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Enhancing knowledge and protection: St Helena and the Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network

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Whaleshark

St Helena is an oceanic island located in the tropical South Atlantic. Home to a fantastic array of marine biodiversity, it is one of the ten UK Overseas Territories that are part of the new Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network. …

Pulling back the "Blue Curtain" in the UK Overseas Territories

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Blue shark at Tristan da Cunha

Cefas project lead, Dr Paul Whomersley: The oceans are rich and wondrous, hosting diverse wildlife and incredible species beneath the surface. But at a time when ocean resilience and productivity are declining, it is more important than ever to look …

Plankton observations, microscopic creatures with global influence: how we use small ocean life to monitor the health of seas the life they support

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Magnified images of Plankton

Microscopic plankton form the base of the marine food webs. Yet they are often the “forgotten” element in marine ecosystems despite having the critical role of supporting all other life. Cefas’ plankton scientists maintain long-term observational records of marine plankton alongside developing new technologies to improve monitoring of this key collection of organisms.