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“Super Suckers” Slurp Invasive Algae Off Reefs

In the battle against an exotic seaweed, biologists are employing a rather unusual solution: underwater vacuum cleaners. The cleaners—called Super Suckers—suck up tons of gorilla ogo, invasive algae that are killing coral reefs, smothering sea grass beds, and fouling beaches…

Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found

Thirty miles west of Grays Harbor, University of Washington scientists have discovered large colonies of glass sponges thriving on the seafloor. The species of glass sponges capable of building reefs were thought extinct for 100 million years until they were…

The island paradise built on a garbage dump

Garbage dumps are generally not associated with thriving coral reefs, vast mangrove plantations and rare bird species. Yet on Pulau Semakau off Singapore, this is exactly what you will find: just beside a secluded ecological zone that harbors dozens of…

The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef in Belize

A feature attraction of Diving in Belize, Especially for divers with a appreciation of geographical phenomena, is the opportunity to explore the famed Blue Hole. Part of the Lighthouse Reef System, it lies approximately 60 miles off the mainland out…

White Humpback Whale sighted

Migaloo was sighted by Silversonic swimming north of Undine Cay at 9.30am this morning. Silversonic was on route to Agincourt reef when this rarly seen whale was sighted for the first time in Port Douglas. The extremely delighted passengers and…

Pacific Islands Paradise Protected

A small Pacific Islands nation has distinguished itself on the global conservation map with the declaration today that it is creating the third largest marine protected area in the world, conserving an archipelago of some of the planet’s most pristine…

Sea Orbiter: space station for the ocean

This unique creation known as the “Sea Orbiter” has been designed by the famous French architect Jacques Rougerie. The design suggests the fantastic world of Jules Verne, and in fact a three-metre high model of the vehicle, built by MARINTEK…

Real Life Sea Monsters – 24 Bizarre Creatures of the Deep

The sea contains untold numbers of strange and bizarre creatures. It is said that we know more about our own solar system than we know about our oceans. Indeed, some creatures of the sea can seem more alien than anything…

Black market aquarium supplier gets jail time

A Miami man will forfeit his boat and spend 10 months in jail for illegally harvesting brilliantly colorful corallimorphs, prized for saltwater aquariums, from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Alexandre Alvarenga, 40, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge…

Aqua Medic Biotherm Temperature Controller/Monitor

Fluctuations in temperature cause changes to the water`s specific gravity, ability to hold oxygen and causes stress to fish, often leading to disease. A consistent temperature is a key element of stability, and stability is a cornerstone of the successful…