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Why are Coral Reefs Bleaching?

There’s no denying it – coral reefs are truly beautiful, but they have a sad story behind them. Coral reefs are an incredibly important part of the ocean and are one of the most diverse habitats in the world, but if we’re not careful, they won’t be around for much longer. Sometimes called the rainforests … Continued

Egg Hunt x Shark Trust!

Beach clean-ups help protect the marine ecosystem by removing the trash that poses a danger to aquatic animals and plants! Thousands of marine animals worldwide have been affected by plastic pollution, including sea turtles, seabirds, and marine mammals. Therefore, Beach clean-ups are vital to mitigate the problem caused by ocean debris and the danger that plastic pollution poses … Continued

Save Coral Reefs: it’s important to biodiversity, society and life as we know it.

Mutualistic relationship of coral and zooxanthellae. Most coral has a mutualistic relationship with special algae called zooxanthellae. Zooxanthellae live inside the coral’s tissue. This protects it from predation and provides them with the nutrients they require for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis produces waste products, such as oxygen, glucose, and amino acids. Coral uses these waste products to … Continued

Tequila Splitfin: Facing Extinction for 20 Years

The Tequila splitfin (Zoogoneticus tequila), is a small freshwater fish measuring up to 8cm long – with females being slightly larger than males. They are endemic to the Teuchitlan Springs in the upper Ameca river basin in Mexico, where they inhabit small lakes, tributaries and freshwater springs. First discovered in 1955 in a small lake, … Continued

How Plastic Pollution Is Damaging Our Oceans

Plastic is a cheap useful material that has transformed our lives over the past few decades. From water bottles to smartphones, plastic is always at our fingertips. But, it also causes enormous harm to the environment, plastic pollution is particularly damaging our oceans.  Our Ocean Covering over 70% of the planet, the ocean provides a … Continued

Sea Anemones collaboration

Investigating climate change and conservation in sea anemones In a collaborative venture, Blue Planet Aquarium and the University of Liverpool have joined forces. Looking to understand the impact of rising temperatures on a particular marine animal, the Beadlet Sea Anemone.  Climate Change Effects Environments around the world are under threat from climate change, as a … Continued

A Sea of Single-Use

Plastic is one of the largest problems for our waterways across the globe. Single-use plastics in particular fuel this excessive pollution. Our modern convenience-driven lifestyle has put pressure on the environment. Every year 1 million metric tons of plastic get dumped into our seas. By the year 2050, it is expected that there will be … Continued

How to Do a #2MinuteBeachClean

Over 800 million tonnes of plastic makes its way into our oceans every year! Plastic bags, nets, bottles, and more are damaging ocean environments and the creatures that live there. So, before you take your next dip in the ocean or start building sandcastles, can you spare two minutes to make a difference? We’re challenging … Continued

Earth Day: 48 Days of Blue

Did you know that more than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and that the ocean is almost 4 billion years old? It’s an impressive attribute, sure – but it’s also responsible for controlling our climate and supporting our continued survival on this planet. In fact, the ocean is what sets us … Continued

How to Conserve Water: 7 Dos and Don’ts

Conserving water has never been so important to our planet. Cutting back on water usage doesn’t only help conserve a valuable resource, but it will also lower your utility bill… Talk about a win-win situation!If you’re looking for some easy ways to help shrink your water footprint on World Water Day (and throughout the rest … Continued

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