation and loss of habitat

Guardian writers

28, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Native mussel numbers down almost 95% since 1960s, Thames survey finds
Scientists trying to replicate 1964 study say results reveal alarming deterioration in river’s ecosystem

Karen McVeigh

28, Nov, 2022 @5:01 AM

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‘We need a breakthrough deal on biodiversity’: can Montreal summit deliver for nature?
In 201o, politicians pledged to halt devastation of Earth’s wildlife. Since then, no progress has been made. And despite glimmers of hope, prospects look grim for next month’s top-level meeting in Canada

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Alarming manatee death toll in Florida prompts calls for endangered status
Mammals were downgraded from endangered to threatened in 2017, even as pollution and habitat loss drive starvation

Richard Luscombe in Miami

25, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Record heat over Great Barrier Reef raises fears of second summer of coral bleaching
‘This does not bode well,’ reef scientist says, as highest November temperatures reached since 1985

Graham Readfearn

25, Nov, 2022 @6:07 AM

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‘They teach us’: how whales can help dispel the myth of green capitalism
In her new book, Adrienne Buller argues the desire to eke profit out of climate policy is wilfully naive

Maya Goodfellow

24, Nov, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Discovered in the deep: the squid that makes a decoy out of its own skin
Self-camouflage is just one of the tricks of Brenner’s bobtail squid, a newly found species that is also helping research into microbes in the human gut

Helen Scales

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s very political’: the almost impossible job of being a marine planner
From the Galápagos to Bermuda, ocean planners often find themselves caught between two worlds – choosing between fisheries and fish

Graeme Green

22, Nov, 2022 @10:16 AM

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