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News Headlines
#85385
2012-01-30

Cooling Lagoons aim to reduce thermal discharges to marine ecosystems, improve efficiency

Gulf countries that lack freshwater resources rely deeply on seawater desalination to meet their daily needs and cool down thermal generation plants.

News Headlines
#85389
2012-01-30

Where have all the fish gone?

Australia leads the way in trying to protect the world's fish population. But stocks of jack mackerel, down 90 per cent in 20 years in the once-rich southern seas, point to a wider global calamity.

News Headlines
#85390
2012-01-30

Sea cucumbers may save Great Barrier Reef

Tropical sea cucumbers and their faeces could save coral reefs from the harmful impacts of climate change, scientists have found.

News Headlines
#85347
2012-01-27

US Sets First Catch Limits in Caribbean Fish

The U.S. government is imposing limits on the number of fish that commercial and recreational fishermen can catch in the waters it controls in the Caribbean, saying previous types of restrictions haven't protected dwindling populations of dozens of species.

News Headlines
#85352
2012-01-27

Global warming may raise risk of Pacific fish poisoning

FIJI: Rising sea temperatures caused by climate change may have contributed to a sharp increase in the incidence of a severe form of tropical fish poisoning afflicting people living on small islands around the Pacific region, a study has shown.

News Headlines
#85354
2012-01-27

Singapore raises sea defences against tide of climate change

SINGAPORE: A 15-km (10 mile) stretch of crisp white beach is one of the key battlegrounds in Singapore's campaign to defend its hard-won territory against rising sea levels linked to climate change.

News Headlines
#85322
2012-01-26

Marine Mammals On the Menu in Many Parts of World

The fate of the world's great whale species commands global attention as a result of heated debate between pro and anti-whaling advocates, but the fate of smaller marine mammals is less understood, specifically because the deliberate and accidental harvesting of dolphins, porpoises, manatees and ...

News Headlines
#85265
2012-01-25

Clean up world seas to boost economy, U.N. body says

(Reuters) - Cleaner and better-managed seas and coasts would help boost economic growth and reduce poverty and pollution, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#85268
2012-01-25

87 marine mammals still eaten by people

Threats to marine mammals usually include climate change, drowning as by-catch, pollution, depletion of prey, but what about eating marine mammals?

News Headlines
#85272
2012-01-25

Ningaloo manta rays under threat

Ningaloo Marine Park's manta rays are threatened by the growing worldwide demand demand for their gill rakers, according to a new report.

News Headlines
#85192
2012-01-20

Marine biodiversity under threat

Abu Dhabi: Growing prosperity together with an increasing population in the Gulf states is exacting a heavy toll on coastal marine life in the Arabian Gulf, experts heard at a marine environmental conference this week.

News Headlines
#85135
2012-01-18

Manta Rays Endangered by Sudden Demand from Chinese Medicine

Demand for the gills of manta and mobula rays has risen dramatically in the past 10 years for use in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), even though they were not historically used for this purpose, a team of researchers from the conservation organizations Shark Savers and WildAid has discovered.

News Headlines
#85108
2012-01-17

Whales are people too

ONE OF THE MOST important features of science is that scientific progress regularly leads to important ethical questions.

News Headlines
#84994
2012-01-11

Cayman vents are world's hottest

The world's deepest known volcanic vents are also the hottest, a UK-led expedition has indicated.

News Headlines
#84960
2012-01-09

Fish disguised as copycat octopus

First there was the octopus that mimicked fish; now researchers say a fish is copying the octopus.

News Headlines
#84912
2012-01-05

Spanish government urged to renounce plans to rubbish EU fishing reforms

Leaked document reveals former socialist government's plans to oppose planned EU ban on discarding edible fish at sea

News Headlines
#84882
2012-01-04

Belgium fears for its fragile coastline

Storms and rising sea levels could wreak havoc as defences that protect beaches and dykes are overwhelmed

Notification
#1843
2012-01-04
Action by
2012-02-17

Request to submit scientific information in support of the objectives of the Wider Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 28 February to 2 March 2012 – Recife, Brazil

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/JG/78386 (2012-001)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and other Governments; the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); regional seas conventions and action plans and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) in the western Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic region; other competent organizations and regional initiatives

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News Headlines
#84818
2011-12-29

Tuna Fisheries Must Make Short-Term Sacrifices

BERLIN, Dec 29, 2011 (Tierramérica) - For the last ten years, environmentalists and marine biologists have repeatedly warned that the world’s tuna populations, and particularly bluefin tuna, are being overfished to the verge of extinction.

News Headlines
#84822
2011-12-29

"Rapier Wielding" Shark Among New Species Found in 2011

Four new sharks—including a "rapier wielding" sawshark—are among 140 new species discovered by California Academy of Sciences researchers in 2011, the institution announced in December.

News Headlines
#84826
2011-12-29

Tsunami Debris

Anything that goes into the ocean will eventually either sink or float. Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan in March could reach the United States as early as this winter, according to predictions by NOAA scientists.

News Headlines
#84830
2011-12-29

China moves to protect Bohai Bay

BEIJING: China plans to enforce strict measures to prevent damage from the offshore oil drilling to the fragile ecosystem of the Bohai Bay.

News Headlines
#84582
2011-12-16

'The whalers have won absolutely everything': veteran activist

Biologist Roger Payne played a key role in helping end the wholesale slaughter of whales. In this interview, he talks about the threats they continue to face

News Headlines
#84545
2011-12-15

Elephant Seal Travels 18,000 Miles

ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2011) — A team of WCS conservationists has reported that a young male elephant seal tracked for the past year swam an astonishing 18,000 miles -- the equivalent of New York to Sydney, Australia -- and back again.

News Headlines
#84568
2011-12-15

Australia joins four-nation stand on whaling

The governments of Australia, the United States, New Zealand and the Netherlands have released a joint statement saying they are "disappointed" over the start of Japan's annual whale hunt off Antarctica.

CBD
Meeting
#4934
News Headlines
#84308
2011-12-06

Marine Predators in Trouble

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2011) — Iconic marine predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins are becoming increasingly rare under current fishing trends, say University of British Columbia researchers.

News Headlines
#84335
2011-12-06

Oceans' deepest depth re-measured

The Mariana Trench in the western Pacific runs for about 2,500km and extends down to 10,994m.

Meeting Document
#84257
2011-12-03

UNEP/CBD/JEM.BC-SF/1/3

Compilation of the Scientific Information on the Impacts on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity of Pelagic Fisheries of Lower Trophic Levels

Meeting Document
#84256
2011-12-02

UNEP/CBD/JEM.BC-SF/1/2

Background Study to Review the Extent to Which Biodiversity Concerns Are Addressed in Existing Assessments

News Headlines
#84227
2011-12-02

Yeti crab grows its own food

In the deep ocean off the coast of Costa Rica, scientists have found a species of crab that cultivates gardens of bacteria on its claws, then eats them.

News Headlines
#84247
2011-12-02

Pressure on Japan to review whaling

Citizens groups and non-governmental organisations urged the government on Friday to implement a fundamental review of whaling as the Japanese fleet was expected to leave soon for this year's hunt in the Southern Ocean.

News Headlines
#84165
2011-11-30

Chilean Wind Farm Faces Turbulence Over Whales

The great blue whale, seen here near Chiloé, Chile, depends on the abundant krill off the coast. Strong air currents are also abundant here, setting up a battle between developers of a planned wind farm and those concerned about its impact on the sea.

News Headlines
#84085
2011-11-28

Piece of Great Barrier Reef put on ice in frozen zoo

Frozen sperm and IVF embryonic cells from two species of coral that spawned in Queensland this month have been brought to NSW in an ambitious project to protect corals - that are threatened by pollution, warm water, and ocean acidification - from extinction.

News Headlines
#83994
2011-11-24

'Alarming Decline' in European Aquatic Life

Biodiversity in Europe's lakes and rivers is shrinking. Pollution, overfishing, habitat loss and the introduction of invasive species threaten a large number of fish, mollusks, snails and plants, according to a new European Commission report. The situation for animals on land isn't much better.

News Headlines
#83930
2011-11-22

Seahorses under stress

With about 25 million seahorses sold each year, global consumption of seahorses is massive.

News Headlines
#83951
2011-11-22

Massive Oyster Die-offs Show Ocean Acidification has Arrived

The acidification of the world's oceans from an excess of CO2 emissions has already begun, as evidenced recently by the widespread mortality of oyster larvae in the Pacific Northwest. Scientists say this is just a harbinger of things to come if greenhouse gas emissions continue to soar.

News Headlines
#83859
2011-11-18

No sow’s ear

A species of crustacean makes silk underwater

News Headlines
#83868
2011-11-18

Shocking footage reveals tuna industry's slaughter of marine life – video

New video footage captured by a tuna industry whistleblower has been released by Greenpeace, which reveals the routine slaughter of other marine species, including whale sharks, rays and whales.

Notification
#1823
2011-11-17

Selected Experts for the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery, 7 – 9 December 2011, Bergen, Norway

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JLe/rg/78184 (2011-221)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; FAO, UNEP, IUCN-CEM-FEG; RFMOs; relevant organizations

In notification number 2011-180, dated 23 September 2011, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity invited Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to nominate experts to participate in the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fish ...

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News Headlines
#83743
2011-11-16

Antarctic king crabs warming up to invade continental shelf, threatening unique marine community

Dangerous and disruptive king crabs lurk in a deep pocket of the Antarctic continental shelf, clamoring to escape their cold-water prison to reach and permanently change the shallower, prehistoric paradise above.

Meeting Document
#83720
2011-11-15

UNEP/CBD/RW/EBSA/WSPAC/1/2

Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe EBSAs in the Western South Pacific Region

News Headlines
#83690
2011-11-15

Covert Creatures: The Clandestine Lives of Seahorses

Seahorses are strange looking creatures, with a horse’s head on top of a kangaroo’s pouched belly, bulging, swiveling chameleon eyes, a prehensile monkey tail, color-changing armor and a royal crown, all shrunk down to the size of a chess piece. To marine biologist Helen Scales, these elusive cr ...

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