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#128164
2021-04-21

“It’s deep. It’s dark. It’s elusive.” The ocean’s twilight zone is full of wonders.

At the beginning of the dive, you’re in the ocean’s epipelagic, or sunlight zone: the shallow waters where light still penetrates and photosynthetic organisms live. But as you dive deeper and deeper, the sunlight above you fades. The ocean around you gets darker and darker, colder and colder.

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#132766
2022-01-27

“It shows there is hope.” Off Svalbard, an encounter with the largest animal that has ever lived

IT'S EARLY August and the research vessel Barba sails at 80 degrees north along the coastline of Svalbard. The endless Arctic sun lies low on the horizon, the ocean is calm, and the temperate a mild 5 degrees.

News Headlines
#135141
2022-06-30

‘White gold’: why shrimp aquaculture is a solution that caused a huge problem

In the 1980s, farmers in Bangladesh went from paddies to ponds, letting salt water flood their land. Now millions are left counting the cost

News Headlines
#133413
2022-02-22

‘They’re going to get worse and worse’: Marine heat wave persists off Sydney

When conservation ecologist Rob Harcourt went surfing off the coast of Sydney, Australia, he immediately knew the water was warmer than usual.

News Headlines
#119325
2019-01-10

‘Spineless’—What Jellyfish Can Teach Us About the Oceans’ Future

As human industry belches out more carbon dioxide, the chemistry of our oceans is changing. The resulting acidification is endangering coral reefs and the myriad creatures that depend on them. Science writer and one-time ocean researcher Juli Berwald wondered how ocean acidification affects jell ...

News Headlines
#134806
2022-06-01

‘Sea forest’ would be better name than seaweed, says UN food adviser

Seaweed could help feed the world and reduce the impact of the climate emergency, a UN adviser on food has suggested.

News Headlines
#132837
2022-02-01

‘It’s like another world’: Project to unlock secrets of ocean’s deepest trenches

The deep blue covers 70 per cent of the earth and has been a source of intrigue for centuries, swallowing ships and submarines and setting the stage for tales of mythical sea monsters or hidden cities.

News Headlines
#133171
2022-02-14

‘Every time the tide recedes, it’s a new world’: Mumbai’s marine life revealed

A hidden forest of algae sponges and hydroids photographed at low tide; a stunning night image of green button polyps under ultraviolet light; and a beautiful shot of a honeycomb moray eel stuck on a ledge on a rocky shore.

News Headlines
#132480
2022-01-13

‘Dancing through the water’: rare sighting of blanket octopus in Great Barrier Reef

Only a handful of people have spotted the dazzling blanket octopus in the wild, making it one of the rarest sights in the marine world.

News Headlines
#131300
2021-10-29

‘Apocalyptic’: dead crabs litter beaches in north-east England

An investigation is under way into why thousands of dead crabs and lobsters are washing up on the Tees estuary and neighbouring north-east beaches in recent weeks.

News Headlines
#128000
2021-04-12

‘Aphrodisiac’ of the ocean: how sea cucumbers became gold for organised crime

Overfishing and smuggling of this crucial animal are affecting biodiversity and the livelihood of local fishers in Sri Lanka.It’s after sunset in Jaffna when Anthony Vigrado dives into the waters of Palk Bay, scanning the seafloor to collect what seems to be prized treasure. What he comes back w ...

News Headlines
#121275
2019-06-12

[Commentary] Why is marine conservation still an unchartered zone?

A glance at the map of India is enough to understand how vast and wide-ranging the country’s biophysical environment is — from alpine meadows on the Himalayan slopes to coral reefs along the ocean floors.

News Headlines
#135335
2022-07-15

Young Māori divers hunt invasive crown-of-thorns starfish to save coral reefs

Every Saturday, a group of Cook Island Māori youth slide into scuba gear, grab sticks from the ironwood trees (Casuarina equisetifolia) growing along Rarotonga’s beachfront, and head to the reef surrounding the island. Their mission; to dive for invasive taramea (crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanth ...

Meeting
#4988

Yeosu Declaration Forum

12 August 2012, Yeosu, Republic of Korea

Side Event
#3197
COP 12
2014-10-09

Yellow Sea Ecoregion – The strategic collaboration for its biodiversity

The event links to the Aichi CBD Target 11. The YSESP on-the-ground activities were implemented in Muan Tidal Flat Wetland Protection Area, Korea and Yalu River Estuary Coastal Wetland Natural Reserve, China. Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) and Community Based Management (CBM) approach were app ...

News Headlines
#121688
2019-07-24

Write rules for deep-sea mining before it’s too late

The International Seabed Authority must commit the mining industry to a sustainable future.

News Headlines
#134943
2022-06-08

Worms in the seas of southern Africa: We're on a journey to setting the record straight

Polychaetes are segmented worms that live in nearly all marine habitats, from the shallow seashore or estuaries to the deep sea. They are very abundant, often making up as much as 70% of the animals found in an area. Not only are there many of them, but they are very important in contributing to ...

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#124180
2020-02-14

World’s largest subterranean fish discovered in Indian cave – and it's blind

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest known subterranean fish in a cave in northeastern India. The “troglomorphic fish” was discovered last year, according to recently released research. “The largest individual seen in the cave was in excess of 400 mm [15.8 inches] in standard length ma ...

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#129046
2021-06-03

World’s Lakes Losing Oxygen Rapidly As Planet Warms – Biodiversity and Drinking Water Quality Threatened

Oxygen levels in the world’s temperate freshwater lakes are declining rapidly — faster than in the oceans — a trend driven largely by climate change that threatens freshwater biodiversity and drinking water quality.

News Headlines
#123231
2019-12-03

World’s Crisis-Stricken Oceans Doomed to Destruction Without a Global Treaty

The greatest single climate-induced threat facing the world’s 44 small island developing states (SIDS) is rising sea waters which could obliterate some of the low-lying states, including Maldives, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Palau and Micronesia.

Meeting
#6281
Meeting
#5655

World Wetlands Day 2017: Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

2 February 2017, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5257

World Water Week: Water Cooperation – building partnerships

1 - 6 September 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

Meeting
#6285

World Water Day: "Accelerating Change"

22 March 2023, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#6071

World Water Day: "Valuing Water"

22 March 2021, Online, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5847

World Water Day 2019

22 March 2019, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5778
Meeting
#5622

World Water Day 2017: "Water and Wastewater"

22 March 2017, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5202

World Water Day

22 March 2013, Multiple Venues

Meeting
#5376

World Water Day

22 March 2014

Meeting
#5470

World Water Day

22 March 2015, Paris, France

Meeting
#6282

World Seagrass Day

1 March 2023, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5975

World Oceans Day 2020

8 June 2020, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5854

World Oceans Day 2019: "Together we can protect and restore our ocean"

8 June 2019, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5786

World Oceans Day 2018 (http://www.un.org/en/events/oceansday/)

8 June 2018, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5625

World Oceans Day 2017: "Our Oceans Our Future"

8 June 2017, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#6078

World Oceans Day

8 June 2021, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#6221

World Oceans Day

8 June 2022, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#6292

World Oceans Day

8 June 2023, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#3084
Meeting
#3297

World Ocean Week

6 - 12 November 2009, Xiamen, China

Meeting
#3255

World Ocean Conference 2009

11 - 15 May 2009, Manado, Indonesia

Meeting
#6074
Meeting
#2255

World Maritime Technology Conference

6 - 10 March 2006, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting
#5981

World Maritime Day 2020

24 September 2020, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting
#5859

World Maritime Day 2019

26 September 2019, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting
#5795

World Maritime Day 2018

28 September 2018, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting
#6087

World Maritime Day

30 September 2021, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting
#6230

World Maritime Day

30 September 2022, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting
#6300

World Maritime Day

29 September 2023, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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