Tag: Snorkeling

Studying Sea Snakes? Time to Call the ‘Fantastic Grandmothers’

Just over 1,000 miles from the coast of Australia lies New Caledonia, an island archipelago where the waters teem with life. This French territory, in the heart of the Coral Sea, is home to over 9,300 marine species, including dugongs, manta rays and venomous sea snakes. Among them is the greater sea snake, which can […]

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Shark bites off British snorkeler’s foot in Australia

× Shark bites off British snorkeler’s foot in Australia Two British tourists were injured in a shark attack in northeastern Australia on Tuesday morning, with one losing his foot. The two men, aged 22 and 28, were on a snorkeling tour boat near Airlie Beach in the state of Queensland, according to CNN affiliate 7 News. […]

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To Map a Coral Reef, Peel Back the Seawater

Coral reefs comprise just 1 percent of the ocean floor yet they are home to 25 percent of the world’s marine fish, a growing source of protein for people. But reefs are imperiled by a range of threats including warming waters, acidifying seas, destructive fishing methods, and agricultural and other runoff. Moreover, scientists have only […]

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