Discovery of a forest more than 50.000 years old in Mexican Gulf

rtx5rs9A 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.

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The leatherback sea turtle

image24The 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.

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Coral Restoration 18 Months

Coral Restoration 18 Months.

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From Coral Reefs to Sponge Reefs

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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.

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Underwater Web-Cam on Grand Cayman

O-Frontiers-WebcamAnchored 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.

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New Caledonia Creates Sanctuary for Sharks

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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.

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Lost city of Heracleion

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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.

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