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News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

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
#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.

News Headlines
#121653
2019-07-22

Off Antarctica, Researchers Assess Health of Killer Whales

Top predator’s status could indicate direction of broader ecosystem

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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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News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#121417
2019-06-27

Coral species prefers microplastics to real food

June 27 (UPI) -- At least one coral species has a taste for microplastic pollution. According to a new study, the coral species Astrangia poculata prefers the tiny plastic bits to its normal diet.

News Headlines
#121420
2019-06-27

Crackdown after Sri Lanka bombings may help in fight against blast fishing

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A crackdown on unregulated explosives in the aftermath of deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka may help in the fight against illegal blast fishing in the country’s waters, according to marine researchers.

News Headlines
#121422
2019-06-27

The far-future ocean: Warm yet oxygen-rich

The oceans are losing oxygen. Numerous studies based on direct measurements in recent years have shown this.

News Headlines
#121403
2019-06-26

Sponges supply DNA for new method of monitoring aquatic biodiversity

Feeding aquatic sponges could provide biologists with unexpected underwater data collection assistance. Sponges (phylum Porifera) are immobile aquatic animals that eat by filtering out food particles from the water around them.

News Headlines
#121371
2019-06-21

DNA proves Greenland man spotted first known beluga-narwhal

Analysis of a strange skull in storage for the last 30 years has shown it belonged to the offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga whale father.

News Headlines
#121373
2019-06-21

Canada becomes first G7 country to ban shark fin imports

It was on a family visit to Hong Kong that Kristyn Wong-Tam noticed her uncle – a well-regarded chef – was the only person at the table not touching a bowl of shark fin soup.

News Headlines
#121377
2019-06-21

Tide turns for an Italian coastal wasteland

Torre Guaceto, an eight-kilometre long stretch of coastline north-west of Brindisi, used to be known as a centre for poor fishing practices, black market smuggling and a drop-off point for illegal immigration.

News Headlines
#121358
2019-06-20

Dive professionals on the front line of coral reef protection

Interview with JJ Harvey, Director of The Reef-World Foundation, about the charity’s new Dive Guide e-Course—a free online course to train dive guides on best environmental standards.

News Headlines
#121347
2019-06-18

UN oceans treaty ‘essential’ to combat ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the world’s seas – UN chief

The oceans are not only under “unprecedented pressure” due to climate change, but “half of all living coral has been lost in the past 150 years”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, addressing the latest gathering of nations which are party to the UN Convention on t ...

News Headlines
#121349
2019-06-18

Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

A huge international research programme has been launched to assess the health of the Atlantic Ocean.

Meeting
#5874

8th International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Conference 2019

17 - 20 June 2019, Trondhein, Norway

CBD
Meeting
#5894
CBD
Meeting
#5922
News Headlines
#121330
2019-06-17

Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead

Swimming off Cocos Island in the Pacific Ocean, Ilena Zanella had her first close encounter with hammerhead sharks.

News Headlines
#121335
2019-06-17

Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life

Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles.

News Headlines
#121300
2019-06-13

Why Noah's Ark won't work

For ocean species to survive climate change, large populations needed

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
#121283
2019-06-12

Marine reserves work as they protect the oldest and largest animals

After centuries of fishing we do not know what natural conditions are. Only marine reserves will give us such insights

Meeting
#5854

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

8 June 2019, New York, United States of America

Notification
#2879
2019-05-28
Action by
2019-08-30

Call for information to support the objectives of the Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas in the North East Atlantic, 23-27 September 2019, and Training Session on Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, – 22 September 2019, Stockholm, Sweden

Reference: SCBD/SPS/SBG/AS/JA/JG/88146 (2019-050)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points; relevant United Nations/international organizations; indigenous peoples and local communities; OSPAR Commission; NEAFC; International Council for the Exploration of the Sea; Regional Fisheries Bodies; and other relevant global and regional organizations/initiatives

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News Headlines
#121154
2019-05-22

From sharks in seagrass to manatees in mangroves, we’ve found large marine species in some surprising places

When we think of mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltmarshes, we don’t immediately think of shark habitats.

News Headlines
#121099
2019-05-20

Scientists fear impact of deep-sea mining on search for new medicines

Bacteria from the ocean floor can beat superbugs and cancer. But habitats are at risk from the hunger for marine minerals

Notification
#2876
2019-05-17
Action by
2019-06-14

Peer review of CBD Technical Series No. 87: Assessing Progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 6 on Sustainable Fisheries

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SBG/JA/JG/88129 (2019-047)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, IPLCs and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#121051
2019-05-14

Underwater Arctic forests are expanding with rapid warming

Lush underwater forests of large brown seaweeds (kelps) are particularly striking in the Arctic, especially in contrast to the land where ice scour (scraping of sea ice against the sea floor) and harsh climates leave the ground barren with little vegetation.

News Headlines
#121056
2019-05-14

UNESCO conference emphasizes need for sustainable water security

PARIS, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The first UNESCO International Water Conference, which aims to present innovative solutions to problems related to the governance and management of water, opened here on Monday.

News Headlines
#121002
2019-05-09

Very fishy: warming oceans linked to rise in tropical species in New Zealand water

Warming ocean temperatures have been blamed for luring tropical fish thousands of kilometres into New Zealand waters, threatening vulnerable native species as they compete for resources.

News Headlines
#120987
2019-05-08

Here are 6 signs that the future for our oceans is not all bad

It’s easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean—everything from growing plastic pollution to dying coral reefs.

News Headlines
#120928
2019-05-03

Pollution-proof fish borrow genes from relatives to survive toxins

In comic books, falling into a vat of toxic chemicals can give you super powers. The same is sort of true for one species of fish – with help from a superhero relative.

News Headlines
#120938
2019-05-03

New clues to coastal erosion

New research has uncovered a missing nutrient source in coastal oceans, which could promote better water quality and sand management on popular beaches.

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