What do studies on sharks, brittle-stars and marine reserves, and marine communities, have in common? Well, for one thing, they all require a level of collaboration.
A survey of marine protected areas (MPAs) in 40 countries has found five elements common to the MPAs that best achieve biodiversity conservation goals, but these elements are lacking in many locations.
One quarter of the world's sharks and rays face extinction in the next few decades, according to the first global study to systematically assess their status and conservation.
A novel approach to the analysis of survey data is casting new light on the processes that shape marine communities.
NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub scientists have been charting the rollercoaster rides of brittle-stars (ophiuroids) in a first step towards the detailed mapping of deep-seabed connectivity.