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Signals from the South; Humpback Whales Carry Messages of Antarctic Sea-ice Ecosystem Variability

Southern hemisphere humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) rely on summer prey abundance of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) to fuel one of the longest-known mammalian migration on the planet. It is hypothesised that this species, already adapted to endure metabolic extremes, will be one of the first Antarctic consumers to show measurable physiological change in response to fluctuating prey availability in a changing climate...

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EU BEST - Regional Ecosystem Profiles

The BEST Initiative is a voluntary support scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European overseas. This Initiative has produces a series of very informative Ecosystem Profiles which cover large areas of the Caribbean and Pacific plus the Indian Ocean Region. 

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New publication - Landscape connectivity: a call to action

Creating landscapes with healthy, functioning ecosystems is not only key to making progress towards the environmental targets embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to addressing multiple social and economic targets that depend partly or wholly on the benefits that ecosystems provide to people. There are clear economic and social rewards for business and government that create connected landscapes that support healthy, functioning ecosystems.

10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (IPFC-10) - Call for Abstracts now open!


This international conference, gathering hundreds of specialists in ichthyology (including sharks, rays and teleost fishes) from dozens of countries, takes place every four years, and is considered one of the best ichthyological conferences in the world. This year’s conference will bring together experts from the Pacific and from around the world to work together to discuss how we can further our understanding and our strategies to ensure the long-term health of Indo-Pacific Fish resources in the face of global change.