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Scientists tackle starfish plagues on endangered Great Barrier Reef

Scientists tackle starfish plagues on endangered Great Barrier Reef

Crown-of-thorns starfish are the second biggest threat to the already endangered Great Barrier Reef — the world’s largest coral reef system, right behind tropical cyclones. Over the past decades, they have attacked the reefs in waves of outbreaks.

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New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions, prey availability

New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions, prey availability

The researchers who recently discovered a population of blue whales in New Zealand are learning more about the links between the whales, their prey and ocean conditions that are changing as the planet warms.

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Authorities seize record 26 tons of illegal shark fins in Hong Kong

Authorities seize record 26 tons of illegal shark fins in Hong Kong

Customs officials in Hong Kong have seized 26 tons of shark fins from an estimated 38,500 sharks classified as vulnerable and protected species — the biggest shipment ever to be intercepted in the region. This recent shipment, which came from Ecuador, is valued at $1.1 million.

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Rays, sharks, and dolphins enjoy new freedom as humans retreat from the oceans

Rays, sharks, and dolphins enjoy new freedom as humans retreat from the oceans

The sightings of rays, sharks, and dolphins are welcome and have been particularly noticeable along the Emirati coastline in recent weeks, as wildlife is taking the opportunity to fill abandoned spaces.

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Wild animals enjoy freedom of a quieter world

Wild animals enjoy freedom of a quieter world

Coronavirus lockdowns globally have given parts of the natural world a rare opportunity to experience life with hardly any humans around.

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Sea turtles thriving in Thailand after beach closures

Sea turtles thriving in Thailand after beach closures

Wildlife around the world is enjoying the lack of human activity due to global lockdowns, and sea turtles in Thailand are part of the trend. Some Thai beaches have seen the largest number of turtle nests in two decades.

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Jellyfish seen swimming in Venice’s canals

Jellyfish seen swimming in Venice’s canals

Spotting a beautiful jellyfish serenely swimming through near-transparent waters in the canals of Venice would’ve been an unthinkable sight just a few weeks ago, but the global standstill created by coronavirus has now made it possible.

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North Pole soon to be ice free in summer

North Pole soon to be ice free in summer

The Arctic Ocean in summer will very likely be ice free before 2050, at least temporarily. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and for how long. These are the results of a new research study involving 21 research institutes from around the world.

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We’re watching them die’: can right whales pull back from the brink?

We’re watching them die’: can right whales pull back from the brink?

Dedicated conservationists are striving to save the North Atlantic right whale – believed to be down to 400 individuals as ships and fishing gear take their toll.

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