Marine life

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Sharks use Earth’s magnetic field as ‘GPS’ guidance system, study says
Florida scientists use juvenile bonnetheads for research and say findings applicable to other ocean-going sharks

Richard Luscombe in Miami

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour
Controversial deal with China would be disastrous for fishing and protected rainforest, say opponents

Karen McVeigh and Kabba Kargbo in Freetown

17, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Could ‘engineered’ coral save the planet’s reefs from destruction?
London Zoo’s latest exhibition shows how scientists hope to halt the devastation caused by overheated oceans

Robin McKie Science editor

16, May, 2021 @7:15 AM

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A starfish is born: hope for key species hit by gruesome disease
US team succeeds in captive breeding of sunflower sea stars and aims to reintroduce them to the wild

Laura Paddison

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: nothing beats the thrill of having whales on your doorstep
Stromness, Orkney: Via a WhatsApp group, fishermen inform us landlubbers of any sightings – and off we dash to the coast

Cal Flyn

15, May, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Sightings and social media spark British whale-watching boom
Marine life charities and wildlife tour operators observe growing interest in and empathy for whales

Lucy Campbell

14, May, 2021 @1:02 PM

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Water firms are main source of microplastics in UK rivers, study says
Research says discharge of untreated sewage and wastewater during dry spells to blame

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

13, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Great White review – hangry shark thriller gets stuck in the shallows
A killer shark movie shoehorns climate change in to a very familiar narrative, though the CGI beast is impressive

Cath Clarke

12, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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UK’s deep-sea mining permits could be unlawful – Greenpeace
Licences given to arms firm Lockheed Martin said to go against government’s stance on exploiting seabed

Karen McVeigh

12, May, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Stranded whale in Thames put down after suffering injuries
Minke whale made it as far as Teddington, south-west London, but rescue teams were unable to save it

Lucy Campbell

10, May, 2021 @6:59 PM

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How might a whale have ended up in the Thames? And other questions
How does a whale find itself 90 miles from sea? And are such incidents becoming more common?

Karen McVeigh

10, May, 2021 @3:20 PM

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Lost and far from home, these whales are emblems for our times | Philip Hoare
Seeing nature out of place reminds us of our impact on the planet, says history and nature writer Philip Hoare

Philip Hoare

10, May, 2021 @12:06 PM

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