Scientists have discovered a super-charged methane seep in the ocean off New Zealand that has created its own unique food web, resulting in much more methane escaping from the ocean floor into the water column.
While there are no overarching regulations governing live fish shipments, shipping providers often set their own guidelines for mailing packages that contain live animals. The U.S. Postal Service, for example, requires senders to double-bag fish using strong plastic bags with a minimum thickness of 4 mils. Each bag must also be filled with about one-third water and the rest oxygen.
"This sort of packaging is more typical of large scale fish farms in Asia shipping to pet store chains," Victoria Parnell-Stark, who sells the siamese fighting fish and runs betta fan site Betty Splendens, clarified in an email to HuffPost. "This is not at all how hobbyists and most show breeders/distributers would ship bettas."
Tackling overfishing from the Pacific to the Atlantic Greenpeace UK (blog) You may have been lucky enough to see the superb National Geographic programme Mission To Save The Ocean last Saturday. If not, don't worry, I'll give you the rundown here.
Tilikum, SeaWorld's prime bull orca was captured off the coast of Iceland in November 1983. Now newly released documents finally pin down Tilikum's capture date and his exact location at the time of capture.
Tilikum was sent to live at Sealand of the Pacific in Canada. It was here that he played a role in the killing of trainer, Keltie Byrne. After Byrne's death, Sealand closed its doors and Tilikum was moved to SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, on January 9, 1992.
The large whale, now estimated to measure 22.5 feet (6.9 m) long, has resided in Orlando ever since. During his tenure at SeaWorld, Tilikum was implicated in the death of drifter, Daniel Dukes, and was directly responsible for the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.
Stop what you're doing and watch this. Below the fold are three high-definition streams of the ocean floor, currently broadcasting LIVE via NOAA's new 6,000-meter remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Deep Discoverer.
This is Plymouth Plymouth warships' Gibraltar visit as tensions increase This is Plymouth The Royal Marines contingent will include elements of 42 Commando, 30 Commando IX Group, the information exploitation unit, and 29 Commando Regiment Royal...
Fishing nets pose a great danger to juvenile sharks, and there are only a few hundred adult sharks left off the California coast.
However, this particular species' danger of going extinct pales in comparison to that of other fish around the world.
The great white is not even listed among the 20 most threatened shark species, and is not included on the IUCN Red List of species close to extinction. Although the great white is a necessary and vulnerable species, there are others that deserve the same attention.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A shell disease that has plagued the southern New England lobster industry for years by making lobsters unsightly and in some cases unmarketable appears to be creeping northward to the lobster-rich grounds off the coast of...
The conversion is key to breaking a cycle in which the ocean’s small fish are plundered by industrial fishing. (Fighting overfishing, or messing with nature? What do you think?
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The researchers announced last week that they pulled off the feat at a laboratory in the Columbus Center in downtown Baltimore. Over the course of a four-year study, Watson said, they dabbled with mixtures of plant-based proteins, fatty acids and a powerful amino acid-like substance found in energy drinks until they came up with a combination that cobia and another popular farm fish, gilt-head bream, gobbled down
The conversion of these carnivorous fish to a completely vegetarian diet is a first, according to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and a key to breaking a cycle in which the ocean’s stocks of small fish — menhaden, anchovies and sardines — are plundered by industrial fishing partly to provide fish feed to aquaculture, one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the world.