The ruins of Jazira Al Hamra © Philippe Henry / OCEAN71 Magazine

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  • Clumsy on land, these marine turtles are disconcertingly agile once in the sea. They use their front legs for drive and their back legs for manoeuvrability © Philippe Henry / OCEAN71 Magazine

    The clinic of hope on Lampedusa

    Ecology4 chapters

    The small Mediterranean island is known for receiving the boats of the migrants who risk their lives in order to escape Africa for Europe. But this isolated piece of land holds a secret: a clinic that shelters, heals and performs surgery on tens of injured marine turtles each year. What seems as a drop of water in the ocean is actually a necessity for the survival of the Mediterranean.

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    The seahorse’s secret

    Ecology, Economy1 chapter

    Oysters, the Arguin sandbank, the tides, many tourists visit the Arcachon bay ignoring that this unique biological maritime space hosts one of the most mysterious creatures of the sea : the seahorse. Almost extinct a decade ago, the bay is pride to have today the highest concentration of seahorses in France.

  • Soft and hard coral cuttings © Philippe Henry / OCEAN71 Magazine

    The miracle of coral

    Ecology, Economy3 chapters

    A little known and unusual type of farm has popped up in the port of Camaret in Finstere, Brittany. Johan Kergoat and Remi Plouhinec are cultivating coral…