Conservation biology
Conservation is the scientific study of the nature and of Earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and the erosion of ...
Conservation biology - Wikipedia
Our Blue Planet: Printing 3D coral reefs
The world's largest 3D printed reef has just been installed in the Maldives. #OurBluePlanet w/ OceanX + Reef Design Lab
How Deep Is The Ocean: Incredible Facts 99% Of People Will Never Know
If you have ever wondered how deep is the ocean, you’re gonna love this infographic about the ocean depth and the deepest part of the ocean.
Massive coral reef found at mouth of Amazon River
Scientists have discovered 600 miles of coral reef where the Amazon River flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
10 Strangest Ocean Phenomena You Won't Believe!
Top 10 Amazing things that occur in the deep blue ocean. Creatures, and strange underwater events!
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the pre...
What Makes A Leader? Clues From The Animal Kingdom
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, researchers in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution r...
New Giant Tortoise Species Found In Galapagos
The discovery of the new species, detailed in a study reported today (Oct. 21) in the journal "PLOS ONE," is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise (Chelonoidis ...
Coral Gardening in Fiji
Dedicated coral gardeners are doing their part to restore the declining reefs in Fiji. Watch as these men and women propagate corals and then re-seed the wild reefs in an effort to restore them to the...
NOAA Declares Third Ever Global Coral Bleaching Event
As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompt...
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwe...
Without Humans, The Whole World Could Look Like Serengeti
The fact that the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa reflects past human activities -- and not climatic or other environmental constraints. This is determined in a new study, which...
Fertile Corals Discovered In Deeper Waters Off U.S. Virgin Islands
Researchers discovered a threatened coral species that lives in deeper waters off the U.S. Virgin Islands is more fertile than its shallow-water counterparts. The new study showed that mountainous sta...
Ocean's Hidden World Of Plankton Revealed In 'Enormous Database'
The hidden world of the ocean's tiniest organisms has been revealed in a series of papers published in the journal Science. An international team has been studying samples of plankton collected during...
Corals face 'slow starvation' from ingesting plastics pollution, experts find
Corals such as those found on the Great Barrier Reef consume ‘microplastics’ in the sea at the same rate as their normal food but cannot expel the fragments Corals such as those found on the Great Bar...
Ocean gravity - Les films engloutis
Ocean Gravity is a short film that turns underwater codes upside down and plunges us this time into a weightless world. Just like in space, there is no more up or down, no more right side up or upside...
Holocene extinction event
The Holocene extinction, sometimes called the Sixth Extinction, is a name proposed to describe the extinction event of species that has been taking place during the present Holocene epoch (since aroun...
Ocean
An ocean (from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός,  Okeanós, the sea of classical antiquity) is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. On Earth, an ocean is one of the ...
Ocean - Wikipedia
Coral reef
Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain fe...
Marine pollution
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread...
Marine pollution - Wikipedia
Marine conservation
Marine conservation, also known as marine resources conservation, is the protection and preservation of ecosystems in oceans and seas. Marine conservation focuses on limiting human-caused damage to ma...
Marine conservation - Wikipedia
Conservation biology of parasites
A large proportion of living species on Earth live a parasitic way of life. Parasites have traditionally been seen as targets of eradication efforts, and they have often been overlooked in conservatio...
Conservation biology of parasites - Wikipedia
Conservation ethic
Conservation is an ethic of resource use, allocation, and protection. Its primary focus is upon maintaining the health of the natural world, its fisheries, habitats, and biological diversity. Secondar...
Conservation ethic - Wikipedia
Land ethic
A Land ethic is a philosophy that seeks to guide the actions when humans use or make changes to the land. The term was coined by Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) in his book A Sand County Almanac (1949). He w...
Land ethic - Wikipedia
Ecosystem services
Humankind benefits in a multitude of ways from ecosystems. Collectively, these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are regularly involved in the provisioning of clean drinking...
Ecosystem services - Wikipedia
Keystone species
A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance. Such species are described as playing a critical role in maintaining the struct...
Keystone species - Wikipedia
Indicator species
An indicator species is any biological species that defines a trait or characteristic of the environment. For example, a species may delineate an ecoregion or indicate an environmental condition such ...
Umbrella species
Umbrella species are species selected for making conservation related decisions, typically because protecting these species indirectly protects the many other species that make up the ecological commu...
Flagship species
The concept of flagship species is a concept with its genesis in the field of conservation biology. The flagship species concept holds that by raising the profile of a particular species, it can succe...
Flagship species - Wikipedia