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#96364
2013-11-14

Longline fisheries in Costa Rica hook tens of thousands of sea turtles every year

Hundreds of kilometers of commercial fishing lines slither along coastal waters in Costa Rica, hooking thousands of mahi-mahi and many other marketable fish.

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#96342
2013-11-13

Amateur divers share species data through GBIF

Species observations from thousands of scuba divers all over the world are now freely accessible via the GBIF portal.

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#96321
2013-11-12

Marine Biology: Feast and Famine On the Abyssal Plain

Nov. 11, 2013 — Animals living on the abyssal plains, miles below the ocean surface, don't usually get much to eat.

News Headlines
#96313
2013-11-11

Killer virus found in migrating dolphins identified in whales, too

KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A measles-like virus killing dolphins along the U.S. east coast has reached Florida and is now infecting whales as well, wildlife experts say.

Notification
#2103
2013-11-11
Action by
2013-12-15

CBD Expert Workshop on Underwater Noise and its Impacts on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, 25 to 27 February 2014 – International Maritime Organization Headquarters, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/82877 (2013-101)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; International Maritime Organization; Convention on Migratory Species; International Whaling Commission; indigenous and local communities; and other relevant organizations

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#96283
2013-11-08

Report says Canada at risk of losing world-leader status on ocean science

VANCOUVER -- Canada is a global steward of the seas with the longest coastline in the world stretched along three oceans, but that role is at risk, says a new report.

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#96214
2013-11-05

Starfish wasting disease baffles US scientists

Deadly disease ravages sea creatures in record numbers along west coast of US from south-east Alaska to Orange County

News Headlines
#96164
2013-10-31

Bottom-Feeding Behavior of Humpback Whales Confirmed

Oct. 30, 2013 — Humpback whales are known for the complexity of their feeding techniques, which include "trapping" krill and other prey within bubble nets they produce and gulping up to two-thirds their weight in prey-laden water.

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#96172
2013-10-31

Japan's coastal hunts for small cetaceans not sustainable, says report

Pursuit of whale, dolphin and porpoise species should be phased out, says Environmental Investigation Agency

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#96156
2013-10-30

Oarfish’s misfortune is scientists’ boon

The US media reported gleefully this month that two real-life sea monsters had hit the beaches of southern California. But the two huge — and dead — giant oarfish have prompted an equally delighted reaction among the world’s ichthyologists, who are keen to know more about these little-studied an ...

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#96130
2013-10-29

Conflict of interest threatens Great Barrier Reef

Australia's most loved environmental asset, the Great Barrier Reef, has faced many threats over the years. Everything from marine pollution to predatory starfish have endangered the world heritage listed site. Now massive port development s and dredging are fuelling concerns and UNESCO is consid ...

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#96136
2013-10-29

Wageningen UR announces researchers back from Saba Bank expedition

From 19-27 October 2013, IMARES Wageningen UR, organised a research expedition to the Saba Bank, to investigate the ecological functioning of the Bank. Thirty-three 50m long transects resulted in more than 2000 images of the reef, and over 5000 fish counts of almost 100 fish species.

News Headlines
#96115
2013-10-28

Mangroves Help Guyana Defend Against Changing Climate

VICTORIA, Guyana, Oct 26 2013 (IPS) - Theola Fortune can recall how residents of Victoria would ridicule her and others every time they went into the east coast village to warn residents about the importance of mangroves and the need to protect them.

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#96120
2013-10-28

Fishing ban to protect Antarctic seas?

The Antarctic is one of earth's last wildernesses, yet its seas are under increasing pressure from commercial activity and climate change. A meeting in Hobart could provide long-term protection for the Southern Ocean.

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#96078
2013-10-25

Coral Itself May Play Important Role in Regulating Local Climate: Coral Chemicals Protect Against Warming Oceans

Oct. 23, 2013 — A new article reveals coral animals produce the 'smell of the ocean' -- influencing cloud formation and protecting themselves against rising seawater temperatures.

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#96082
2013-10-25

Hypoxia Issues in the Gulf of Mexico

Oct. 24, 2013 — The Mississippi River Basin is home to much of the United States' fertile crop land. Though we need our food and energy crops, their production has led to an increase in the levels of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus in our water sources

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#96071
2013-10-24

'Overfishing is a problem across the EU'

The European Parliament has voted against new subsidies for the fishing industry, opting to deliver funds to conservation research and the protection of fish stocks instead. Nina Wolf from OCEAN2012 is happy at the news.

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#96027
2013-10-22

Cuba’s Mangroves Dying of Thirst

SURGIDERO DE BATABANÓ, Cuba, Oct 22 2013 (IPS) - In the 1960s, the Cuban government declared that storage of fresh water for times of drought or hurricanes was a matter of national security, and it began to dam up the country’s rivers. But that policy has claimed an unforeseen victim: mangroves.

Meeting
#5296

3rd World Congress of Marine Protected Areas (IMPAC3)

21 - 26 October 2013, Marseille, France

News Headlines
#95905
2013-10-11

Sea level rise threatening health of Florida Everglades vegetation

MIAMI, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Rising sea levels are threatening freshwater plants in Florida's Everglades, researchers say, which could spell problems for the plants and animals alike.

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#95906
2013-10-11

Ocean sciences: Follow the fish

Next year, the United Nations aims to complete its first World Ocean Assessment, a process akin to the regular reporting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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#95882
2013-10-09

'Whales' and dolphins may work together

False killer whales and bottlenose dolphins in New Zealand form long-term partnerships that might help them fend off predators or find food, researchers suggest.

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#95871
2013-10-08

Operation starfish to save reef

Armed with improvised spears, the team clad in scuba gear, were submerged in the clear waters off Pigeon Island. Seeing an area where corals were destroyed, they descended like sharks that had spotted their prey. Taking aim, they speared the starfish that was the cause of the destruction.

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#95845
2013-10-07

The Coral Triangle – a new geography for a new age

The APEC Summit in Bali has gathered together an impressive selection of world leaders coming together to enhance economic collaboration around sustainable and equitable development

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#95854
2013-10-07

Sponges help coral reefs thrive in ocean deserts

The mystery of how coral reefs thrive in "ocean deserts" has been solved, scientists say.

Meeting Document
#95840
2013-10-05

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/17/INF/3

Progress Report on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Use of Scientific and Technical Information for Describing Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs)

News Headlines
#95821
2013-10-04

Earth’s Oceans In Greater Danger Than We Thought, Says IPSO Report

A panel of marine scientists claims that the Earth’s oceans are under an even greater threat than previously thought. The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) conducted a review on ocean degradation based on the rate, speed and impacts of climate change on the Earth’s waters. ...

News Headlines
#95806
2013-10-03

Health of oceans 'declining fast'

A review from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), warns that the oceans are facing multiple threats.

Meeting Document
#95797
2013-10-02

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/17/6

Progress Report on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Describing Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs)

News Headlines
#95786
2013-10-02

The world is changing: how do we respond?

Today we commence a month-long focus on research on sustainability and the environment. To begin, Professor Lord Martin Rees and Professor Paul Linden, respectively Chair and Director of the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment, describe how experts from across the University h ...

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#95722
2013-09-27

'Black holes' of the ocean could curb climate change

Earth has its own black holes. Swirling masses of water in the ocean are mathematically the same as the warped regions of space-time around cosmic singularities.

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#95687
2013-09-26

Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity

Teeming with species, tropical coral reefs have been long thought to be the areas of greatest biodiversity for fishes and other marine life -- and thus most deserving of resources for conservation.

News Headlines
#95694
2013-09-26

Scientists warn of ocean conservation in wrong areas

Attempts to maintain biodiversity in the world's oceans could be targeting the wrong areas, with the seas around the UK as important as coral reefs.

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#95695
2013-09-26

Environmental Threat Turned Sustainable Business for the Gulf of California

Sep. 24, 2013 — Considered a threat to the biodiversity of marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California, the cannonball jellyfish Stomolophus meleagris is intended to be exploited commercially throughout the Mexican Pacific coast where it occurs, thanks to fishing potential discovered by producer ...

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#95697
2013-09-26

New measure shifts biodiversity focus

The traditional approach to measuring biodiversity may miss important aspects of marine ecology, and be mistakenly focusing conservation efforts on tropical waters.

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#95657
2013-09-25

Deep sea ecosystem may take decades to recover from Deepwater Horizon spill

The deep­sea soft-sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010’s Deepwater Horizon well head blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely take decades to recover from the spill’s impacts, according to a scientific paper reported in the online scientific journal PLoS ...

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#95628
2013-09-24

Declining Corals May Drastically Affect Crustacean Biodiversity

With many scientists expecting climate change to have a devastating effect on the world’s coral reefs over the coming century, new research from the University of Florida indicates that crustacean populations living near rapidly declining reef habitats could be at risk.

News Headlines
#95633
2013-09-24

Collective rights 'offer hope for global fisheries'

Collective community-based rights could put the world's fisheries on a sustainable footing after decades of over-exploitation, an expert suggests.

News Headlines
#95636
2013-09-24

Fossil Record Shows Crustaceans Vulnerable as Modern Coral Reefs Decline

Sep. 23, 2013 — Many ancient crustaceans went extinct following a massive collapse of reefs across the planet, and new University of Florida research suggests modern species living in rapidly declining reef habitats may now be at risk.

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#95637
2013-09-24

President's pledge to ban commercial fishing around Pacific island nation slow to materialize

In 2010 President Anote Tong of Kiribati made a historic pledge, committing to protect the waters around his island nation in a massive marine protected area.

Notification
#2087
2013-09-23
Action by
2013-11-15

Arctic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 3 to 7 March 2014, Helsinki, Finland

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JG/82648 (2013-085)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in the Arctic region: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, United States of America; relevant Permanent Participants and Working Groups of the Arctic Council; relevant regional seas conventions and action plans; relevant regional fisheries management organizations; and other relevant regional organizations/initiatives

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#95580
2013-09-19

Trinidad Cracks Down on Destructive Shrimp Trawling

PORT OF SPAIN, Sep 18 2013 (IPS) - Dianne Christian Simmons recalls the days when she would head out with her husband on fishing expeditions in the Gulf of Paria, a 3,000-square-mile shallow inland sea between Trinidad and Tobago and the east coast of Venezuela.

News Headlines
#95582
2013-09-19

Coral reefs suffer as the relentless hunt for shark fins takes its toll

Scientists find removal of sharks from two reef systems led to a sharp decline in the number of fish that help keep coral healthy

News Headlines
#95583
2013-09-19

Nursing Indian Ocean coral reefs back to life

Coral reefs provide a home to fish and protect coasts from eroding. But, they are threatened, and have suffered from ocean warming.

News Headlines
#95544
2013-09-16

Mesoamerican Reef needs more local support, says report

From massive hotel development through the agriculture industry, humans are destroying the second largest barrier reef in the world: the Mesoamerican Reef.

News Headlines
#95527
2013-09-13

Mesoamerican Reef needs more local support, says report

From massive hotel development through the agriculture industry, humans are destroying the second largest barrier reef in the world: the Mesoamerican Reef.

Notification
#2081
2013-09-11
Action by
2013-10-11

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for East, South and South-East Asia, 9-13 December 2013, Guangzhou, China

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JG/82514 (2013-079)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points of Australia; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Indonesia; India; Japan; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor Leste; Viet Nam; regional seas conventions and action plans; regional fisheries management organizations; and other relevant regional organizations/initiatives

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