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The Courier
Letters to the editorviolent storms, record high temperatures, extreme bushfires, deaths from heat-r
Letters to the editor
The Courier / Posted 2 hours ago
violent storms, record high temperatures, extreme bushfires, deaths from heat-related events, sea level rises, bleaching of coral reefs, impacts on food production, vegetation loss, and so on. A term that reflects this increasingly frightening... Read more
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PhysOrg
Scientists create world's largest coral gene databaseA coral reef in Komodo National Park in Eastern Indonesia Credit: Michael Lesse
Scientists create world's largest coral gene database
PhysOrg / Posted 8 hours ago
A coral reef in Komodo National Park in Eastern Indonesia Credit: Michael Lesser, University of New Hampshire Coral reefs - stunning, critical habitats for an enormous array of prized fish and other species - have survived five major extinction... Read more
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PhysOrg
Coral bleaching 'lifeboat' could be just beneath the surfaceSydney's UNESCO Chair in Marine Science offers a glimmer of hope to those manag
Coral bleaching 'lifeboat' could be just beneath the surface
PhysOrg / Posted 12 hours ago
Sydney's UNESCO Chair in Marine Science offers a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the world's coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef. Coral bleaching has affected virtually the entire Great Barrier Reef and many... Read more
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SciDev.net
Jakarta clips ‘Great Garuda’ wingsThe project will dig the sediments out from the bottom of the sea which will de
Jakarta clips ‘Great Garuda’ wings
SciDev.net / Posted 19 hours ago
The project will dig the sediments out from the bottom of the sea which will decrease sea water clarity and damage coral reefs and seagrass beds that serve as homes for fishes, sea cucumbers, crustaceans, manatees and many other marine... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warmingdevelopments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neig
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 22 hours ago
developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warmingdevelopments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neig
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming
Hawaii News Now / Posted 22 hours ago
developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Savvy squid, octopuses on rise despite warming oceans The oceans are warming and coral reefs are dying, but octopuses, squids and c
Savvy squid, octopuses on rise despite warming oceans
Manila Bulletin / Posted 22 hours ago
The oceans are warming and coral reefs are dying, but octopuses, squids and cuttlefish appear to be thriving, with their numbers steadily rising over the past 60 years, researchers said... Read more
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Salon.com
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China ‘happy’ US-Vietnam ties warmingdevelopments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neig
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China ‘happy’ US-Vietnam ties warming
Salon.com / Posted 22 hours ago
developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly look at... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warmingdevelopments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neig
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 22 hours ago
developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at... Read more
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ABC News
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'Happy' US-Vietnam Ties Warmingdevelopments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neig
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'Happy' US-Vietnam Ties Warming
ABC News / Posted 22 hours ago
developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warmingdevelopments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neig
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 23 hours ago
developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Meet the world’s future overlordstentacled squid, octopus and cuttlefish — during the past 60 years. This is od
Meet the world’s future overlords
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
tentacled squid, octopus and cuttlefish — during the past 60 years. This is odd, as fish stocks have been tumbling and coral reefs bleaching over the same period. It seems they’re born to exploit just such an environment. “Cephalopods are... Read more
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News.com.au
Meet the world’s future overlordstentacled squid, octopus and cuttlefish — during the past 60 years. This is od
Meet the world’s future overlords
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
tentacled squid, octopus and cuttlefish — during the past 60 years. This is odd, as fish stocks have been tumbling and coral reefs bleaching over the same period. It seems they’re born to exploit just such an environment. “Cephalopods are... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the risesaid it was unclear what the long-term impact of cephalopod population growth w
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the rise
Brisbane Times / Posted yesterday
said it was unclear what the long-term impact of cephalopod population growth would be. A pharaoh cuttlefish swims over coral reefs in the Andaman Sea off Thailand. Photo: NY Times "Nature has a way to self-regulate," she said. "Species such as... Read more
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WA Today
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the risesaid it was unclear what the long-term impact of cephalopod population growth w
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the rise
WA Today / Posted yesterday
said it was unclear what the long-term impact of cephalopod population growth would be. A pharaoh cuttlefish swims over coral reefs in the Andaman Sea off Thailand. Photo: NY Times "Nature has a way to self-regulate," she said. "Species such as... Read more
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The Age
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the risebrought about by human activities, may be driving the global increase in cephal
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the rise
The Age / Posted yesterday
brought about by human activities, may be driving the global increase in cephalopods. A pharaoh cuttlefish swims over coral reefs in the Andaman Sea off Thailand. Photo: NY Times "We're investigating what may be causing them to proliferate –... Read more
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Canberra Times
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the risesaid it was unclear what the long-term impact of cephalopod population growth w
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the rise
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
said it was unclear what the long-term impact of cephalopod population growth would be. A pharaoh cuttlefish swims over coral reefs in the Andaman Sea off Thailand. Photo: NY Times "Nature has a way to self-regulate," she said. "Species such as... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the risebrought about by human activities, may be driving the global increase in cephal
Good news for calamari lovers: squid populations on the rise
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
brought about by human activities, may be driving the global increase in cephalopods. A pharaoh cuttlefish swims over coral reefs in the Andaman Sea off Thailand. Photo: NY Times "We're investigating what may be causing them to proliferate –... Read more
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The China Post
Lawmaker wants steeper punishments for killing protected fishor if he had accomplices. He later extended an apology to the public after bein
Lawmaker wants steeper punishments for killing protected fish
The China Post / Posted yesterday
or if he had accomplices. He later extended an apology to the public after being released. The fish, mainly found on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, can grow to 2-meters in length and weigh more than 200 kilograms, but numbers have... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Chinadevelopments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neig
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted yesterday
developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at... Read more
7 related stories
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Hawaii News Now
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Chinadevelopments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neig
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China
Hawaii News Now / Posted yesterday
developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at... Read more
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International Business Times
World Turtle Day 2016: Why are sea turtles facing extinction? impact on turtles. The disturbance of nesting females can cause turtles to stop
World Turtle Day 2016: Why are sea turtles facing extinction?
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
impact on turtles. The disturbance of nesting females can cause turtles to stop nesting entirely and return to the ocean. Coral reefs and seagrass beds, which provide feeding habitats for turtles, are being damaged as a result of tourist... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Roads to progressit can also help preserve the environment. The resort owners of Anilao won’t wa
Roads to progress
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
it can also help preserve the environment. The resort owners of Anilao won’t want their waters polluted and the coral reefs destroyed. With the shorter drive, Anilao is sure to enjoy a boom. Even the drive along the Mabini... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Ocean Month stresses concern for Eastern Visayas’ coral reefs Tacloban City, Leyte — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in
Ocean Month stresses concern for Eastern Visayas’ coral reefs
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Tacloban City, Leyte — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 8 office (DENR-8) leads in the celebration of the Month of the Ocean (MOO) in Eastern Visayas. This... Read more
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United Nations Environment Programme
Mainstreaming Biodiversity - Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on the occasion of International Biodiversity Dayproject has identified close to $1 billion in ecosystem benefits in just 4 coun
Mainstreaming Biodiversity - Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on the occasion of International Biodiversity Day
United Nations Environment Programme / Posted 2 days ago
project has identified close to $1 billion in ecosystem benefits in just 4 countries ? from Trinidad and Tobago, where coral reefs provide nearly $50 million of shoreline protection services, to Viet Nam, where mangroves generate ecosystem... Read more
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New Kerala
Ocean's 'canaries' highlight threat to world's ecosystems - newkerala.com #67171kind, experts from Newcastle University have highlighted the impact that uncont
Ocean's 'canaries' highlight threat to world's ecosystems - newkerala.com #67171
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
kind, experts from Newcastle University have highlighted the impact that uncontrolled fishing in particular is having on coral reefs. Drawing on the knowledge of local fishermen in the Philippines, the team was able to build a picture of how... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
LIGR-Seq tool opens door to developing new understanding of ncRNA functionThis is a bit like moving on to explore marine biology from collecting shells o
LIGR-Seq tool opens door to developing new understanding of ncRNA function
News-Medical-Net / Posted 3 days ago
This is a bit like moving on to explore marine biology from collecting shells on the beach to scuba-diving among the coral reefs where the scope for discovery is so much bigger. ncRNAs come in multiple flavours: there's rRNA, tRNA, snRNA,... Read more
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The Manila Times
Sea rehab key to food security – DENRoceans are part of ecosystems diversity together with forests, islands and seas
Sea rehab key to food security – DENR
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
oceans are part of ecosystems diversity together with forests, islands and seas which include mangroves, seagrass beds, coral reefs and mud flats. All these should be cared for because they have their own vital functions and roles in the... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
'Mermaid' shifts from silly to seriousair pollution in its urban centers, unsustainable consumption of the Earth's na
'Mermaid' shifts from silly to serious
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
air pollution in its urban centers, unsustainable consumption of the Earth's natural resources, unilateral reclamation of coral reefs in the Pacific. Beyond the good-natured humor, "The Mermaid" is a self-reflexive ethical imperative in light of... Read more
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Post Magazine
Lenovo launches 'Think Revolution' programVP of The Hydrous, a 501c nonprofit, spoke during Lenovo’s press conference. Th
Lenovo launches 'Think Revolution' program
Post Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
VP of The Hydrous, a 501c nonprofit, spoke during Lenovo’s press conference. The company use Lenovo’s solutions to map coral reefs around the world. By using photogrammetry, they can measure the surface areas of coral reefs in a non-invasive... Read more
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PhysOrg
'Canaries' of the ocean highlight threat to world's ecosystemsexperts from Newcastle University, UK, have highlighted the impact that uncontr
'Canaries' of the ocean highlight threat to world's ecosystems
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
experts from Newcastle University, UK, have highlighted the impact that uncontrolled fishing in particular is having on coral reefs. Drawing on the knowledge of local fishermen in the Philippines, the team were able to build a picture of how... Read more
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PhysOrg
Rich coral communities discovered in Palamos Submarine Canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Seahave been observed in different latitudes around the world, and are considered
Rich coral communities discovered in Palamos Submarine Canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Sea
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
have been observed in different latitudes around the world, and are considered to be the cold-water "cousins" of the coral reefs from tropical regions. These kind of corals create fragile and branched colonies, which boost marine biodiversity... Read more
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PhysOrg
Care about coral reefs? Protect the 'lawnmowers'An adult palette surgeonfish (Paracanthurus hepatic). These fish, seen in "Find
Care about coral reefs? Protect the 'lawnmowers'
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
An adult palette surgeonfish (Paracanthurus hepatic). These fish, seen in "Finding Nemo," play a vital role in keeping coral reefs healthy by grazing plant biomass that might otherwise take over. Coral reefs provide protection for islands, billions... Read more
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Hospitality Net
Milaidhoo Island boutique resort to open in Maldives in Novemberdaily complimentary yoga and meditation classes on the custom-built pavilion. A
Milaidhoo Island boutique resort to open in Maldives in November
Hospitality Net / Posted 4 days ago
daily complimentary yoga and meditation classes on the custom-built pavilion. And of course perfect beaches, snorkelling on coral reefs, diving, water sports, fishing and cultural excursions to nearby islands and sandbanks will create stories that... Read more
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PhysOrg
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they biteresearch showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahool
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
research showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe islands. The area is rich with coral reefs that offer habitat for fish and other marine life that sharks like to eat. Together, Maui and nearby islands... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they biteresearch showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahool
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
research showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe islands. The area is rich with coral reefs that offer habitat for fish and other marine life that sharks like to eat. Together, Maui and nearby islands... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they biteresearch showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahool
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 5 days ago
research showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe islands. The area is rich with coral reefs that offer habitat for fish and other marine life that sharks like to eat. Together, Maui and nearby islands... Read more
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Salon.com
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they biteresearch showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahool
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
Salon.com / Posted 5 days ago
research showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe islands. The area is rich with coral reefs that offer habitat for fish and other marine life that sharks like to eat. Together, Maui and nearby islands... Read more
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Deseret News
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they biteresearch showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahool
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
Deseret News / Posted 5 days ago
research showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe islands. The area is rich with coral reefs that offer habitat for fish and other marine life that sharks like to eat. Maui sharks tend to stay in these... Read more
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Daily Herald
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they biteresearch showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahool
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
research showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe islands. The area is rich with coral reefs that offer habitat for fish and other marine life that sharks like to eat. Maui sharks tend to stay in these... Read more
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ABC News
Hawaii Shark Study Aims to Understand Why They Biteresearch showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahool
Hawaii Shark Study Aims to Understand Why They Bite
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
research showed the sharks favor waters between Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe islands. The area is rich with coral reefs that offer habitat for fish and other marine life that sharks like to eat. Maui sharks tend to stay in these... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Could removing seaweed save the Great Barrier Reef?has launched an experimental seaweed removal project. The Reef Recovery Projec
Could removing seaweed save the Great Barrier Reef?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
has launched an experimental seaweed removal project. The Reef Recovery Project hopes to restore health to "smothered" coral reefs by removing 500 kilograms of macro-algae, or seaweed, from Magnetic Island, just minutes off Townsville's... Read more
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Newsmax
'Finding Dory:' Clownfish Species Threatened by Movie Release?from Australia's Flinders University and the University of Queensland found tha
'Finding Dory:' Clownfish Species Threatened by Movie Release?
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
from Australia's Flinders University and the University of Queensland found that the clownfish populations along the coral reefs dropped as the demand for them as pets soared. "The film had a very strong fish conservation message, but... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory 'could damage exotic fish populations'to the huge popularity of clownfish in pet shops, and a corresponding drop in t
Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory 'could damage exotic fish populations'
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
to the huge popularity of clownfish in pet shops, and a corresponding drop in their numbers in their traditional habitat on coral reefs. Now, researchers want to ensure the same phenomenon does not reoccur when Finding Dory is released this... Read more
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PhysOrg
Shedding light on the 'dark matter' of the genomeThis is a bit like moving on to explore marine biology from collecting shells o
Shedding light on the 'dark matter' of the genome
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
This is a bit like moving on to explore marine biology from collecting shells on the beach to scuba-diving among the coral reefs where the scope for discovery is so much bigger. ncRNAs come in multiple flavours: there's rRNA, tRNA, snRNA,... Read more
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iol.co.za
The Thai island too beautiful for its own goodtourism. Koh Tachai, off the Phang Nga province, is part of the Similan Nation
The Thai island too beautiful for its own good
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
tourism. Koh Tachai, off the Phang Nga province, is part of the Similan National Park and is known for its beaches and coral reefs. The majority of Thailand's marine national parks close during the monsoon season, between mid-May and... Read more
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PhysOrg
Six reasons habitat matters to fish, and people tooOur oceans and coasts contain a stunning variety of marine habitats—everything
Six reasons habitat matters to fish, and people too
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
Our oceans and coasts contain a stunning variety of marine habitats—everything from coral reefs to salt marshes, oyster beds to kelp forests. These habitats are essential for maintaining the robust fish populations that support sustainable U.S.... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Coastal trips in Australia that you simply must try(22,000 miles) as it makes its way around the edge of six different states, tak
Coastal trips in Australia that you simply must try
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
(22,000 miles) as it makes its way around the edge of six different states, taking in rainforests, surf breaks, islands and coral reefs. It means, of course, that coastal road trips hold huge reward for visitors Down Under. Cathay Pacific flies... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
SOP to monitor Semporna watersbombing activities," he said. He said fish bombing activities not only damage
SOP to monitor Semporna waters
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 5 days ago
bombing activities," he said. He said fish bombing activities not only damage the habitat and ecosystem but also destroy coral reefs and other maritime habitat which is the main contributor to the economic and biodiversity development in the... Read more
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The Star
Marine Parks Dept takes steps to protect coral reefsPETALING JAYA: The Marine Parks Department is moving to protect Malaysia’s valu
Marine Parks Dept takes steps to protect coral reefs
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
PETALING JAYA: The Marine Parks Department is moving to protect Malaysia’s valuable coral reefs following warnings that they are in danger due to rising sea surface temperatures. Malaysia was recently notified of the danger by the National Oceanic... Read more
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