Our oceans are teeming with life.
But such life is also facing pressures: global warming, pollution, overextraction of resources. Here, an automatic compilation of DW content on marine life.
On some of the islands of Fiji in the South Pacific, sea turtle meat was long considered a delicacy, which is endangering the survival of the species. A national moratorium was imposed to stop the killing, but it was only a temporary measure. In the Mamanuca group of islands, a local woman - Elizabeth Sokidi - is working hard to boost the turtle population before the moratorium comes to an end.
Much of the CO2 we emit through the burning of fossil fuels ends up in the ocean, making the water more acidic. Because ocean acidification happens particularly fast in cold water, that spells trouble for cold-water corals. How do they cope as their environment becomes warmer and more acidic?
From the snowy landscapes of Central Siberia to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel satellite brings us breathtaking pictures of Earth from space. Be mesmerized.
Dressed in shark costumes, protesters marched to Maxim's Palace, a popular restaurant in Hong Kong, demanding an end to shark fin sales. Many species of shark are endangered. The restaurant said it has sharply reduced its shark fin sales volume in recent years.