Scientists diving recently near the Solomon Islands made an illuminating discovery: The first biofluorescent reptile ever recorded.
Watch the video - via Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150928-sea-turtles-hawksbill-glowing-biofluorescence-coral-reef-ocean-animals-science150928-sea-turtles-hawksbill-glowing-biofluorescence-coral-reef-ocean-animals-science/
When shipwrecks sink, they can become artificial reefs. The coral covered Liberty #shipwreck in #Bali #Indonesia is no different, and has attracted a congregation of #scuba divers and Bumphead Parrotfish.
Come virtual diving: https://www.google.com/maps/streetview/#oceans/the-liberty-wreck-tulamben-bali-indonesia
Read - reflections on a successful #Hawaii expedition, in partnership with NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/news/16-09-2015/reflections-on-hawaii
Raja Ampat has earned its reputation for having the highest level of marine #biodiversity in the world. Come for a virtual dive on Google Street View and explore the tremendous amount of fish life and coral growth.
Scientists have now confirmed a #globalcoralbleaching event is underway, only the third of its kind in recorded history.
This event is expected to impact 38% of the world's coral reefs by the end of this year and kill over 12,000 sq km of reefs, according to NOAA.
Find out more: http://www.globalcoralbleaching.org/
October is the beginning of turtle season in #Queensland #Australia so to celebrate here are 13 fun facts you didn't know about the Great Barrier Reef via
Come for a virtual dive and explore the eerie Indonur #Shipwreck of #Indonesia , which now houses all manner of reef fish and coral life.
Some incredible facts about these highly intelligent creatures - via #octopus #infographic
See full size image: http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55f876f7bd86ef16008ba8a7/image.jpg
This is a close-up of the mouth and other underside structures of a stingray (Taeniura meyeni).
This species can grow to 1.8 metres wide, and has various names, including the Black-blotched Stingray, Black-spotted Stingray, Blotched Fantail Ray, Fantail Stingray, Giant Reef Ray, Round Ribbontail Ray, and Speckled Stingray.
The world’s reefs are in a dramatic state of decline - we’ve lost over 40% of corals over the last 50 years due to pollution, destructive fishing and climate change. According to the scientific community the decline is set to continue, it will affect 500 million people globally who rely on coral reefs for food, tourism income and coastal protection.
In response to this issue, the XL Catlin Seaview Survey is creating a baseline record of the world’s coral reefs, in high-resolution 360-degree panoramic vision. It will enable change to be clearly monitored over time and will help scientists, policy makers and the public at large to see and understand the issues reefs are facing and work out what needs to be done to best protect coral reefs now and into the future.
More from the project can be seen at http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/