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UK signs up to protect the Sargasso Sea

The UK has joined other countries in signing up to an agreement to protect the unique habitat of the Sargasso Sea. The Sargasso is a region of the North Atlantic that is dominated by the sargassum seaweed and is an important breeding and feeding ground for many species. The boundaries of the Sargasso Sea are…
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New look for marine conservation group

A new name and a new brand has been released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS). The new name loses the society part so it is now known as WDC Whale and Dolphin Conservation. The new logo will also help its presence on new media channels. The new look was…
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A new message in a bottle

Sending a message in a bottle is a bit of a folklore for getting rescued from deserted islands but now marine scientists could use a simple bottle of sea water to determine what’s living locally. By using the latest DNA techniques a half litre of sea water can reveal the species of fish and whales…
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Australia protects a third of its coastal waters

In a bold move the Australian government has announced plans to protect over a third of its coastal waters and will also create the worlds largest marine park. The announcement of the new marine conservation measures was made on the 14th June in the run up to Rio 20+. The plans now need to go out to final…