UK scheme backed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to allow consumers to check how sustainable their fish and seafood isA scheme to make the labelling and sourcing of sustainable fish clearer and more consistent for shoppers will be unveiled by the...
Huge specimen caught in Antarctic waters by New Zealand fishing crew is one of few ever examined Scientists in New Zealand were suckers for the chance to examine a rare colossal squid, a mammoth creature the length of a minibus and seldom seen by...
Scientists dont need to kill whales to study them commercial and scientific whaling should be practices of a bygone era In 1994, member governments of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the whaling regulatory body, agreed to create a...
Although we know relatively little about the deep sea, we do extract raw materials for electronics and medicines from it. Biologists describe the history of deep-sea biology and give some pointers on how to protect this remarkable but rather inaccessible area.
Conventional wisdom has long held that corals -- whose calcium-carbonate skeletons form the foundation of coral reefs -- are passive organisms that rely entirely on ocean currents to deliver dissolved substances, such as nutrients and oxygen. But now scientists have found that they are far from passive, engineering their environment to sweep water into turbulent patterns that greatly enhance their ability to exchange nutrients and dissolved gases with their environment.
Fast Company How A Clothing Company Successfully Turned Salvaged Trash Into Fashion Fast Company The idea behind the line came about last year after ocean conservation nonprofit Parley for the Oceans founded The Vortex Project, which brings...
Fox News NOAA adds 20 new coral species to threatened list, including five found in ... MiamiHerald.com Research has shown that coral reefs worldwide have declined significantly the last few decades, with some individual species down 90 percent.
New research has shown that if we protected just 4% of the worlds oceans and seas we could protect as much as 84% of the marine mammals that grace our oceans. Just 9 locations have an essential role in the lives of 108 different marine mammals.
Research shows three-quarters of rubbish was plastic and debris concentrated near cities Mounds of plastic rubbish along Australias coastline are growing and killing wildlife which is ingesting or becoming ensnared in it, researchers say.
Federal and Queensland government proposal to improve water quality little more than business as usual, say environmentalists A plan to improve the Great Barrier Reefs water quality and conserve species such as turtles may not be enough to stave...
The rapid rise of an unusual plankton in the Arabian Sea has been documented by researchers who say that it could be disastrous for the predator fish that sustain 120 million people living on the sea's edge. "These blooms are massive, appear year after year, and could be devastating to the Arabian Sea ecosystem over the long-term," said the study's lead author.
Scientists have discovered two new species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms. The new organisms are multicellular and mostly non-symmetrical, with a dense layer of gelatinous material between the outer skin cell and inner stomach cell layers.
Gaye Rosier's insight:
New deep ocean species are being discovered all the time. Another good reason to take care of the oceans.
A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm.
Ecotourism rise hits whales Nature.com But some animals are affected more than others and the long-term effects remain unclear, scientists at the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) in Glasgow, UK, heard last week.
The Guardian reports, 25th August 2014: “Researchers have found “alarming” level of plastic pollution in Sydney harbour, with fibres from clothing and toiletries causing a widespread impact upon the marine ecosystem.