A 50.000 years old forest have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico at 18 meters depth. Hundreds of trees are still lying on the seabed attracting a various range of marine life. You can watch the amazing video of this discovery by clicking on the picture.
Discovery of a forest more than 50.000 years old in Mexican Gulf
The leatherback sea turtle
The giant leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest turtle species still in the world. They are a giant amongst most other modern reptiles, the only ones bigger are three of the remaining species of crocodilians… Please click on the picture to read the full review.
Coral Restoration 18 Months
From Coral Reefs to Sponge Reefs
International research has suggested that many coral species won’t survive beyond the end of this century, but marine biologists at Victoria University are offering an alternative scenario… click on the picture to know more about this fact.
Underwater Web-Cam on Grand Cayman
Anchored in 6 feet of water about 1000 yards from the Ocean Frontiers dock, the webcam is part of a reef monitoring system set up by Teens4Oceans (T4O) a non-profit organization with a mission to empower young people to be ocean stewards through research, technology and education. Please, click on the picture to read more about this new technology.
New Caledonia Creates Sanctuary for Sharks
New Caledonia make the decision to create a shark sanctuary by banning fishing for all shark species in the country’s entire exclusive economic zone. At 1,245,000 square kilometers (480,000 square miles), an area roughly the size of South Africa, the ocean around New Caledonia is still healthy and intact, and home to spectacular marine life, including approximately 50 species of sharks.
New Caledonia’s decision to create a shark sanctuary by banning fishing for all shark species in the country’s entire exclusive economic zone. At 1,245,000 square kilometers (480,000 square miles), an area roughly the size of South Africa, the ocean around New Caledonia is still healthy and intact, and home to spectacular marine life, including approximately 50 species of sharks.
Lost city of Heracleion
For centuries it was thought to be a legend, a city of extraordinary wealth mentioned in Homer, visited by Helen of Troy and Paris, her lover, but apparently buried under the sea.
In fact, Heracleion was true, and a decade after divers began uncovering its treasures, archaeologists have produced a picture of what life was like in the city in the era of the pharaohs. Please click on the pictures to be directed on the full article.
The Koh Tao Coral Reef Restoration Project – 3 years after its creation
All CRC Team is pleased to present you our latest video showing The Coral Reef Restoration Project installed in Koh Tao 3 years ago.
You just have to click on the picture to be linked to the video. Thank you for watching.
Coral spawning along Indian islands: a phenomenon called “Sex-on-the-Reef”
A rare and curious phenomenon, coral spawning, popularly referred to as ‘sex-on-the-reef’, has been recorded scientifically for the first time along Lakshadweep islands on India’s west coast, a Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) researcher has claimed.
Generally observed after full-moon nights, coral spawning is a magnificent phenomenon of sexual reproduction of corals, which involves mass collective expulsion of colourful eggs and sperm clouds into the water by corals.
Please click on the picture to know more about the coral spawning event in Lakshadweep islands
Ocean Circulation May Have Released CO2 at End of Ice Ages
At the end of each ice age, the ocean exhales carbon dioxide. Scientists believe this explains the difference in atmospheric CO2 concentrations between ice ages, which have lower concentrations of carbon dioxide, and warmer, more CO2-saturated periods like the one we’re living in now.
What causes that carbon dioxide to exit the ocean when an ice age ends?
Click on the pictures to learn more about CO2 releases.