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.
British fans of fish and chips breathed a sigh of relief in 2017 when stocks of North Sea cod recovered so well they were again labelled sustainable. But as a whole, Europe's fisheries are far from healthy. Campaigners and scientists accuse EU politicians of giving in to industry lobbyists and setting unsustainable quotas. DW's Lars Bevanger met them to find out more.
On Valentine's Day many people across the globe will be sending flowers as a love token. There is a good chance that those flowers may have started life in Kenya. They might look beautiful but now allegations of pollution are being levelled against the industry. A charge which they deny. But on the shores of Lake Naivasha dead fish full of heavy metals were found. Andrew Wasike reports:
Miami may be known for its palm trees and sun-kissed beaches, but behind this idyllic picture there's an eco-system in distress. Local reefs are struggling to cope as temperatures rise and ocean waters become increasingly acidic. In an effort to stop the decay, a biologist and a musician have teamed to raise awareness about the magic of marine life.
The coral reefs off the Caribbean island of Bonaire were severely damaged after a major hurricane devastated the area in 1999. But one conservation project is hoping to restore the corals to their former glory, and is asking tourists to lend a helping hand.
Planning your next holiday? Maybe you're dreaming about relaxing on an island beach, snorkelling in coral-rich waters or touring a quaint European city. Wherever you're headed, it's worth sparing a thought for the locals. While tourism can be a blessing for businesses, it can often be a curse for the environment.