The Sea Slug has taken genes from the algae it eats, allowing it to photosynthesize like a plant. Could we, someday, be a shade greener in complexion but be powered by light???
Dolphins have an incredible ability to heal from traumatic wounds. Click Through Here
Check out the ‘Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs 1970-2012’ report.
In summary: Overfishing of Parrotfish = Less Grazing Activity= Less Healthy Reefs.
Some fish actually emit red light at depths beyond that where red light from the surface penetrates just to annoy the neighbours … Click Here
Sea Turtle and Cetacean Conservation in Polynesia Website: http://www.temanaotemoana.org/
Killer Whales will take on most anything including other whales and polar bears. The above was an attack on a gray whale’s calf off the coast of California. Click on Picture for video (Source: National Geographic)
A major peril for all sea creatures is collateral damage done by gill net and long line fishing.
“Given the strong management of the Great Barrier Reef, it is likely that the ecosystem will survive better under the pressure of accumulating risks than most reef ecosystems around the world. However, even with the recent management initiatives to improve resilience, the overall outlook for the Great Barrier Reef is poor and catastrophic damage to the ecosystem may not be averted. Ultimately, if changes in the world’s climate become too severe, no management actions will be able to climate-proof the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem”
For complete report, Click Here.