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News Headlines
#107779
2016-03-23

The secret lives of jellyfish

Long regarded as minor players in ocean ecology, jellyfish are actually important parts of the marine food web.

News Headlines
#107750
2016-03-22

Never-before-seen life spotted by Hawaiian deep-sea expedition

Eight dives into the deep waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument of north-west Hawaii have resulted in thousands of samples and images of never-before-seen life and landforms.

Meeting Document
#107693
2016-03-17

UNEP/CBD/EBSA/WS/2015/1/4

Report of the North-East Indian Ocean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#107683
2016-03-17

The Quest to Save Coral Reefs

With some of the world’s richest ecosystems hanging in the balance, scientists are turning to technologies like 3D printing.

Meeting Document
#107648
2016-03-15

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/7

Report of the Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats

Meeting Document
#107647
2016-03-15

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/6

Report of the Expert Workshop to Provide Consolidated Practical Guidance and A Toolkit for Marine Spatial Planning

Meeting Document
#107640
2016-03-15

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/15

Mainstreaming of Biodiversity across Sectors Including Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries

Meeting Document
#107620
2016-03-12

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/3/ADD1

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

News Headlines
#107604
2016-03-11

Rare wildlife discovered in biggest nature survey along Britain's coast

The biggest survey to date of nature along Britain’s coastline has uncovered a host of “wildlife firsts”.

News Headlines
#107615
2016-03-11

Europe's rarest seabird 'faces extinction'

Europe's rarest seabird will be extinct within 60 years, according to a new analysis.

Meeting Document
#107600
2016-03-10

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/3

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

News Headlines
#107585
2016-03-10

Leaked European commission plan would open gates to overfishing

Baltic Sea proposal would allow catches well above current sustainable levels needed to restore healthy fish stocks, putting some species at risk, conservationists warn

News Headlines
#107521
2016-03-07

'Ghostlike' octopus found in Pacific may belong to new species

An underwater research craft has spotted a "ghostlike" octopus that appears to belong to a previously unknown species on the ocean floor near Hawaii, a discovery that highlights how little is known about the deep sea, a U.S. zoologist said on Saturday.

News Headlines
#107500
2016-03-04

Coral bleaching threatens Great Barrier Reef

Parts of the Great Barrier Reef face permanent destruction due to El Nino, scientists warn. A so-called coral bleaching event is affecting reefs all around the world. Loss of coral reefs would impact millions of people.

News Headlines
#107435
2016-03-01

How Can We Catch Tuna and Protect Sharks?

Shark fin soup has become a symbol of mistreatment of marine life. Sharks caught for their fins are tossed back into the sea.

Meeting Document
#107420
2016-02-29

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/6

Marine Spatial Planning and Training Initiatives

News Headlines
#107407
2016-02-29

Role of chaos in deep ocean turned upside down

In the deep abysses of the ocean, small swirls of water can wield great power. Like the proverbial butterfly flap that stirs up a hurricane, this chaotic turbulence has long been thought to lift up water in the ocean’s interior to drive currents that stretch across the globe.

News Headlines
#107411
2016-02-29

Stand in solidarity with sharks

SAN JOSE – It has long been said that we know more about the moon than we do about the oceans. After all, 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon but only three have been to the deepest part of the sea.

Meeting Document
#107374
2016-02-26

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/5

Addressing Impacts of Marine Debris and Anthropogenic Underwater Noise on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#107375
2016-02-26

Squid filmed using their ink clouds as smokescreen to catch prey

Ambushed! Japanese pygmy squid have been filmed releasing ink when hunting shrimp – using it both as a smokescreen and distraction.

News Headlines
#107376
2016-02-26

How Northern European waters soak up carbon dioxide

The seas around the UK and the rest of northern Europe take up a staggering 24 million tonnes of carbon each year.

News Headlines
#107379
2016-02-26

No fin whales to be hunted in Iceland this summer

Director of country’s biggest whaling company says his fleet will not be hunting this season because of problems exporting the meat to Japan

News Headlines
#107365
2016-02-25

Salt marshes will persist despite rising seas, study predicts

Traditional assessment methods overestimate salt-marsh vulnerability because they don't fully account for processes that allow for vertical and landward migration as water levels increase, a new analysis suggests.

News Headlines
#107343
2016-02-24

Longest-ever period of coral bleaching to extend well into 2017

The world’s corals are in hot water… literally. Prolonged increases in ocean temperatures caused by this year’s severe El Niño are intensifying the loss of corals around the planet.

News Headlines
#107315
2016-02-22

Countries Agree on Actions to Protect Sharks

San José, Costa Rica, 22 February 2016– Close to 40 governments agreed this week to enhance protection for additional migratory shark and ray species and to a set of new conservation priorities.

News Headlines
#107297
2016-02-19

Bottlenose dolphins in Baltic waters?!

A pair of bottlenose dolphins have been cruising the Baltic Sea recently. They're not native to those waters, and must have come in from the North Atlantic. They've now developed a fondness for bow-wake cruising.

News Headlines
#107304
2016-02-19

Scientists find sounds of deep water animal migration

A chorus of animals can be heard as a low buzzing for an hour twice a day, as the creatures move to shallow waters for feeding at dusk and while returning to the depths around dawn.

News Headlines
#107274
2016-02-18

Sea butterflies fly underwater just like insects do in the air

These beautiful winged sea snails are so admired for their graceful looks they are known as sea butterflies.

Notification
#2446
2016-02-18

Technical Workshop on Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, 24 April 2016 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JM/85430 (2016-021)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

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News Headlines
#107257
2016-02-17

Tracking technologies help to identify key marine areas for basking sharks

Recorded at up to 8,000 pounds, the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the world’s second largest fish species, smaller only than the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). For decades, humans hunted these sharks for their liver oil and until recently, aside from the historical human uses, relatively ...

News Headlines
#107219
2016-02-15

Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean

Athens, 12 February 2016 - Ministers and representatives of 21 Mediterranean countries agreed in Athens yesterday an ambitious plan to address critical threats to marine and coastal environments, including loss of biodiversity, climate change and unsustainable consumption and production.

News Headlines
#107226
2016-02-15

Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen

Wildlife experts from all over the world will converge on San José Monday to discuss international protections for shark and ray species.

News Headlines
#107211
2016-02-12

New research reveals foraging patterns of beluga whales

SEATTLE, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Beluga whales live in faraway arctic waters that are deathly cold and difficult to navigate. The conditions make gathering comprehensive data on the species quite difficult.

News Headlines
#107195
2016-02-11

Rejuvenating reefs

Though pollution and overuse are damaging corals, their biodiversity offers hope for their future

News Headlines
#107139
2016-02-08

Ocean acidification makes coralline algae less robust

Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine biodiversity, new research from the University of Bristol, UK has found

News Headlines
#107097
2016-02-04

Mystery of deep-sea 'purple sock' solved

The mystery of a deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been solved, scientists report.

News Headlines
#107099
2016-02-04

Small-scale Fishing Is About Much More than Just Subsistence in Chile

ALGARROBO, Chile, Feb 3 2016 (IPS) - “Fishing isn’t just for making a living, it’s also enjoyable,” said Pedro Pascual, a 70-year-old fisherman who has been taking his small boat out to sea off Chile’s Pacific coast in the early hours of the morning almost every day for the past 50 years, to sup ...

News Headlines
#107072
2016-02-02

Ships' noise is serious problem for killer whales and dolphins, report finds

Low-frequency noise is known to affect baleen whales but high-frequency din from vessels is harming endangered orcas’ ability to communicate and find prey

News Headlines
#107011
2016-01-28

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching: too soon for optimism, says academic

Severe bleaching can be lethal to reef systems, triggering long-term degradation through the erosion of underlying structures

News Headlines
#106984
2016-01-26

Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated, scientists say

The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German researchers have said.

News Headlines
#106974
2016-01-25

Natural oil seeps encourage microbial life in Gulf of Mexico

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Scientists from Columbia University's Earth Institute have discovered a new biological phenomenon in the Gulf of Mexico. Phytoplankton communities are thriving above natural oil seeps.

News Headlines
#106950
2016-01-22

One Fish Two Fish, No Fish: Rebuilding of Fish Stocks Urgently Needed

WASHINGTON, DC , Jan 21 2016 (IPS) - A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known.

News Headlines
#106952
2016-01-22

Japan's David vs Goliath battle to preserve Pacific bluefin tuna

A group of small-scale fishermen are waging an increasingly public struggle against industrial fleets using sonar and huge nets to scoop up massive catches of spawning tuna, reports Environment 360

News Headlines
#106917
2016-01-20

Missing fish: 30 percent of global fish catch unreported

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A new report out of Canada suggests nearly a third of the global fish catch goes unreported. For those in charge of managing commercial fish stocks, ignorance is not bliss.

News Headlines
#106899
2016-01-19

Robot subs inform protection of English deep-sea corals

A fleet of robotic submarines, based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), head-quartered in in Southampton, have been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England.

News Headlines
#106901
2016-01-19

Man-made heat absorbed by oceans has doubled since 1997: study

WASHINGTON -- The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.

News Headlines
#106884
2016-01-18

Britain's 'Blue Belt' haven for our marine life doubles

Almost two dozen new conservation zones protecting UK waters will save rare and exotic creatures from fishing and seaside development Spiny lobsters, "upside-down" stalked jellyfish and native oysters are among species ministers have promised to protect through a new series of marine conservatio ...

News Headlines
#106885
2016-01-18

Hunting for marine secrets

The sea is much more than what one sees from the shore. Underneath the rolling and heaving waves is a world that one forgets exists — a world as vibrant and colourful, diverse, and threatened as what lies above.

CBD
Meeting
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