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#114914
2017-10-20

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.

News Headlines
#114916
2017-10-20

Citizen scientist scuba divers shed light on the impact of warming oceans on marine lif

Rising ocean temperatures may result in worldwide change for shallow reef ecosystems, according to research published yesterday in Science Advances.

News Headlines
#114897
2017-10-19

Uncovering the mysteries of the Indian Ocean aboard the SA Agulhas II

Cape Town - The bright red metal behemoth heaves slowly, but steadily, through the water. Around her, whales periodically pop up for a breath of air before disappearing into the warm waves off South Africa's east coast. The vessel is a stranger here. Built to weather freezing temperatures, she u ...

News Headlines
#114899
2017-10-19

World's deepest lake is in peril: Natural wonder that holds one-fifth of earth's unfrozen fresh water is mysteriously dying

Lake Baikal, a major international tourist attraction, is undergoing a grave crisis, experts says. The lake, in Russia's Siberia, is a natural wonder of 'exceptional value to evolutionary science' meriting a listing as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It holds one-fifth of the world's unfrozen f ...

Notification
#2682
2017-10-18
Action by
2017-11-10

Submission of information to support the objectives of the expert workshop to develop options for modifying the description of areas meeting the criteria for ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs), for describing new areas, and for strengthening the scientific credibility and transparency of the EBSA process, 5-8 December 2017 - Berlin, Germany

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/JL/JG/86798 (2017-107)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, Convention on Migratory Species, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Maritime Organization, International Seabed Authority, Ramsar Convention, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, World Heritage Convention, relevant United Nations/international organizations, Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Regional Fisheries Bodies, indigenous peoples and local communities; other relevant organizations

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#114865
2017-10-17

Acidifying oceans a bad trip for marine ecosystems

A more acidic ocean under climate change threatens to reconfigure entire ecosystems by advantaging some fish species to the detriment of others, a new study has found. The research is one of only a few that go beyond the lab to study how species interactions are changing in nature under more ext ...

News Headlines
#114866
2017-10-17

Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone

A solitary fossil unearthed in Utah's Antimony Canyon reveals a long-extinct marine creature previously unknown to science.Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder called Siphusauctum lloydguntheri looked uniquely ready for a romantic ...

News Headlines
#114871
2017-10-17

Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a stud

Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a study shows.Scientists have discovered that the rolling and resilient corals can act as a base upon which other corals attach and build reefs by creating their own stable habitats.

News Headlines
#114813
2017-10-10

New deep-sea sponge could play a starring role in monitoring ocean health

Sponges encrusting deep-sea, metal-filled rocks were identified as a new species, in part due to their dense mass of star-shaped parts called spicules, seen in closeup here.

News Headlines
#114776
2017-10-06

Oceans protected with new safe havens

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue has plans to create a huge marine sanctuary to combat overfishing. It's one of several marine protected areas announced over past weeks.

News Headlines
#114779
2017-10-06

Malta returns to the global stage on ocean protection

50 years ago, Malta stood proudly on the global stage on Ocean protection. At the United Nations in 1967, Malta’s own Arvid Pardo became known as the ‘father of the law of the sea conference’. This conference, and Pardo’s work, set in place the laws that still govern our planet’s seas and oceans.

News Headlines
#114785
2017-10-06

Longer snow crab season part of 'perfect storm' causing whale deaths

The fishing industry says it's looking for a solution to help prevent North Atlantic right whales from enduring painful, and sometimes deadly, entanglements with fishing gear.

Notification
#2673
2017-10-05
Action by
2017-11-17

Expert workshop on marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 in marine and coastal areas, 6-9 February 2018 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/JL/JG/86837 (2017-098)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points, POWPA Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant United Nations/international organizations, Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Regional Fisheries Bodies, IPLCs and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#114752
2017-10-05

Grey seal population growing, but not nearly as much as in recent decades

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the grey seal population in Atlantic Canada continues to grow, but at a slower rate than in previous years.

News Headlines
#114727
2017-10-04

5 creative techniques being used to keep coral reefs alive

We’ve heard plenty about the rapid and dramatic loss of coral reefs over the last decades — estimates are that about 20 percent of coral worldwide is already gone. Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef lost more than 70 percent of their coral by 2016, and some scientists are calling coral loss ...

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#114703
2017-10-03

Jellyfish surprise: New Zealand chef stirs debate with menu of imported stingers

An environmentally minded New Zealand chef is selling hundreds of plates of imported jellyfish a month after becoming frustrated that the seafood is being wasted in his homeland.

News Headlines
#114706
2017-10-03

Prehistoric reptile's last meal revealed

The fossil of a marine reptile that lived 199 million years ago has been identified as a newborn that ate squid as its last meal. The reptile was an ichthyosaur, which gave birth to live young.

News Headlines
#114670
2017-09-29

Tsunami drives species 'army' across Pacific to US coast

Scientists have detected hundreds of Japanese marine species on US coasts, swept across the Pacific by the deadly 2011 tsunami. Mussels, starfish and dozens of other creatures great and small travelled across the waters, often on pieces of plastic debris.

News Headlines
#114672
2017-09-29

Hidden Dangers of the Coral Reef Crisis

As residents of Florida continue to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Irma, scientists analyzing the hurricane’s stronger-than-usual storm surges are pointing the finger at the weakened state of coral barriers along the Florida coast. Had there been a more robust coral reef structure in the Car ...

News Headlines
#114643
2017-09-28

4 projects in Seychelles to help coral reefs survive

The coral restoration project of this organisation began in 2010 with the financial support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is the largest coral reef restoration program in the region, using more than 50,000 coral fragments which were grown in underwate ...

News Headlines
#114613
2017-09-27

The Mediterranean Sea: incomparable wealth in steep decline

Along its 46,000km coastline, the Mediterranean Sea supports around 150 million people living along its shores. The report Reviving the Economy of the Mediterranean Sea: Actions for a sustainable future, launched today, shows that the Mediterranean Sea plays a fundamental role in the region's ec ...

CBD
Meeting
#5722

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop

25 - 29 September 2017, Seocheon, Republic of Korea

News Headlines
#114587
2017-09-25

New UNEP Reports Aid in Coral Reef Protection

UN Environment and partners, including Small Island Developing States, recognize the need for urgent action to protect coral reefs and enhance their resilience, and the agency reports a new approach laid out in "Coral Bleaching Futures" gives a much more detailed picture of vulnerability and all ...

News Headlines
#114589
2017-09-25

Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea mining

A completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator species in measuring future mining impact in a region targeted for deep-sea mining of polymetallic (metal-rich) nodules. They are likely to be the most abundant nodule-dwelling animal in the ...

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#114538
2017-09-21

Amazing diversity of species reported on Solent oyster restoration project

A surprising diversity of species including seahorses and critically endangered eels have been reported in the Solent.They have been found inhabiting oyster cage systems, which are part of a major conservation project to restore the native oyster to local waters.

News Headlines
#114543
2017-09-21

Going diving in the tropics? Don't eat the reef fish!

Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.

News Headlines
#114544
2017-09-21

DEEP TROUBLE Uncertain future of the North Atlantic right whale linked to its tiny prey

The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push one of the rarest whales on the planet closer to extinction.

News Headlines
#114546
2017-09-21

Historical nautical maps show coral loss more extensive than previously believed

A team of researchers based in Australia and the United States have used historical nautical maps to determine that coral reef loss in the Florida Keys is much more extensive than previously understood.

News Headlines
#114511
2017-09-20

Casting into the past helps reveal fishing's future

Intensive fishing and climate change pose an unprecedented threat to biodiversity in the world's oceans, but reconstructing how the past 500 years of human activity on the seas has transformed marine life could help to reveal what the future holds beneath the waves.

News Headlines
#114493
2017-09-19

How warm oceans can turn coral reefs into graveyards

A healthy coral reef teems with life. Fish, sea anemones, and other creatures live on and around the reef. And inside the corals live mutually beneficial algae which provide them with critical nutrients.

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#114498
2017-09-19

Coral Reef Fish Are More Resilient Than We Thought, Study Finds

An orange clownfish, Amphiprion percula, lives in symbiosis with a host anemone on the Great Barrier Reef.

News Headlines
#114477
2017-09-18

Coral reefs crisis

By next year the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) would be finished with their nationwide coral reef assessment, a joint project they call the National Coral Reef Status.

News Headlines
#114478
2017-09-18

Is this the secret to saving the Great Barrier Reef? Giant SEA SNAILS could be the key to rescuing the ecosystem

There have long been talks about the deteriorating state of the Great Barrier Reef as a result of climate change, over-fishing and pollution. But one of the greatest threats of all is actually a small marine animal called a crown-of-thorn starfish, which is destroying the Queensland reef's coral.

News Headlines
#114435
2017-09-14

Corals in the Pacific are in Trouble

As global warming continues to take its toll, corals in the Pacific Ocean are dying off en masse. Reefs in several areas have experienced alarming mass bleaching episodes, leaving large swathes of coral dead or near-dead.

News Headlines
#114417
2017-09-13

World’s Biggest Oxygen Producers Living in Swirling Ocean Waters

Plankton are not just one species of sea creature but, rather, a large variety of tiny organisms. Algae, bacteria, crustaceans, mollusks, and more are all considered plankton. What sets them apart from other organisms is how they move. Their extremely small size precludes them from swimming agai ...

News Headlines
#114395
2017-09-12

A Panic Room for Corals

In a laboratory on a narrow patch of land in the Florida Keys, marine biologists were collecting tiny fragments of living corals and storing them in tanks of seawater.

News Headlines
#114367
2017-09-11

Artificial reef at Sydney Opera House to shelter local marine life

Sydney Harbour features more man-made seawall than natural shoreline, put in place to protect surrounding infrastructure. But it wasn't always that way. Looking to replace some of the natural habitat lost to development in the area, scientists are set to install an artificial reef outside the ic ...

News Headlines
#114374
2017-09-11

The Sex Life Of Coral: Why Scientists Think It Could Save Us All

The crescent moon, just a sliver of silver above the palms, is starting to set on a balmy June evening as two dozen volunteers switch on their red-filtered headlamps at a restricted research facility off the windward coast of Oahu. They stand in the dark around large tanks and buckets of seawate ...

News Headlines
#114375
2017-09-11

Master plan to protect sea

The plan will map out sea-based socio-economic activities until 2035 in line with integrated management of sea and island resources and environment.It focuses on marine environment and resources, the value of marine ecosystems and appropriate exploitation of the sea.

Notification
#2661
2017-09-08
Action by
2017-10-09

Expert workshop to develop options for modifying the description of areas meeting the criteria for ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs), for describing new areas, and for strengthening the scientific credibility and transparency of the EBSA process, 5-8 December 2017 – Berlin, Germany

Reference: SCBD/SPS/SBG/JL/JG/86798 (2017-086)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant United Nations/international organizations, Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Regional Fisheries Bodies, IPLCs and other relevant organizations

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Notification
#2663
2017-09-07

Selected participants for the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop, 25 to 29 September 2017 - Seocheon, Republic of Korea

Reference: SCBD/SPS/SBG/JL/JMQ/86366 (2017-088)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

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News Headlines
#114339
2017-09-06

This brilliant floating farm actually heals the world’s oceans

85% of the world’s fisheries have been pushed beyond their limits – and the future of ocean life looks grim. Fortunately, GreenWave has developed a revolutionary floating farm that actually regenerates our oceans while providing jobs and a sustainable source of food. The vertical aquaculture far ...

News Headlines
#114342
2017-09-06

The oceans need our protection – and our lives depend on them

Framed by three oceans, Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world, and yet we can easily forget this, in the context of our busy and increasingly urban lives. While the recent collapse of a fish farm off the Pacific coast may have caught your attention, it's important to refle ...

News Headlines
#114348
2017-09-06

How a tiny portion of the world's oceans could meet global seafood demand

Seafood is an essential staple in the diets of people around the world. Global consumption of fish and shellfish has more than doubled over the last 50 years, and is expected to keep rising with global population growth. Many people assume that most seafood is something that we catch in the wild ...

News Headlines
#114320
2017-09-05

Creatures from the deep sea off Hebrides revealed

Ecology consultancy Thomson Ecology have been working with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Marine Scotland Science on an exciting project looking at the health of sea life found in the very deep waters of the Hebrides - some 2,000 metres down.

News Headlines
#114324
2017-09-05

Is this the world's most overlooked ecosystem?

Under the sea exists a lifeform vital to the health of marine ecosystems and beneficial to humans.It's not sharks, which keep food chains in balance. And it's not coral reefs, which are the most biodiverse marine ecosystems.

Notification
#2657
2017-09-01
Action by
2017-10-30

Submission of information on experiences in the use of measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate the significant adverse impacts of anthropogenic underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/JL/JA/86794 (2017-082)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points; International Maritime Organization; International Seabed Authority; Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals; International Whaling Commission; other relevant organizations; indigenous peoples and local communities

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Notification
#2658
2017-09-01
Action by
2017-11-30

Submission of information on experiences in the implementation of marine spatial planning

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/JL/JA/86795 (2017-083)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points; the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Maritime Organization, International Seabed Authority, United Nations Environment Programme, regional seas conventions and action plans, regional fishery bodies, indigenous peoples and local communities; other relevant organizations, initiatives and stakeholders

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Notification
#2659
2017-09-01
Action by
2017-10-02

Submission of Information on National Experiences and Lessons Learned in the Development, and Effective and Equitable Management, of Marine Protected Areas and other Effective Area based Conservation Measures

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/JL/JG/86710 (2017-084)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points, POWPA Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant United Nations/international organizations, Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Regional Fisheries Bodies, IPLCs and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#114274
2017-08-31

Saving olive ridley turtles of the Indian Ocean

One of the world’s smallest turtle (some sources claim smallest is Kemp’s ridley) is also the most abundant, yet to me, it seems to be the hardest to find! I’ve dived on reefs across the tropics, with camera in hand, and have yet to encounter a single olive ridley. I’ve seen scores of hawksbills ...

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