Category Archives: Marine Life

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

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Oceans continue to warm

When discussing global warming, the public eye is mostly directed to global average surface air temperatures, but that’s just one slice of the climate pie. If you haven’t noticed, the ocean is awfully big, and it holds a great deal more … Continue reading

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Une véritable artillerie à disposition de la pêche

Il existe de nombreuses techniques de pêche variant en fonction des espèces ciblées. Chaluts, palangres, ou encore « senne », présentons succinctement trois techniques. Les pêcheries  actuelles apparaissent alors comme une véritable industrie en guerre contre les océans. Cliquer sur la photo … Continue reading

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