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Oil spill harms marine life, but recovery possible

Last Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 15:52

Salt marshes are commonly disturbed by natural events and, as a result, they may be able to also recover from oil spills if the oil disturbance is not too large.

Fish helps coral reefs recover

Last Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011, 15:24

Worldwide, coral reefs are being increasingly disturbed by environmental events that are causing their decline.

Fishes `need to swim faster to escape extinction`

Last Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 14:29

Fish and other sea creatures will have to travel large distances to survive climate change, marine scientists have warned.

Strict measures needed to curb `ghost fishing`

Last Updated: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 11:19

Marine life is threatened not only by intensive fishing but also by accidental entanglement of sea animals in abandoned fishing gear.

`Cyclone Phyan may have benefited marine life`

Last Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011, 16:55

A recently-published study by researchers at Goa-based NIO on impact of Phyan shows that it gave a boost to marine life.

Scientists to study noise impact on marine life

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2011, 11:19

Marine scientists would soon meet at the Paris-based Unesco to discuss measuring the impact of noise on marine life, the UN agency said.

‘Earth burp’ led to mass extinction of marine life

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011, 15:56

A massive emission of methane led to an increase in atmospheric temperature around the globe 200 million years ago.

Hawai not an evolutionary dead end for marine life

Last Updated: Sunday, July 03, 2011, 16:15

Marine species were thought to colonize Hawaii and eventually diverge into an isolated native species, but were doomed to an evolutionary “dead end” with no further specialization and speciation.

Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead

Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011, 18:25

Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

Marine life inspires new chemical-free, anti-bacteria plastic ‘skins’

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 14:32

A team of five companies has come together to create anti-microbial surfaces for use on ships, lenses and even medical devices – all inspired from marine animals.

High acidity levels in oceans harming marine life

Last Updated: Sunday, December 05, 2010, 14:52

With acidity levels of the oceans going up greatly, it could harm marine life.

Census shows connectedness of world`s marine life

Last Updated: Monday, October 04, 2010, 23:09

The world`s oceans may be vast and deep, but a decade-long count of marine animals finds sea life so interconnected that it seems to shrink the watery world.