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F1 driver Sergio Perez tests positive for coronavirus, out of British Grand Prix

Silverstone - Formula One driver Sergio Perez has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's British Grand Prix, his Racing Point team said Thursday.

Wimbledon cancelled for first time since WWII

London - Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the tennis stars left devastated on Wednesday as Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus.

Britain's KSI edges Paul as YouTubers fight show a hit

Los Angeles - Britain's KSI edged American Logan Paul in a cruiserweight boxing rematch of YouTube celebrity stars Saturday that proved a hit with audiences and could help such fighters capture mainstream respect.

British Golden Globe sailor Goodall in Chile after rescue at sea

Santiago - British Golden Globe race sailor Susie Goodall -- who was rescued from the Southern Ocean by a Hong Kong-flagged ship after her yacht lost its mast in a huge storm -- arrived back on dry land in Chile on Friday.

Battered solo yachtswoman awaits rescue in Pacific

Wellington - A British solo around-the-world sailor whose yacht was crippled in a ferocious storm as she crossed the Pacific has stabilised her battered vessel and is awaiting rescue, race organisers said Friday.

Wiggins's Armstrong comments 'publicity seeking': Geraint Thomas

Shanghai - Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas accused Bradley Wiggins of trying to drum up publicity on Saturday with his controversial comments about drug cheat Lance Armstrong.

Volvo Ocean Race: Chilean police investigate sailor's disappearance

Puerto Montt - Chilean police on Tuesday began investigating the disappearance of British round-the-world sailor John Fisher, who was lost overboard from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht SHK/Scallywag.

Olympics: IOC apologises after British member sent home

Pyeongchang - The International Olympic Committee has apologised after IOC member Adam Pengilly was sent home following an incident involving a security officer at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Farah missed drug tests ahead of 2012 Olympics — Report

London - Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah missed two drug tests in the run-up to the 2012 London Games, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

Wiggins vows to earn Team Sky Tour place

Roubaix - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix.

Records under threat in London Marathon

London - Near-ideal sunny and clear conditions greeted the first runners to start the London Marathon with fans hoping for a fast pace by British favourite Mo Farah in his debut over the distance.

British cycling boss Brailsford quits to focus on Sky

London - Dave Brailsford, the man behind British Cycling's Olympic success, is leaving the national set-up to concentrate solely on his role as principal of the Sky team, it was announced Friday.

Fognini stuns Murray to pull Italy level

Naples - Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned a tiring Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level their Davis Cup quarter-final tie 2-2 with Britain in Naples on Sunday.

The Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge takes place on Sunday

London - The 160th Boat Race between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge takes place on the River Thames in London on Sunday, an event rich in tradition -- and well-worn accusations of professionalism.

Murray sweeps Seppi to revive Britain's Davis Cup bid

Naples - Andy Murray relaunched Britain's bid for a long-awaited place in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after sweeping aside Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in their postponed rubber to level the tie in Naples on Saturday.

All-male Royal & Ancient to hold vote on women members

Saint Andrews - One of the last bastions of all-male sporting privilege is set to fall after the Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced Wednesday it has recommended its members should vote in favour of women being allowed to join the club in a ballot to be held on Se...

Wimbledon champ Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl split

London - Britain's Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl have mutually agreed to end their two-year partnership, the Wimbledon champion announced Wednesday.In a joint statement on Murray's website, it appeared Czech-born Lendl, himself a multiple Grand Slam champion...

F1 supremo Ecclestone begins search for successor

London - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is looking for someone to succeed him at the head of the sport, as he prepares to face bribery charges in Germany.The 83-year-old British businessman is due to go on trial in Munich on April 24 to f...

Single-minded British curlers impose Twitter ban

Sochi - The British women's curling team are so single-minded in their pursuit of gold at the Sochi Olympics that they have imposed their own Twitter ban.The reigning world champions -- who play as Scotland in that event -- are one of the fancied teams at the ...

Jenny Jones claims Britain's first ever snow medal

Chereshnya - Veteran Jenny Jones made history on Sunday as she won Britain's first ever Winter Olympics medal on the snow.Jones, 33, claimed bronze in the women's slopestyle snowboarding competition after a second run score of 87.25, behind Jaime Anderson (95.

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Killing COTS has been done by a single injection using divers. The COTSbot will take over this job.
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The giant triton snail  Charonia tritonis  is one of the main predators of the COTS.
The giant triton snail, Charonia tritonis, is one of the main predators of the COTS.
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Notice the green slimy-looking stuff on the coral at the left? The coral vomits the algae out as it ...
Notice the green slimy-looking stuff on the coral at the left? The coral vomits the algae out as it is dying.
The crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci). Beautiful to behold  but deadly to hard and stony...
The crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci). Beautiful to behold, but deadly to hard and stony coral polyps.
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