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#94421
2013-06-27

Australia-Japan whaling case in international court

Public hearings are under way in The Hague as Australia and Japan take their fight over whaling to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Meeting Document
#94414
2013-06-26

UNEP/CBD/RW/EBSA/SIO/1/4

Report of the Southern Indian Ocean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#94392
2013-06-26

Mabini waters identified as stony coral diversity hotspot

A new study showed that of the 72 known genera of Scleractinian or "stony" corals identified in the Philippines, about 46 of them can be found in the waters of Mabini, Compostela Valley.

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#94374
2013-06-25

Sea-bed Mining – Riches Or Regrets?

Pacific islands are set to become the global frontier for a new industry—the mining of minerals from the seabed.

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#94375
2013-06-25

Migrating Animals Add New Depth to How the Ocean 'Breathes'

June 24, 2013 — The oxygen content of the ocean may be subject to frequent ups and downs in a very literal sense -- that is, in the form of the numerous sea creatures that dine near the surface at night then submerge into the safety of deeper, darker waters at daybreak.

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#94317
2013-06-19

'Hoff' yeti crab hitched ride on ocean super-highway

A hairy crab named after David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "super-highway" to cross from the Pacific to the Atlantic millions of years ago.

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#94319
2013-06-19

Iceland resumes fin whale hunting after two-year break

Undercover pictures taken by Greenpeace show a harpooned whale being cut up for meat likely to be exported to Japan

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#94291
2013-06-18

Pesticides Significantly Reduce Biodiversity in Aquatic Environments

The pesticides, many of which are currently used in Europe and Australia, are responsible for reducing the regional diversity of invertebrates in streams and rivers by up to 42 percent, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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#94303
2013-06-18

UN challenges Australia to protect Great Barrier Reef

World Heritage Committee says reef will be listed as threatened ecosystem unless government takes steps to protect it

News Headlines
#94304
2013-06-18

Underwater Springs Reveal How Coral Reefs Respond to Ocean Acidification

June 17, 2013 — Ocean acidification due to rising carbon dioxide levels will reduce the density of coral skeletons, making coral reefs more vulnerable to disruption and erosion, according to a new study of corals growing where submarine springs naturally lower the pH of seawater.

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#94283
2013-06-17

Great Barrier Reef on the brink as politicians bicker

Environment minister Tony Burke says the government has done its best to stop downgrading of UN heritage status

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#94229
2013-06-13

Cod comeback as North Sea stocks start to recover

Call it a cod comeback, or at least the beginnings of one. The fish has been so over-exploited that eco-conscious consumers avoid it, but North Sea stocks are now rising.

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#94232
2013-06-13

Assessing Barbuda’s Ecosystems – What’s under the water?

Before making changes to ocean management, it helps to know something about the status of living creatures and ecosystems you’re trying to use sustainably.

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#94234
2013-06-13

Rapid Adaptation Is Purple Sea Urchins' Weapon Against Ocean Acidification

June 12, 2013 — In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea creatures as the carbon content of the ocean increases.

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#94211
2013-06-12

Good for Business and Good for the Ocean

On June 8, people from around the world take a moment to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the oceans on World Oceans Day. It tends to be a day crowded with announcements from every ocean advocacy organization, which is both exciting and a bit dizzying – it’s easy for important individual mess ...

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#94216
2013-06-12

Ocean acidification pushing young oysters into 'death race'

Scientists have long known that ocean acidification is leading to a decline in Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the U.S.'s Pacific Northwest region, but a new study in the American Geophysical Union shows exactly how the change is undercutting populations of these economically-important mol ...

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#94217
2013-06-12

Poisonous jellyfish on the rise in the Mediterranean

Scientists across the Mediterranean say a surge in the number of jellyfish this year threatens not just the biodiversity of one of the world's most overfished seas but also the health of tens of thousands of summer tourists.

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#94219
2013-06-12

Zanzibar’s Encroaching Ocean Means Less Water

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania, Jun 12 2013 (IPS) - Khadija Komboani’s nearest well is filled with salt water thanks to the rising sea around Tanzania’s Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.

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#94181
2013-06-11

Sea of miracles: industrial uses for ocean biodiversity

The seafloor is our planet’s most biodiverse realm. It is in the sea that life on earth began over 3.5 billion years ago. It is in the sea where 34 of the 36 known phyla of animals remain to this day, 15 of which are exclusive to the world’s oceans. And it is in the sea where myriad opportunitie ...

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#94202
2013-06-11

The Future of the Pacific Ocean Hangs in the Balance

SYDNEY, Jun 8 2013 (IPS) - The immense scale of the Pacific Ocean, at 165 million square kilometres, inspires awe and fascination, but for those who inhabit the 22 Pacific island countries and territories, it is the very source of life. Without it, livelihoods and economies would collapse, hunge ...

Meeting Document
#94178
2013-06-10

UNEP/CBD/RW/EBSA/ETTP/1/4

Report of the Eastern Tropical and Temperate Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

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#94164
2013-06-10

Pacific Ocean's survival at tipping point

SYDNEY - The immense scale of the Pacific Ocean at 165 million square kilometers inspires awe and fascination, but for those who inhabit the 22 Pacific island countries and territories, it is the very source of life.

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#94165
2013-06-10

Coral Fights Back Gradually From Ocean Heating

LONDON – Marine biologists’ worst fears seem to be confirmed: coral colonies take a long time to recover from catastrophic climate events.

News Headlines
#94166
2013-06-10

New study identifies the world’s most dangerous oceans

According to a newly published study carried out by scientists from Southampton Solent University for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the planet’s most perilous oceans with the most accidents between 1999 and 2011 are the South China Seas and East Indies, the East Mediterranean and Black Sea, and ...

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#94167
2013-06-10

Sustaining Our Oceans for Future Economic Growth

The oceans are some of the world’s most vital and productive natural resources, impacting our food supply, climate, biodiversity and global economy.

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#94156
2013-06-07

Divers volunteer on coral restoration in Florida Keys

Ken Nedimyer likes to say that he breathes new life into coral reefs. Ken Nedimyer likes to say that he breathes new life into coral reefs.

News Headlines
#94080
2013-06-04

Jellyfish surge in Mediterranean threatens biodiversity

Scientists across the Mediterranean say a surge in the number of jellyfish this year threatens not just the biodiversity of one of the world’s most overfished seas but also the health of tens of thousands of summer tourists.

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#94099
2013-06-04

The Jewels of the Ocean: Two New Species and a New Genus of Octocorals from the Pacific

The flora and fauna of the American west coast is generally believed to be well explored and studied. However, a new study and a taxonomic assessment of the octocorals from the north eastern Pacific Ocean proves such assumptions wrong, with two new beautiful and colourful species of soft corals ...

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#94035
2013-06-03

The Changing Sea: Squid Will Be Vulnerable to Ocean Acidification

I was in sixth grade, and I needed to do a science-fair project. I was worried about the environment even then — unseasonably warm winter days used to send me into paroxysms of anxiety — and given that the year was 1990, the environmental issue to be worried about was acid rain.

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#94038
2013-06-03

Fishing nets damaging corals

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) is currently working to establish a Marine Protected Area to further conserve and safeguard the coral reefs and marine life in the Sultanate. The project is expected to be launched this year, Borneo Bulletin reported.

News Headlines
#94019
2013-05-31

Starfish threatens famed Philippine coral reefs

A coral-killing starfish has begun infesting a channel of water in the Philippines famed for having some of the most diverse marine life in the world, the government said Friday.

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#93967
2013-05-28

Reefs of worth

HIDDEN from view beneath the waves, coral reefs and their benefits to man are often ignored. Yet, they are highly productive ecosystems that provide numerous services, including fisheries, recreation, tourism and coastal protection.

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#93906
2013-05-24

Marine forecasting on the horizon for Indian Ocean Rim.

Nearly all of the member countries of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) will attend the week-long workshop to further cooperation and understanding on international ocean forecasting capabilities and needs in the Indian Ocean.

News Headlines
#93888
2013-05-23

World's largest undersea methane seep harbors variety of life

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've discovered what may be the world's largest methane seep on the ocean floor, where life thrives under extreme conditions.

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#93808
2013-05-22

Abundance and Distribution of Hawaiian Coral Species Predicted by Model

May 21, 2013 — Researchers from the University of Hawaii -- Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) developed species distribution models of the six dominant Hawaiian coral species around the main Hawaiian Islands including two species currently under consideration a ...

News Headlines
#93822
2013-05-22

Coral reef spread 'ruled' by volcanoes

The Earth's ever-shifting geology is affecting the diversity of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans, a new study shows.

News Headlines
#93767
2013-05-21

Many species of waterbirds thrive along the Seberang Prai and Kedah coastlines

SPOTTING a spoon-billed sandpiper was not on the agenda, but it happened. The first sighting in nine years in Penang, one might argue that only someone as bird-crazy as David Bakewell, an environmental consultant and avid birdwatcher, could have spotted it.

News Headlines
#93772
2013-05-21

Blue whales making comeback in New Zealand waters

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, May 20 (UPI) -- Blue whales, the world's largest animal almost hunted to extinction in the 19th Century, are making a comeback in waters off New Zealand, scientists say.

News Headlines
#93715
2013-05-16

Gender-bending fish share their secrets

When David Booth spotted his first seadragon he thought the colourful 40 centimetre-long fish looked like an intergalactic hybrid: half alien, half animated seaweed. "They are amazing things," the marine ecologist says.

News Headlines
#93693
2013-05-15

Industrialized fishing has forced seabirds to change what they eat

The bleached bones of seabirds are telling us a new story about the far-reaching impacts of industrial fisheries on today's oceans.

News Headlines
#93662
2013-05-14

First grey whale spotted south of the equator

Namibia sighting suggests much-hunted whales are regaining ancient migratory routes, or may be down to climate disruption

News Headlines
#93644
2013-05-13

Great Barrier Reef is at risk even if it doesn't make Unesco's danger list

UN World Heritage Committee to rule on whether fossil fuel industry threatens Australia's reef, but its coral is already in peril

News Headlines
#93610
2013-05-10

Scientists discover that marine animals disperse seagrass

Lesser known than coral reefs, marine seagrass ecosystems are rich in biodiversity and are powerhouses when it comes to sequestering carbon dioxide.

News Headlines
#93585
2013-05-09

Deep Sea DNA Discovered From Fossils Of Ancient Single-Celled Creatures.

In the middle of the South Atlantic, there's a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even much plankton. But researchers report that they've found buried treasure under the empty waters: ancient DNA hidden in the muck of the sea floor, which lies 5000 meters below ...

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#93586
2013-05-09

Expedition finds biodiversity around undersea mountain

Rio de Janeiro: A group of scientists aboard a submarine capable of diving to depths of 6,500 meters discovered an "oasis" of biodiversity around the South Atlantic's largest undersea mountain, located off the coast of Brazil.

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#93594
2013-05-09

Overfishing threatens quarter of key grouper species

A quarter of grouper fish species face extinction or are near threatened because of overfishing and poor management of coral reef fisheries, and a further 30 per cent are so understudied there is not enough data to assess how threatened they are, according to a study.

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