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Influential conservation ecology papers of 2016

As I have done for the last three years (2015, 2014, 2013), here’s another retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2016 as assessed by experts in F1000 Prime. Scaling laws predict global microbial diversity — ...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 15, 2016

TED Talk Thursday – Kristen Marhaver: How we’re growing baby corals to rebuild reefs

According to TED.com: “Kristen Marhaver studies corals, tiny creatures the size of a poppyseed that, over hundreds of slow years, create beautiful, life-sustaining ocean structures hundreds of miles long. As she admits, it’s easy to get s...

Place which calls me again & again – Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Species-area & species-accumulation curves not the same

I’ve just read an elegant little study that has identified the main determinants of differences in the slope of species-area curves and species-accumulation curves. That’s a bit of a mouthful for the uninitiated, so if you don’...
by Conservation Bytes on May 30, 2016

It’s not always best to be the big fish

Loosely following the theme of last week’s post, it’s now fairly well established that humans tend to pick on the big species first. From fewer big trees, declines of big carnivores, elephant & rhino poaching, to fishing down the web...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 3, 2016

Influential conservation papers of 2015

As I did last year and the year before, here’s another arbitrary, retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2015 as assessed via F1000 Prime. — Changing habitat areas and static reserves: challenges to species...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 24, 2015

Create Your Own Colorful Coral at Home with Little Passports' Coral Reef Kit!

Are you looking for a fun science project for your kids to do? What about one that can spark conversations regarding different ecosystems around the world? Sound like something for your Little Explorer? Little Passports has you covered! With simple s...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Jul 4, 2015

Aren’t they beautiful?

Facts about seahorses The seahorse is a small species of vertebrate that is found in the tropical shallows and temperate waters around the world. There are about 40 known species. Seahorses prefer to swim in pairs with their tails linked… The...
by Worthwhilesmile on Mar 27, 2015

Coral Day, A Dream to Restore Bangka Island

Eighth edition of Marine Life monthly post. Marine Life post is published every 19th of the month. It aims to share information on specific marine life species and to promote their […]...
by indahs travel photography on Mar 19, 2015

Spray paint art coral reefs by Porfirio Jimenez C

Spray paint art tutorial coral reefs by Porfirio Jimenez C. Welcome http://porfiriojimenez.me/http://porfiriojimenezc.wix.com/sprayart ...
by Basic Painting Tips on Mar 7, 2015

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Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXVIII

First batch of six biodiversity cartoons for 2015 (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here). – Filed under: biodiversity, cartoon, climate change, conservation Tagged: Anthropocene, bees, biodiversity...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 3, 2015

Influential conservation papers of 2014

Another year, another arbitrary retrospective list – but I’m still going to do it. Based on the popularity of last year’s retrospective list of influential conservation papers as assessed through F1000 Prime, here are 20 conservatio...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 21, 2014

Neoteric manufactures ordnance removal hovercraft for Tetra Tech

Sometimes a commercial hovercraft is the only vehicle that can get the job done. And, as Tetra Tech discovered, often a Neoteric HoverTrek is the only hovercraft suitable for the job.Based in California, Tetra Tech is a global consulting, engineering...
by Neoteric Hovercraft Blog on Jun 12, 2014

More species = more resilience

While still ostensibly ‘on leave’ (side note: Does any scientist really ever take a proper holiday? Perhaps a subject for a future blog post), I cannot resist the temptation to blog about our lab’s latest paper that just came online...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 8, 2014

Top 10 places in India for Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is a kind of underwater diving wherein divers are geared up with a scuba set so they could breathe properly at the bottom of the sea. To explore the water bed and marine life extensively, scuba divers have to carry their own breathing eq...
by India Travel To on May 7, 2013

Diving Doc: Preventing and Treating Coral Scrapes

Scuba diving is traditionally a look, don't touch kind of sport. But even careful divers can inadvertently run into trouble. By far the most common diving injury is the common scrape, usually from coral. Irritations often occur as a result of a bru...
by scubascoop on Apr 12, 2013

Exploring Maldives

Maldives: Situated in the Indian Ocean and one of the smallest countries in South Asia, and is a double chain of twenty-six small coral islands that in other words are called ‘atolls'. Male , pronounced Mah-lay, is the capital of Maldives and is p...
by Huchchara Santhe on Feb 20, 2013

PULAU LAYANG-LAYANG-a diver's paradise island

Located about 300km northwest of KK, Pulau Layang Layang is a tiny artificial island surrounded by an atolls 14sq.km in diameter and jutting 2000 metres from the ocean depth.  Called A diver's paradise,One of Layang-Layang's biggest attract...
by VISIT KOTA KINABALU SABAH on Dec 23, 2012

SRI LANKA - CORAL REEFS

There are two coral reef National parks in Sri Lanaka, at Hikkaduwa and Kalpitiya, these reefs serve as buffers obstructing erosion. There are over 60 species of corals and over 150 species of reef fish in these habitats. The ornamental fish add colo...
by Discover-Sri Lanka on Jul 7, 2012


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