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Day 3: Ocean Life

Celebrating Biology Week 2016

Oceans cover around 70% of the surface of our planet, but there is still so much we do not know about them. Our oceans are home to an incredibly diverse wildlife population, with 4 new species being added to the World Register of Marine Species every day; yet scientists estimate we still only know about 10% of the marine species on Earth.

Faced with constant threats from pollution and global warming, many of our ocean dwelling animals and plant species are at risk of disappearing. Conservation efforts will prove vital in maintaining this global resource.

As part of Biology Week 2016, we are plunging the depths of recent research into our oceans and the animals and plants that live there. Check out our top articles and read our Q+A with an expert in seabird conservation

Q&A on Seabird Conservation

Join us as we explore the impact of the environment on future population of seabirds with leading researcher and conservationist, Maria Ana Dias.

Blog Posts

Discover just a few of the intriguing aspects of dolphin life, tiger shark genes, and Caribbean spiny lobsters that make each so enthralling. 

Read our Top Ocean Life Articles

Featured Articles from BioMed Central Journals

From Genome Biology

From GigaScience

From Animal Biotelemetry

From Climate Change Responses

From Ecological Processes (part of Springer Open)

From Environmental Evidence

From Marine Biodiversity Records

From Standards in Genomic Sciences

From Veterinary Research

For more articles on ocean life and related topics, visit our website and access over thousands of open access articles!

Biology Week 2016 Ocean Life has been curated by Robyn Taylor and Chris Foote.