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Lizzie Daly, a biologist and wildlife TV presenter, swims near a giant barrel jellyfish in the English Channel, July 2019.

Thousands of animals around the world are at risk of extinction. But not jellyfish — they’re thriving in warm, polluted water.

Half a million of Earth's species may soon be vulnerable to extinction, according to the UN. Jellyfish, however, are proliferating in warmer waters.

House of Seafood apologises over ‘crab claw’ machine, says wanted to encourage children to release crabs into ocean

"We have ‘gloves’ put onto the claws in the machine... to make sure that the claws will not injure or be painful to the crabs," House of Seafood said.
An artist's concept shows an asteroid approaching Earth.

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs acidified the ocean in a ‘flash,’ killing most marine life. The seas could see a similar problem a ...

A new study found that the asteroid impact that led the dinosaurs to go extinct also caused rapid ocean acidification, which killed most sea life.
Eelpout fish and bone-eating worms devour the remains of a baleen whale in Monterey Bay, California, October 16, 2019.

Deep in California’s Monterey Bay, scientists captured an underwater ‘bonanza’ as octopuses, fish, and worms feasted on a dead whale...

During an unmanned dive in Monterey Bay, California, marine researchers filmed fish and worms munching on a whale carcass.
A large school of Banana fusilier fish swims over the colorful field of soft corals in the Hin Khao reef near Satun, Thailand in the Andaman Sea.

Eating more seafood could help us slow the planet’s warming — part of a handful of climate solutions the ocean offers

A UN report found that oceans are warming and sea levels rising due to climate change. Solutions to this trend could come from the water itself.
Sea Life London Aquarium's Charlotte Barcas with its first gender neutral Gentoo chick.

The same-sex penguin couple who adopted a chick at a London aquarium are raising it ‘genderless’

The adopted Gentoo chick will become Sea Life London Aquarium's first penguin not to have its gender assigned.
Marine life, particularly fish, are victims of low-oxygen "dead zones": areas of ocean severely lacking in oxygen.

The ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico may grow to the size of Massachusetts this summer. That could make seafood more expensive.

The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" is an area of oxygen-starved water off the coast. Its size fluctuates depending on how much run-off enters the ocean.
The waters of Croatia are famously turquoise.

A luxury cruise company is offering a scholarship for someone to travel around Croatia helping save dolphins and turtles

Alongside volunteering, the successful applicant will get to go wine tasting, truffle hunting, and snorkelling, while staying in luxury accommodation.

An edible straw made of seaweed could soon replace polluting plastic straws

Loliware launched a seaweed straw that dissolves over time as a replacement for plastic straws.

‘Electric pulse fishing’ is illegal and it’s turning the ocean into a graveyard — here’s why fishermen are doing it anyw...

Electric pulse fishing involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water, then shocks the fish.