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South Africa’s southern right whale population is falling, research finds

Researcher Els Vermeulen has a whale of a time conducting an annual aerial survey of the country’s southern right whales. But decreasing numbers reveal the depressing nature of this work

Oceans heat up to record highs

Ocean temperatures last year were the hottest in recorded history, driving destructive weather around the world and pushing a rise in...

Developing countries like Gabon are finding climate solutions

Developing countries such as ours cannot follow the same growth path that Western economies have taken over the last century and a half

Fishing for a solution to catch marine life smugglers

Syndicates operating across international boundaries are depleting South Africa’s ocean resources

We’re dissolving the ocean floor

Carbon dioxide is changing the sea bed and the damage humans will do has not yet been seen

Extreme flooding to double along the coastline

Do you live along the coast and enjoy the gentle lapping of ocean waves? Well, those are to start eating away at homes and cities, says new research.

Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes

The amount of food available in the oceans will decrease by up to 55% this century, starving animals already struggling to adapt to warming oceans.

Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty

Critical ocean flows are changing, cutting off an ecosystem that regulates global temperatures and feeds fish.

Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans

“This is the moment where African countries have to take control of their oceans, for the benefit of their own people.”

Buoy genius clears the coast

A new high-tech buoy that provides real-time data can play a key role in helping South Africa and other countries manage their coastal waters.

EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals

A hundred thousand marine mammals and a million seabirds have died as a result of marine waste, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency.

Robot to test health of ocean ‘lungs’

In a pioneering move, a wave glider has been sent out to sea from Cape Town to measure pollution around Antarctica.

Sustainable fishing will save oceans

Overharvesting of the world's oceans has led to the depletion and, in some cases, collapse of many of the world's major fish stocks.

Manta rays are no longer mating, and it’s a problem

The gentle, plankton-eating giants seem reluctant to mate in water lacking the nutrients needed to support life.

Carbon emission could lead to mass extinctions in oceans

The world's oceans are becoming warmer and more acidic. This will lead to mass extinctions this century, even if carbon dioxide emissions are cut.

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