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Sharks almost gone from many reefs

A massive global study of the world's reefs has found sharks are 'functionally extinct' on nearly one in five of the reefs surveyed. Professor Colin Simpfendorfer from James Cook University in Australia was one of the scientists who…

Plastics found in sea-bed sharks

Credit: Jake Davies Microplastics have been found in the guts of sharks that live near the seabed off the UK coast. University of Exeter scientists studied four species of demersal (seabed-dwelling) shark. Of the 46 sharks

Where is the water during a drought?

Credit: Lukas Kleine In low precipitation periods - where and how is the limited available water distributed and what possibilities are there for improving retention in the soil and the landscape? Doerthe Tetzlaff and her team from