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SOI with an expedition in Chile

Schmidt Ocean Institute has conducted another expedition aboard the R/V Falkor, discovering over 100 new marine species along the Nazca and Salas y Gómez ridges. These studies, aimed at a deeper understanding and protection of marine ecosystems, revealed extraordinary adaptations of life in extreme deep-sea conditions.

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Hong Kong’s reef fish

For ten years, Stan Shea has been leading a research program on Hong Kong’s reef fish, uncovering the richness of marine fauna. His educational initiative involving volunteer divers is changing the perception of the local marine environment.

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Using antibiotics to fight SCTLD

Discover how divers are combating the devastating SCTLD coral disease using antibiotic pastes. Learn about their efforts to preserve the world’s third-largest coral reef amidst this unprecedented outbreak.

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Global action for coral reefs

In response to the fourth global coral bleaching event, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) along with partners like Arizona State University, CORDIO East Africa, and MSC Foundation, are intensifying their collaboration to protect coral reefs worldwide. Facing increasing threats, these institutions are joining forces to develop protection methods and promote global cooperation in this crucial area of environmental protection.

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New discovery in the Netherlands: The Orange Pistol Shrimp

Scientists have discovered a new species of orange pistol shrimp in Dutch waters off the coast of Zeeland, which may indicate climate changes shifting crustacean habitats northward. The shrimp was found near a wind farm where biodiversity enhancement projects are underway, demonstrating the impact of human activity on the migration of marine species.

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The future of octopuses in the Algarve

Discover how the Algarve community is working to protect octopuses, a key resource for local fishermen and Portuguese cuisine. Learn about the challenges and innovations in the region, which is transforming from a seasonal fishing village into a lively tourist resort.

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Oceans and CO2 absorption

Increasing extreme weather events are a disturbing reminder of the global climate crisis affecting us, with Earth’s temperatures at their highest in over 100,000 years. Learn how scientists are tackling rising carbon dioxide levels using innovative carbon removal methods, including strategies that utilize the natural capacity of oceans for carbon sequestration.

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