Eyes in the sky: how drones are helping marine researchers

It turns out drones can be used for more helpful things than just shutting down major international airports. Marine biologists are using the technology to monitor marine life in new and exciting ways. But how do they aid researchers and what are the future possibilities? I talked to an expert to find out. Last January … More Eyes in the sky: how drones are helping marine researchers

Plymouth set to create the UK’s first National Marine Park

Plans are progressing for the UK’s first National Marine Park to be created in the Plymouth Sound area. But what does it mean? Who’s involved? And will it be effective? Plymouth is a key part of marine science and conservation work in the UK. Not only does it boast some of the most diverse habitats … More Plymouth set to create the UK’s first National Marine Park

Meet the sharks that can live for 400 years

The mysterious Greenland shark is the world’s longest living vertebrate species capable of surviving in the deep icy waters of the Arctic for many centuries. But their long lives may be a curse rather than a blessing. Greenland sharks are mysterious and fascinating creatures capable of living extraordinary long lives. Not only are they older … More Meet the sharks that can live for 400 years

Nurdles: the plastic pellets polluting our oceans

Nurdles are tiny pellets used in the production of plastics that, due to mismanagement and spills, are now polluting the oceans. Despite their size they can cause big problems for marine life and now cover a large portion of our coastlines. If you have never heard of a nurdle before then you are probably not … More Nurdles: the plastic pellets polluting our oceans

Endangered bluefin tuna sold for record fee in Tokyo market

A sushi tycoon from Japan has paid a record £2.5 million for a single Atlantic bluefin tuna in an infamous Tokyo fish market auction. What are the resulting implications for this endangered species? Japanese businessman Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record fee to land the first Atlantic bluefin tuna of the year sold at the Toyusu … More Endangered bluefin tuna sold for record fee in Tokyo market