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Coral protein protect against HIV

A newly discovered protein found in sea coral may help prevent HIV infection, Medical News Today reported. Discovered in feathery corals collected off the north coast of Australia, these proteins are called cnidarins and are able to block HIV without leading to resistance to other HIV drugs. This ability makes …

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Philippines bans heavy-weighted fishing nets over coral reef concerns

AFP – 9 Oct 2013 The Philippines said Wednesday it is banning the use of heavy-weighted fishing nets that drag along the ocean floor inflicting damage to seabed communities and coral reefs. The ban on “Danish seine” fishing nets will take effect in mid-March, giving hundreds of fishing boats time …

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WORLD-FIRST Australian study has shown corals can fight back against acidification

AAP – October 11, 2013 A WORLD-FIRST Australian study has shown tropical corals can fight back against acidifying oceans caused by carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists say coral reefs are still under serious threat from coral bleaching due to higher sea-surface temperatures and direct human impacts. But research by the ARC …

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Google Street View Comes to Coral Reefs – Video

Now anyone can explore stunning underwater scenes from their computer, using Google Street View. Credit: Google Maps

Shanghai Aquarium Explodes
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Shanghai Shark Aquarium explodes – 15 injured

Orient Shopping Center in Shanghai, 15 people injured, 3 sharks dead. Tons of water, pieces of thick glass and sharks all around…These are not scenes from a horror movie, but a reality people faced when a 33-ton tank suddenly burst in a Shanghai shopping center. Fifteen people sustained injuries. ­Three …

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Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off: scientists

AFP News – Fri, Dec 21, 2012 A huge slab of sea floor near the Great Barrier Reef is in the early stages of collapse and could generate a tsunami when it finally breaks off, researchers warned Friday. Marine geologists from Australia’s James Cook University have been using advanced 3D mapping techniques …

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World’s Largest Aquarium Opens in Singapore

  ABC News – Mon, Dec 3, 2012 Fans of marine life, time to plan a trip to Singapore. A new aquarium – which claims to be the world’s largest – opened in late November on the resort island of Sentosa. It is called the S.E.A. Aquarium, and it is home to …

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Pacific white-sided dolphins take flight to evade killer whales

By: Chris Mauro, GrindTV.com Monday, June 25, 2012 5:22pm PDT Pacific white-sided dolphins are known for seeking safety in numbers, and in the accompanying video captured up in Hyacinthe Bay, British Columbia, hundreds can be seen racing out of the bay to evade a few hungry killer whales giving chase. …

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Swimming in a lake full of jellyfish

A brave swimmer submerged in the lake on the Pacific island of Palau is surrounded by hundreds of jellyfish. With the Jellyfish isolated in the lake, their stings weakened and these amazing images show tourists can now swim alongside the jellyfish without fear of being stung. Photographer Kevin Davidson has …

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SINGAPORE STILL ‘TOP OF THE CLASS’ FOR EXPORT OF ORNAMENTAL FISH

The latest FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) world statistics for both imports and exports of ornamental fish have been recently released. Although we are now well into 2012, the figures relate to 2009 (for technical reasons, it takes this long for data to be collected, collated and updated). At a …