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Happy World Oceans Day © naturepl.com / Doug Perrine / WWF World Oceans Day

Happy World Oceans Day!






The tragic loss of large tracts of the Iconic Great Barrier Reef over the last few months has brought to mind something that a friend from India recently told me. Whilst giving a talk to school children on board a boat off the coast of Goa, she heard one of the children exclaim how unfair […]

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Loggerhead turtle, Funchal, Madeira

Oceans in crisis!






The new Living Blue Planet Report launched today – Wednesday 16 September – highlights that the population size of marine vertebrates has nearly halved since 1970. The overwhelming conclusion is that our oceans are in crisis. Overfishing, damage to habitats, pollution and climate change are clearly impacting significantly on marine biodiversity. And populations of fish […]

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Yellowfin tuna shoal, Pacific Ocean, Mexico. Copyright: Jürgen Freund WWF-Canon

Celebrating oceans on World Oceans Day






Today is World Oceans Day, a celebration of the importance of our oceans to humanity. Our blue planet is so named as the oceans occupy over 70% of the surface of the earth and plunge to depths of over 11 km. That’s over 2 km greater than the height of Everest. It’s no surprise the […]

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A pygmy seahorse blends in with its surroundings gallery

Not just ‘one big watery mass’






With this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards, our chief adviser on all things marine – Louise Heaps – considers how important photography has been for highlighting the incredible diversity of life hidden beneath the sea’s surface. What inspired you to start working with the marine environment? I grew up by the sea, so I think […]

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