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#122152
2019-09-10

Africa’s blue economy: five nations poised for growth

With a 5,500-kilometre coastline, Madagascar’s potential to benefit from a blue economy is huge. This was identified by the Malagasy government in 2015 when it determined that a clearly defined set of blue-economy principles could be the way to jumpstart economic development in the country.

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#122153
2019-09-10

Barbados, New Zealand link for ‘clean oceans’

Barbados has made two major foreign policy moves on clean oceans, joining with New Zealand in the fight against acidified oceans and climate change. Bridgetown’s request to join the New Zealand-led Ocean Acidification Working Group has been accepted, as Minister for Climate Change James Shaw wel ...

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#122165
2019-09-10

Rare pictures uncover diverse marine life at Ningaloo Reef

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have collected rare imagery revealing rich marine biodiversity at Ningaloo Reef, after deploying baited underwater cameras to analyze various fish species.

Notification
#2905
2019-09-09
Action by
2019-09-16

POSTPONEMENT—Thematic workshop on marine and coastal biodiversity for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, 13-15 November 2019 – Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SBG/JA/JMQ/88234 (2019-076)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; indigenous peoples and local communities, and relevant organizations

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#122139
2019-09-09

Towards a sustainable Blue economy: A Plan to restore the health of our oceans

Samba Lahy recalls the time when, as a young man, he used to go fishing with his parents off the coast of Tampolove, one of the fishing villages dotting the southwestern coast of Madagascar.

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#122129
2019-09-06

Stranded whales: Numbers on the rise around UK shores

The number of whales and dolphins washing up around the UK coastline has risen, according to new figures.

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#122095
2019-09-03

'They eat everything in their path': Spain's shellfish farmers turn on starfis

Galicia has agreed to a cull of the creatures, which are turning up in unusually large numbers and feasting on the region’s key export

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#122097
2019-09-03

Scientists recommend procedures for the protection of the oceans

Together with an international team, Senckenberg scientist Angelika Brandt has published an inventory of the current knowledge and discussions concerning marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).

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#122045
2019-08-29

Climate change, human activity lead to nearshore coral growth decline

Declining growth of Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System corals predicts trouble for worldwide reefs

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#122004
2019-08-27

How the herring adapted to the light environment in the Baltic Sea

An international team of scientists reports that a single amino acid change in the light-sensing rhodopsin protein played a critical role when herring adapted to the red-shifted light environment in the Baltic Sea.

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#121977
2019-08-21

Negotiating legally-binding agreement to provide future generations with a ‘healthy, resilient and productive ocean’

On Monday, the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument kicked off its third of four rounds of UN meetings toward achieving a global treaty for the oceans under the UN Convention for the Law of the Sea, known as UNCLOS.

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#121981
2019-08-21

Experts discuss food security from oceans

The world will have an additional 2 billion people to feed over the next 30 years—and doing that without decimating the planet's resources will require exploring as many options as possible.

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#121983
2019-08-21

Oceanographer reveals link between subseafloor life and global climate

University of Rhode Island oceanographer Steven D"Hondt and his collaborators have studied the microbial life that lives deep beneath the seafloor—including the rate at which it breathes and how much food it consumes—for more than 20 years, and they have made some significant discoveries.

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#121964
2019-08-20

High Seas Treaty Advances, Could Protect Last Global Common

From August 19 to 30, an intergovernmental conference will convene at the United Nations in New York to continue negotiations toward a treaty to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of the high seas—the two-thirds of the world’s ocean beyond the jurisdiction of any country.

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#121927
2019-08-16

Record seaweed blooms cut tourism, hurt beaches in Florida, Caribbean

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Record amounts of seaweed this summer have caused historic damage to beaches and cut tourism in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean, researchers and public officials say.

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#121903
2019-08-15

Marine biologist says keeping oceans healthy more critical than ever

SYDNEY, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. marine biologist and ocean explorer Sylvia Earle told Australian audiences that keeping the oceans healthy is more critical now than ever.

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#121891
2019-08-14

Beavers on the coast are helping salmon bounce back. Here’s how.

The arrival of beaver dams in the Pacific Northwest’s Elwha River delta may have surprising benefits.

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#121873
2019-08-13

Scientists studied 2,500 coral reefs to figure out how to save them

(CNN)An international group of scientists has surveyed more than 2,500 coral reef systems across 44 countries to determine how to save them in the face of damage caused by climate change and humans, according to a new study.

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#121877
2019-08-13

Mangroves: a Super Solution

Mangroves are an amazing #ClimateAction Super Solution, they are effective carbon sinks, storing four times more CO2 than rainforests.

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#121836
2019-08-08

Top threats to seabirds identified

Scientists reviewed more than 900 studies and found that seabirds face big threats both on land and at sea.

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#121838
2019-08-08

Bermuda's baitfish populations

Small fishes play an important role in the marine food chain, providing food for larger fishes and water birds, but they are also caught for use as bait in both commercial and recreational fisheries.

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#121840
2019-08-08

High seas treaty: race for rights to ocean’s genetic resources

As negotiations enter the final phase, countries are split over principles to govern exploitation; China is at the centre of the debate

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#121823
2019-08-07

Stranger sea things turning up off Nova Scotia shores

Lloyd Bond has been diving the waters of Nova Scotia for the last 20 years, often coming across flatfish, lobster and sea urchins that typically populate cooler northern climates.

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#121824
2019-08-07

Industrial fishing behind plummeting shark numbers

Research finds marine predators are significantly smaller and much rarer in areas closer to people

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#121825
2019-08-07

Strange coral spawning improving Great Barrier Reef's resilience

A phenomenon that makes coral spawn more than once a year is improving the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.

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#121827
2019-08-07

Gulf of Mexico's dead zone expected to grow

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Scientists expect the size of the Gulf of Mexico's massive dead zone to grow in coming years, as changing global weather patterns pound the Midwest with heavier rains and more severe flooding.

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#121831
2019-08-07

Southern California's Perfect Beaches Are Killing Wildlife

Grooming and filling beaches is altering the biodiversity of these ecosystems, research finds.

Notification
#2895
2019-08-05
Action by
2019-08-30

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop, 14 - 18 October 2019 – Seocheon, Republic of Korea

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS /SBG/JA/JMQ/88255 (2019-066)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

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#121749
2019-07-30

Reef fish are faring fine in eastern Indonesia, study suggests

The coral reefs of the lesser Sunda-Banda seascape in southeastern Indonesia host some of the planet’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems, which remain relatively untouched even as overfishing ravages sea life to the country’s west and all over the world.

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#121726
2019-07-29

How fishing is posing a global threat to sharks

A major study has highlighted how sharks are threatened by commercial fishing around the globe.

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#121729
2019-07-29

Extreme weather has damaged nearly half Australia's marine ecosystems since 2011

CSIRO says dramatic climate events are compounding the effects of underlying global heating

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#121714
2019-07-26

Baby whale wears a camera, reveals its travel and nursing behavior: video

Baby whales, like all young mammals, rely on their mother’s milk for their early development.

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#121683
2019-07-24

Mangrove conservation more valuable than ever thanks to carbon trading

When a proven ecosystem restoration method also helps reduce poverty and build economic resilience, governments will often back them as a win-win solution.

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#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.

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#121676
2019-07-23

Marine heatwaves in a changing climate

Heatwaves in the ocean can rapidly disrupt marine ecosystems and the economies that depend on them.

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#121653
2019-07-22

Off Antarctica, Researchers Assess Health of Killer Whales

Top predator’s status could indicate direction of broader ecosystem

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#121637
2019-07-19

Algae-killing virus stimulates nutrient recylcing in the oceans

July 18 (UPI) -- All of the ocean's many complex food chains rely on nutrients. Nutrient cycles fuel algae and phytoplankton blooms, which nourish the smaller life forms that feed larger predators.

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#121621
2019-07-18

We Finally Know Why Florida's Coral Reefs Are Dying, and It's Not Just Climate Change

Climate change is killing the world's coral reefs. But it's not the only factor turning them into white, dead husks.

Notification
#2889
2019-07-17
Action by
2019-08-15

Thematic consultation on marine and coastal biodiversity for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, 6-8 November 2019 – Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SG/JA/JMQ/88234 (2019-060)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points; relevant organizations; indigenous peoples and local communities

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#121610
2019-07-17

Ban on discarding edible fish caught at sea has failed – Lords report

The ban on the wasteful discards of healthy and edible fish at sea has failed, according to a Lords report.

News Headlines
#121592
2019-07-16

Thirty years of unique data reveal what's really killing coral reefs

Study is world's longest record of reactive nutrients, algae concentrations for coral reefs

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#121598
2019-07-16

Humans May Be Accidentally Geoengineering the Oceans

Iron particles released by industrial activities are falling into the seas in greater quantities than previously thought

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#121532
2019-07-10

An orphaned dugong becomes a social media influencer in Thailand

“We got lucky she appeared when she did. We were about to get off the water when she popped up out of nowhere,” explains Alex Rendell, a Thai actor and conservationist, and founder of the Environmental Education Centre, of his encounter with the seven-month old dugong baby called Marium. “I’ve b ...

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#121533
2019-07-10

Coral reefs shifting away from equator

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research.

News Headlines
#121512
2019-07-09

New measures announced to protect North Atlantic right whales

OTTAWA -- The federal government has announced new measures to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence that have been dying from ship strikes and getting caught in fishing gear.

News Headlines
#121478
2019-07-05

Sargassum: The biggest seaweed bloom in the world

A floating mass of seaweed stretching from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico is now the biggest seaweed bloom in the world, according to satellite observations.

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#121470
2019-07-03

Deep-sea mining to turn oceans into ‘new industrial frontier’

Greenpeace report reveals 29 floor-exploration licences have been granted worldwide

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#121436
2019-07-02

Environmentally friendly control of common disease infecting fish and amphibians

Aquatic organisms in marine systems and freshwaters are threatened by fungal and fungal-like diseases globally.

News Headlines
#121444
2019-07-02

Japanese ships to kill hundreds of whales as ban ends

Japan resumed commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years, and a fleet of vessels began catching its first whales on Monday.

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