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.
For thrill-seeking tourists the adrenaline rush of coming face-to-face with the notorious great white shark is top of their travel agenda. But cage diving tour operators in South Africa are worried. The local white shark population is becoming so scarce on the west coast, scientists fear the apex hunters may be dying out.
The controversial coal mine project in Australia's Queensland state is looking more likely to become a reality later this year. But it remains plagued by legal hurdles, environmental issues and fierce public opposition.