2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest
The Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest awards the most inspiring underwater photos. Winners get the chance to be featured in IUCN's Marine News magazine.
The quest to generate energy from the ocean - from conventional and renewable sources has significant consequences for marine biodiversity. The impacts need to be assessed and managed.
A research expedition above seamounts in the Indian Ocean, led by IUCN, has produceda rich collection of data and specimens, including some strange-looking marine creatures, many of which have never been seen before.
Mysteries of the Big Blue
Oceans support an extraordinarily diverse world. More than one million species live on coral reefs alone, and perhaps as many as 10 million in the deep seas. But only a fraction of these have been discovered so far and much of ocean life remains a mystery.
Browse some of the wonders of the marine world which IUCN is working hard to protect.