Tag: Marine Biology
‘Let them eat cod’ as fish stocks rise
After years of restrictions, cod is now sustainable and can be eaten with a “clear conscience”. What lessons should we learn from this apparent environmental success story?
SeaWorld to end ‘cruel’ San Diego Shamu Show
SeaWorld has promised to phase out its controversial Shamu Shows at its park in California, in favour of ‘more natural’ displays. But activists say this does not go far enough. Why?
World’s richest ecosystems on brink of collapse
The coral reefs of the Caribbean are some of the most varied and beautiful natural habitats on the planet. But a new survey brings grim news: the reefs are dying.
‘Avatar’ director dives to world’s murkiest depths
James Cameron has become only the third person in history to man a submarine to the lowest point of the world’s oceans. He described a ‘barren, desolate’ and entirely alien place.
An ecosystem wiped out in a single generation
Coral reefs – among the world's most exciting habitats – are set for extinction. For the first time in history, humans will have destroyed not just a species but a whole living ecosystem.
Ship-sinking jellyfish and seas of slime
A new study has revealed that jellyfish are ecological 'vampires', sucking energy out of vulnerable food chains. And they're becoming ever more common. Could jellies take over the world?
‘Godzilla’ fish invade the Caribbean
Predatory fish, escaped from aquariums, are spreading 'like locusts' across Caribbean coral reefs. These alien intruders are devastating native species. Can they be stopped? And should they be?