marine science

Whale Sharks Can Live 130 Years, New Study Estimates

Whale Sharks Can Live 130 Years, New Study Estimates

The world’s biggest fish is the mysterious whale shark, which can grow as heavy as 18,000kg and as large as 18m, though most top out a bit less than that. It also appears these behemoths can live to be 130 years old, new observations and modelling have shown.

The First Coral Reefs Are Starting To Permanently Dissolve

The First Coral Reefs Are Starting To Permanently Dissolve

As if the oceans needed more terrible news, scientists have learned that the coral reefs surrounding the Florida Keys are dissolving. The culprit — ocean acidification — wasn’t expected to start hitting reefs hard for another three decades.

A Nightmare Is Unfolding In The Great Barrier Reef

A Nightmare Is Unfolding In The Great Barrier Reef

If scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, you might want to book tickets soon. This week, marine biologists dropped some horribly depressing news: the Great Barrier Reef is dying. The world’s largest reef is in the midst of a widespread coral bleaching event, and…