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Meeting Document
#108003
2016-04-07

UNEP/CBD/SOIWS/2015/5/2

Report of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative National Capacity Development Workshop for Samoa

Meeting Document
#107994
2016-04-07

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/56

A Review of Marine Migratory Species and the Information Used to Describe Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#107981
2016-04-07

Scientists study microbes beneath ocean floor

WOODS HOLE, Mass., April 6 (UPI) -- Surprisingly, some microbes thrive beneath ocean floor. For the first time, scientists have studied in detail the microbial community living inside dense, rocky crust under the ocean floor.

News Headlines
#107985
2016-04-07

Mediterranean loggerhead turtles dying in waters off the Middle East, North Africa

Thousands of loggerhead turtles are killed annually in areas of Syria, Libya and Egypt and Tunisia where they travel to find food

News Headlines
#107987
2016-04-07

Corals struggle to grow under multiple stressors

A new study has found that multiple stressors might be too much for corals. The findings have important implications for the resilience of coral reefs to climate change.

News Headlines
#107961
2016-04-06

Negotiations to tame marine Wild West begin

They might host habitats of huge ecological importance, but two-thirds of the world’s oceans lie beyond the authority of national governments

News Headlines
#107937
2016-04-05

Plankton decline hits marine food chain

Plankton is the basis for the entire marine food web - and it is under threat. From the Mediterranean to the Pacific, animals have been struggling to survive, due apparently to changes with plankton.

News Headlines
#107938
2016-04-05

As ocean acidification threatens the West Coast, a quest to stop it

A panel of scientists, convened in 2013 at the behest of government officials, has delivered their findings on the threat of ocean acidification to the North American West Coast. The danger is real, they say, but they see a path to progress.

News Headlines
#107914
2016-04-04

Balancing Economic Potential of Marine and Social Life

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Apr 4 2016 (IPS) - When Africa’s oldest protected marine area, Tsitsikamma — the largest in the world, incorporating 80 km of rocky coastline, bustling with marine life, much of it endangered — was opened as a pilot for public fishing on December 15, 2015, there was a bi ...

News Headlines
#107922
2016-04-04

Banning fishing has helped parts of the Great Barrier Reef recover from damage

The world’s coral reefs face unprecedented threats. Their survival depends on how well they can cope with a long list of pressures including fishing, storms, coral bleaching, outbreaks of coral predators and reduced water quality.

News Headlines
#107900
2016-04-01

Why managing ocean acidification is crucial for South Africa

The southern tip of Africa is washed by two oceans: the Indian and Atlantic oceans. This should allow South Africa to benefit economically from various activities through developing the ocean economy. Fisheries, tourism and maritime activities are some of the sectors that can underpin the economy.

News Headlines
#107880
2016-03-31

India supports UN instrument on conservation of biodiversity

India has supported the process to develop an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and stressed that the rights of nations, including freedom of the high seas, are important and should not be restricted.

News Headlines
#107883
2016-03-31

See What Could Be the Atlantic's First Marine Monument

A coalition of scientists and environmental groups has asked the Obama administration to designate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

News Headlines
#107885
2016-03-31

How Ocean Noise Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Marine Life

Bowing to public and fishing industry pressure, the Obama administration recently reversed an earlier decision to allow oil drilling off the U.S. East Coast.

News Headlines
#107815
2016-03-29

Desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage, study shows

Short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts, researchers have found.

News Headlines
#107818
2016-03-29

UN Begins Negotiations on Treaty to Protect Marine Resources

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2016 (IPS) - The United Nations has begun negotiations for a new legally binding treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources in the world’s oceans – nearly 64 percent of which lie beyond national jurisdiction.

News Headlines
#107825
2016-03-29

New Research Offers Much-Needed Hope For Our Oceans

Earth’s fisheries are in bad shape — populations of some stocks, including tuna and mackerel, declined 74 percent between 1970 and 2010. A new study, however, offers a glimmer of hope of what we could expect in the not-so-distant future if global action is taken.

News Headlines
#107827
2016-03-29

Beach replenishment may have long-term ecological consequences

SAN DIEGO, March 29 (UPI) -- A beach isn't really a beach without sand. Unfortunately, over time, beaches lose their sand to the wind and waves.

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.

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
#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.

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.

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