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1. Devil rays get worldwide protection, and genetic tools could catch out illegal traders

Devil rays, close cousins of the enormous manta rays, are stars of nature documentaries. These charismatic creatures are under threat from humans, specifically, because of the gill plate trade.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Fish, Genetics, Marine life, Oceans
2. RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship one year on

It's exactly a year since NERC launched a campaign to name our new polar research vessel. We take a look at what's happened since RRS Sir David Attenborough was picked.

Tags: Antarctic, Arctic, Marine life, Oceans, Robotics
3. New footage shows crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf

Currently a huge iceberg, roughly the size of Norfolk, looks set to break off the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which is more than twice the size of Wales.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Environmental change, Ice, Oceans, Sea level change
4. New images capture Into the blue spirit

Pictured together for the first time, two of NERC's key scientific instruments capture the essence of Into the blue, a public showcase of environmental science in the northwest of England where both ship and aircraft will be on display.

Tags: Atmosphere, Oceans
5. Ship emissions: Monitoring, enforcement and human health

Air pollution from ships is a serious problem that doesn't get enough attention. Kelvin Boot explains how environmental science can help ensure industry plays by the rules.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Oceans, Pollution, Water
6. What can satellite data do for aquaculture?

The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project seeks to help shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria.

Tags: Marine life, Farming, Oceans
7. Drones on ice

The Antarctic isn't kind to drones - but it's not easy or cheap for people to work in either, so robots represent a huge scientific opportunity.

Tags: Technology, Antarctic, Oceans, Robotics
8. Gliders on the storm

Marine scientists are a hardy bunch, but even they aren't keen on working amid 60ft waves in the depths of the Atlantic winter. Luckily next-generation ocean robots increasingly mean they don't have to.

Tags: Technology, Robotics, Oceans, Marine life
9. First solid hydrogen drone takes to skies

The first drone powered by solid hydrogen made its maiden flight in February – the fruit of a long-term collaboration between the private sector and scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

Tags: Technology, Oceans, Robotics, Antarctic
10. Diving for science

Jo Porter and Richard Shucksmith describe what it's like to take part in an intensive course training the scientific divers of the future.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Marine life, Oceans, UK

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