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Purple monsters may herald spike in jellyfish activity

Could Australia have had schools of mysterious, technicolour purple jellyfish swimming off its shores all along without anybody noticing?

Meeting Document


Report of the Mediterranean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

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African Countries Urged to Protect Ocean Resources

African governments must show more commitment to the conservation of their water resources in order to protect and preserve their contribution to future generations.

Meeting Document


Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Draft Summary Report on the Description of Areas Meeting the Scientific Criteria for Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

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Surviving storms: Coral reefs are critical for risk reduction and adaptation

Stronger storms, rising seas, and flooding are placing hundreds of millions people at risk around the world, and big part of the solution to decrease those risks is just off shore.

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Forecast possible for Irukandji box jellyfish blooms

Researchers from Australia say that monitoring changes in ocean winds can help to establish where and when Irukandji jellyfish will strike.

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Mangroves Could Be Savior of Guyana’s Shrinking Coastline

GEORGETOWN, May 14 2014 (IPS) - Agriculture has always played an important role in the socioeconomic development of Guyana, the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state that straddles South America.

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Help for Kelp—Seaweed Slashers See Harvesting Cuts Coming

A new global certification program aims to protect from overfishing wild seaweeds, which serve not only as a crop but a habitat for hundreds of other ocean species

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CBD Expert Workshop to Provide Consolidated Practical Guidance and a Toolkit for Marine Spatial Planning, 9 to 11 September 2014 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JMQ/83496 (2014-068)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; United Nations specialized agencies, including UNEP, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and International Maritime Organization; the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-STAP); regional organizations, including Large Marine Ecosystem programmes; other relevant organizations; and indigenous and local communities

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Systematic Review on the Impacts of Ocean Acidification and Proposal to Update the Specific Workplan on Coral Bleaching

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Super squid surfaces in Antarctic

A colossal squid has been caught in Antarctic waters, the first example of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni retrieved virtually intact from the surface of the ocean.

Meeting Document


Progress Report on Addressing Impacts of Underwater Noise and Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Meeting Document


Progress Report on Describing Areas Meeting the Criteria for Ecologically and Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Meeting Document


An Updated Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity

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Crabs killing Northeast saltmarshes, study confirms

Ample new evidence has been provided that the reason coastal saltmarshes are dying from Long Island to Cape Cod is that hungry crabs, left unchecked by a lack of predators, are eating the cordgrass.

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Drop in population of Gulf of Maine baby lobsters puzzles scientists

(Reuters) - The number of baby lobsters in the Gulf of Maine has dropped by half since 2007, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists as the population of adult lobsters remains near a record high, contributing to robust catches.

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CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats, 2 to 4 December 2014 - Baltimore, United States of America

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JG/83469 (2014-059)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; relevant organizations; and indigenous and local communities

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Meeting Document


Report of the Expert Workshop on Underwater Noise and Its Impacts on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

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Great Barrier Reef safer with success of starfish cull

The government has said it is making good progress in culling coral-eating starfish that have been blamed for munching through much of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Declining catch rates in Caribbean Nicaragua green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists.

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Ocean Acidification robs reef fish of their fear of predators

Research on the behavior of coral reef fish at naturally-occurring carbon dioxide seeps in Milne Bay in eastern Papua New Guinea has shown that continuous exposure to increased levels of carbon dioxide dramatically alters the way fish respond to predators.

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Raiding the underwater medicine cabinet: the EU’s €9.5M venture into the sea

As resistance to traditional antibiotics reaches crisis levels, scientists are poised to forage in hard-to-reach sea trenches for new antimicrobials and novel compounds that could provide the basis of new drugs

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Collateral damage: new findings shed light on the full impact of commercial fishing

Aside from reducing the populations of the species sought for capture, commercial fisheries are also killing thousands of non-target creatures such as sharks, albatross, and sea turtles, collectively referred to as “bycatch.”

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'Do not kill sharks': Australian survey result undermines world's biggest cull

As western state slaughters sharks for perceived threat, Sydney Aquarium visitor survey finds 87% saying the predators should not be killed, and 69% backing human safety through education

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High Biodiversity of Mozambique Channel Coral Reefs Need Protection, Study Says

The coral reefs of the Mozambique Channel are a hotspot for biodiversity and the leading candidate for a prioritized conservation effort, according to a new study.

Meeting Document


Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe Areas Meeting the Scientific Criteria for Ebsas in the Mediterranean Region

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Court partially stops Japan's 'scientific' whaling, but Pacific harvests to continue

Japan has harvested thousands of whales in North Pacific and Antarctic waters since the implementation of a global ban on whaling, eliciting harsh criticism from the international community.

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At UN, countries to consider need for global instrument to protect marine biodiversity

2 April 2014 – United Nations Member States have begun a series of meetings in New York to discuss the need for an international instrument that would regulate the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond countries’ national jurisdiction.

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Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is ten times worse than a century ago

The Baltic Sea is suffering from a lack of oxygen. Poor oxygen conditions on the seabed are killing animals and plants, and experts are now sounding the alarm -- releasing fewer nutrients into the Baltic Sea is absolutely necessary.

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Japan ordered to stop Antarctic 'scientific' whaling

Japan's scientific whaling programme in the Antarctic is not "for purposes of scientific research", and therefore must stop. That is the ruling by the International Court of Justice, the highest United Nations court, today in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Meeting Document


Data to Inform the Mediterranean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

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Palau's plans to ban commercial fishing could set precedent for tuna industry

The Pacific nation wants to conserve fish for its economy and marine reserves. How will this impact the fishing industry?

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Europe means business reeling in pirate fisheries

The European Union, the world's biggest seafood importer, has banned fish from three countries because they do not police their fisheries. The 28 EU fisheries ministers decreed in Brussels this week that EU vessels may no longer fish off Belize, Cambodia or Guinea, and the EU may not import thos ...


World Water Day

22 March 2014

Meeting Document


Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe Areas Meeting the Scientific Criteria for EBSAs in the North-West Atlantic Region

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Plankton make scents for seabirds and a cooler planet

The top predators of the Southern Ocean, far-ranging seabirds, are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation through a mutual relationship with phytoplankton, according to newly published work from the University of California, Davis.

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Tidal wave of ocean data leaves scientists swamped

A lack of data curators and managers capable of cleaning up observational measurements, particularly in less developed nations, is limiting the scale and scope of ocean research, researchers have said on the sidelines of an oceans science meeting.


Request for information on the impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JMQ/83342 (2014-042)
To: CBD Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal points; relevant organizations, including the Convention on Migratory Species; and indigenous and local communities

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Data to Inform the North-West Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

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Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle

Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste.

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Satellites track turtle 'lost years'

Tiny satellite tags have tracked months-old animals in the uncertain period when they leave US coastal waters and head out into the wider Atlantic Ocean.

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