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#89729
2012-08-10

Marine species' deaths caused by UVB increases

Increased ultraviolet radiation has caused a sharp rise in the deaths of marine species, scientists have found. An international team gathered information from previous studies looking at the effects of ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation on marine life.

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#89716
2012-08-09

More Scottish jellyfish as temperatures rise

There has been an increase in sightings of jellyfish in Scottish waters in the past few weeks.

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#89652
2012-08-03

Gray whale 'baby boom' reported

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A baby boom of gray whales is apparently under way along Alaska's coast and off Southern California, marine researchers say.

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#89613
2012-08-02

Hope for local fish species on the brink of extinction

India: Fish farms in the district have started breeding the indigenous mangur (clareous batracus) and singhi in ponds and other water bodies to save them from extinction. The farms run by the state fisheries department have succeeded in effecting induced breeding of the two varieties which were ...

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#89620
2012-08-02

Réunion Island revokes order to hunt sharks

Mayor forced to withdraw decision to pay fishermen to kill sharks after fatal attack because it contravenes French law

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#89593
2012-08-01

Coral reef thriving in sediment-laden waters

Rapid rates of coral reef growth have been identified in sediment-laden marine environments, conditions previously believed to be detrimental to reef growth.

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#89597
2012-08-01

Critically Endangered Whales Sing Like Birds; New Recordings Hint at Rebound

ScienceDaily (July 31, 2012) — When a University of Washington researcher listened to the audio picked up by a recording device that spent a year in the icy waters off the east coast of Greenland, she was stunned at what she heard: whales singing a remarkable variety of songs nearly constantly f ...

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#89605
2012-08-01

First skin cancer found in wild fish

THE local fishermen call them the Rambo fish: their scarred, blackened skin makes them look as if they have survived wars. In fact, these are the first wild fish known to have skin cancer.

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#89585
2012-07-31

Pacific Coral Triangle 'at risk of collapse'

[MANILA] The Coral Triangle, a roughly triangular marine zone in the Indo-Pacific region that is considered to have the world's richest concentration of marine biodiversity, is facing potential ecological collapse due to heavy pressure inflicted by human activities, according to a new report.

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#89588
2012-07-31

Caffeinated Seas Found off U.S. Pacific Northwest

The discovery of caffeine pollution in the Pacific Ocean off Oregon is further evidence that contaminants in human waste are entering natural water systems, with unknown consequences for wildlife and humans alike, experts say.

Meeting Document
#89557
2012-07-30

UNEP/CBD/RW/EBSA/SIO/1/3/REV2

Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe EBSAs in the Southern Indian Ocean Region

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#89565
2012-07-30

Divided dolphin societies merge 'for first time'

A unique social division among a population of bottlenose dolphins in Australia's Moreton Bay has ended, according to a new study.

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#89578
2012-07-30

New flu virus found in seals concerns scientists

Scientists in the United States have identified a new strain of influenza in harbour seals that could potentially impact human and animal health.

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#89542
2012-07-27

Two new areas of marine protection along NI coastline

wo new areas of marine protection off the coastline of Northern Ireland have been announced.The Special Areas of Conservation include the sea and seabed surrounding the Maidens Islands off Larne and those adjacent to the Portrush Skerries and Giant's Causeway.

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#89520
2012-07-26

Voracious Lionfish on Caribbean’s Menu

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Jul 25 2012 (IPS) - In a case of “if you can’t beat them, eat them,” Caribbean countries have embarked on a new strategy to deal with the invasive lionfish, whose voracious appetite is wiping out fish stocks from Bermuda to Barbados in what scientists believe to be the worst ...

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#89477
2012-07-25

Heat waves seen as marine life problem, too

PERTH, Australia, July 24 (UPI) -- Heat waves, likely to become common with climate change, aren't just a problem for humans; they can reshape entire marine ecosystems, Australian scientists say.

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#89479
2012-07-25

Mangroves can trap toxic heavy metals, says study

Researchers in New Caledonia have discovered that mangrove forests act as useful filters for toxic heavy metals, preventing these pollutants from contaminating the islands' waterways.

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#89483
2012-07-25

Scientists Discover New Threats to Corals

CAIRNS, Australia, Jul 24 2012 (IPS) - Most corals thrive only in shallow waters, where there is enough light for them to grow. But the rapid rise in sea level, due to the melting of polar ice, is making these conditions increasingly scarce.

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#89484
2012-07-25

Sea Turtles Trapped by Sudden Drop in Temperature in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Jul 24 2012 (IPS) - A record number of sea turtles are turning up on Uruguayan beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Río de la Plata this Southern hemisphere winter, suffering from cold shock and hypothermia.

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#89473
2012-07-24

Sperm bank could save world's coral reefs

HONOLULU, July 24 (UPI) -- A sperm bank for corals, gathered from reefs in Hawaii, the Caribbean and Australia, could someday restore and rebuild damaged reefs, researchers say.

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#89447
2012-07-23

British basking sharks in comeback

EXETER, England, July 23 (UPI) -- The number of basking sharks seen in Britain's marine waters appears be increasing since they were protected under U.K. legislation in 1998, researchers say.

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#89371
2012-07-20

Fish virus found in Canadian waters

VICTORIA, British Columbia, July 19 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers have reported detecting a potentially deadly virus, found in some European salmon farms, in freshwater sport fish in British Columbia.

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#89376
2012-07-20

Alien species play havoc with fish

Researchers in Italy suggest that one of the main limits of spatially explicit forms of marine conservation, such as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), is that they cannot protect areas from major threats, including coastal modifications and changes in hydrodynamic and sedimentary regimes, as well a ...

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#89377
2012-07-20

EU proposes laws to protect deep-sea fish species

BRUSSELS, July 19 (Reuters) - Ancient, little-known species of fish, living deep in Atlantic waters, could gain protection from EU proposals published on Thursday to phase out certain kinds of deep-water fishing.

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#89317
2012-07-19

Perfect storm hit Gulf of Mexico dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico were hit by a triple whammy of events, leading to an unusually high death rate in early 2011, a paper published in PLoS ONE suggests1.

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#89319
2012-07-19

Great Barrier Reef at a Crossroads

CAIRNS, Australia, Jul 18 2012 (IPS) - The world’s largest and best protected coral reef will be doomed by Australia’s unprecedented scale of planned coal and gas development, experts say.

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#89288
2012-07-18

Over 500 dead penguins wash up in Brazil, cause under investigation

In recent weeks, 512 Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) have washed up dead in Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

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#89289
2012-07-18

Pacific Coastal Fisheries in Dire Need of Protection

PORT MORESBY, Jul 16 2012 (IPS) - Coastal fisheries in Papua New Guinea, used primarily by local subsistence fisher folk, will face increasing pressure from climate change, compounding the twin problems of population growth and overfishing.

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#89254
2012-07-17

China third country to be hit by ‘brown tide’

The species of alga that causes 'brown tides' in the United States and South Africa is also to blame for massive blooms along China’s east coast on the Bohai Sea, researchers have found.

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#89238
2012-07-16

$292 billion: the cost of fixing global fisheries

Research led by UBC experts says stocks would rebound if subsidies were dramatically reduced

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#89239
2012-07-16

How to Make Global Fisheries Worth Five Times Mo

ScienceDaily (July 13, 2012) — Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published July 13 in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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#89243
2012-07-16

Local Control Revives Depleted Fisheries

CAIRNS, Australia, Jul 13 2012 (IPS) - It takes a village to protect a reef and sustain a local fishery, more than two decades of experience now shows.

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#89218
2012-07-13

Chemical confuses, threatens breeding fish

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 12 (UPI) -- A chemical used in plastics is causing fish to court members of other species, resulting in interbreeding and loss of biodiversity, U.S. researchers say.

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#89199
2012-07-12

South Korea may reconsider scientific whaling plans

South Korea has said it may reverse a controversial plan to resume whaling for "scientific research" if other options to study the mammals were available.

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#89206
2012-07-12

No-take areas benefit fisheries

The first conclusive evidence that no-take protected areas can help restock exploited fish populations on neighbouring reefs was presented at the International Coral Reef Symposium.

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#89186
2012-07-11

Scientists Declare State of Emergency for World’s Coral Reefs

CAIRNS, Australia, Jul 10 2012 (IPS) - Coral reef scientists urged local and national governments to take action to save the world’s coral reefs and said they’d be “on call 24/7″ to assist politicians and officials.

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#89158
2012-07-09

Call for UN debate rejected as whaling talks end

A bid to take whale conservation to the UN General Assembly failed at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) after criticism from hunting nations.

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#89141
2012-07-06

Increased Growth Responsible for Color Changes in Coral Reefs

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2012) — Research from the University of Southampton and National Oceanography, Southampton has provided new insight into the basic immune response and repair mechanisms of corals to disease and changing environmental conditions.

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#89146
2012-07-06

Asian nations want to sink South Korea whale hunt plan

(Reuters) - South Korea's proposal to resume whaling for scientific research has angered other Asian countries and conservationists who said the practice would skirt a global ban on whale hunting.

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#89121
2012-07-05

Global water estimates 'uncertain'

[RIO DE JANEIRO] Great uncertainty exists regarding estimates of the global water budget (the amount of water involved in the hydrological cycle every year) because of discrepancies between global atmosphere and ocean models, and direct observations, a study has found.

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#89135
2012-07-05

Whales to gain Panama Canal traffic protection

Shipping lanes into and out of the Panama Canal are likely to be constrained in order to protect whales.

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#89105
2012-07-04

South Korea unveils 'scientific' whaling proposal

South Korea is proposing to hunt whales under regulations permitting scientific research whaling, echoing the programmes of its neighbour, Japan.

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#89024
2012-06-29

British fishing crews welcome discard ban

The EU says it is committed to ending overfishing. DW visited a thriving fishing community in Cornwall where new regulations on fishing practices are being seen as a way to safeguard the future.

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#89018
2012-06-28

Economic boom in coastal areas harms vulnerable wetlands

China's coastal wetlands, especially mudflats, continue to diminish at astonishing speed as coastal-based economies boom.

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#88887
2012-06-22

Slowest Greenland sharks hunts sleeping prey

Researchers have measured the swimming speed of the ocean's slowest shark.

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