Recently discovered fossil worm burrows reveal that, in the right sediment, life can survive far deeper than imagined


Sandstone outcrops in the Karoo Basin, in southern South Africa. Photograph: David Hodgson/University of Leeds

Blue Planet II gave us a glimpse of the weird and wonderful life that swims…

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With HRM suddenly facing a torrent of plastic waste with no place to sell or hide it, maybe it should do what New York did for decades — dump it offshore. By night, if need be. Out of sight, out of mind. The sea is so big!

I’m…

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Two announcements touching on Kenya’s maritime security may have disappeared somewhere in the labyrinth of heated political exchanges, but they are too crucial to ignore.

In the first, the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) disclosed that the National Treasury had agreed to allocate funds for financing…

Read more: Kenya needs tight laws to protect its rich ocean wealth

Climate change, agricultural runoff, and human waste have quadrupled the size of oxygen-depleted areas of the oceans singe 1950, according to a new, comprehensive study.

The world’s oceans are getting choked as climate change, agricultural runoff, and human waste have fueled a 10-fold increase in the number of…

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A news item from Kenya that shows what can be done about the fish situation in Africa. Are we doing enough to address this in Zambia? With our great natural resource base we should be investing

in an export focused industry that can be sustainable long after all…

Read more: Kenya is showing what can be done about the fish situation in Africa

The Sh3.6 billion sea patrol vessel that was acquired by government to help fight illegal fishing is to begin full operations this year.

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute research officer, Patrick Gwada, said MV Doria has been running trials since it was commissioned last year.

The…

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