A new study shows that seagrass fisheries provide a reliable safety-net for poor fishermen, since they perceive those habitats to maintain large fish catches over time. Surprisingly, even more so than coral reef fisheries, which people normally associate with small-scale fishery.
A poorly known and critically endangered species of Merlin’s grass (Isoetaceae) endemic to the Eastern Cape of South Africa is demonstrated to be of substantial evolutionary significance. The species, Isoetes wormaldii, is sister to the rest of the family and genetically and morphologically distinct.
Monika Winder, professor at DEEP, shares insights about the wonders of zooplankton that are the smallest animals in the water, in a blog post for kids published in the Frontiers For Young Minds. If you're a teacher for example, feel free to share the article!