Marine life

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EU accused of ‘neocolonial’ plundering of tuna in Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean states say EU pushing weakest conservation efforts for yellowfin tuna while EU ‘distant fleet’ hoovers up the most fish

Karen McVeigh

05, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Queensland teenager dies from box jellyfish sting in first fatality from the animal in 15 years
Marine biologist Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin says the 17-year old’s death was preventable with better resources and education for remote communities

Mostafa Rachwani

04, Mar, 2021 @5:14 AM

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Cuttlefish have ability to exert self-control, study finds
Delaying gratification may have evolved in the squid-like creature to maximise efficiency

Natalie Grover

03, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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'Giant luminous shark': researchers discover three deep-sea sharks glow in the dark
Discovery off New Zealand includes kitefin shark, which at up to 180cm is now biggest-known luminous vertebrate

Elle Hunt in Wellington

02, Mar, 2021 @5:41 AM

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If the UK government won't stop industrial fishing from destroying our oceans, activists will | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
By dropping boulders on the bottom of the seabed, Greenpeace is preventing trawlers from ploughing up vital habitat, says broadcaster and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study
Other predators such as narwhals are suffering similarly as unique adaptations become less suited

Phoebe Weston

24, Feb, 2021 @1:50 PM

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Beneath the blue: dive into a dazzling ocean under threat – interactive
Descend through the different zones of the ocean to discover its mesmerising marine life, how human pollutants are interfering – and what we can still do about it

Todd Woody, Garry Blight, Chris Michael and Lydia McMullan

23, Feb, 2021 @7:55 AM

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Rescuers race to save dozens of stranded pilot whales in New Zealand
About 50 long-finned pilot whales became stuck in the shallow water off Farewell Spit, and about 26 have died

Elle Hunt in Wellington

23, Feb, 2021 @12:34 AM

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'I ate 40kg of chocolate': Yorkshire teacher, 21, on rowing solo across the Atlantic
Jasmine Harrison, the youngest woman to make the 3,000-mile journey by herself, arrived in Antigua on Saturday

Jessica Murray

21, Feb, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Dolphins have similar personality traits to humans, study finds
Curiosity and sociability among traits found, despite dolphins having evolved separately for millions of years

Tobi Thomas

19, Feb, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Very few of world’s rivers undamaged by humanity, study finds
Rivers are biodiversity hotspots but pollution, dams and invasive species have caused havoc

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics
Tiny plastics are turning up in the air, our drinking water and our placentas. Here’s how innovators are handling the crisis

Adrienne Matei

18, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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