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#120939
2019-05-03

In Indonesia, bigger catches for a fishing village protecting its mangroves

SUNGAI NIBUNG, Indonesia — The phone signal comes and goes and the electricity grid has yet to reach this patch of jungle on the west coast of Borneo.

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#120940
2019-05-03

What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s ‘lost’ population of whales?

This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka – but flocking tourists are making it less of a safe place for these stunning animals

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#120916
2019-05-02

On Java’s Coast, A Natural Approach to Holding Back the Waters

The Indonesian island of Java has lost 70 percent of the mangroves that once protected its coast from erosion and flooding.

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#120920
2019-05-02

With Ocean Health Declining, Biodiversity Convention Must Respond

A study published in January in the journal Science found that the oceans are heating up faster than predicted, resulting in rising sea levels, acidification and deoxygenation that are destroying coral reefs and have the potential to bring forth more extreme weather events.

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#120926
2019-05-02

Marine Virus Survey Reveals Biodiversity Hot Spots

Ocean samples collected from around the world produced a twelvefold increase in the number of marine viruses known.

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#120905
2019-05-01

Secretary-General’s Report Identifies Ways to Advance Ocean Science

April 2019: The UN Secretary-General has released a report on oceans and the law of the sea. The report presents an overview of ocean science, highlights gaps in information, knowledge and capacity, and suggests ways to fill existing gaps and advance ocean science.

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#120908
2019-05-01

Freezing corals to safeguard their future

Corals are animals — yes, immobile animals — with peculiar sex lives.

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#120886
2019-04-30

Scientists discover nearly 200,000 viruses hidden in the Earth's oceans

Nearly 200,000 new marine viruses were identified in the Earth’s oceans by a team of scientists who spent four years travelling the world on a research boat.

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#120840
2019-04-24

Seabird Poop Speeds Up Coral Growth

Conservation plans should consider such links between land-based and marine ecosystems

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#120802
2019-04-17

Blue Planet: The Nature Conservancy unveils $1.6 billion bid to save the oceans

Global non-profit The Nature Conservancy has announced a $1.6 billion plan to help save and restore the world's oceans by selling "blue bonds" to coastal and island countries.

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#120770
2019-04-15

Seychelles president makes underwater speech calling for protection for oceans

The Seychelles president has gone below the surface of the Indian Ocean to call for better protection for the world's seas. Danny Faure said that a healthy ocean was "crucial for the survival of humanity" in a broadcast made 124m (406ft) below sea level.

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#120747
2019-04-12

Oceans in crisis

The surface of our Blue Planet is 71 percent ocean – benign, mysterious and threatening in equal measure. But today the oceans themselves are in a state of crisis and change as a result of human actions. We harvest the seas for their abundant food, mineral, and energy resources.

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#120749
2019-04-12

Coral reef microbes have distinct day and night rhythms

The microorganisms that help keep coral reef ecosystems healthy and thriving have different levels of activity at night and during the day, according to a new study. Corals are just one part of a reef ecosystem, and each piece plays a key role in the health and adaptability of coral reefs.

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#120760
2019-04-12

30 per cent by 2030? Study maps out how to protect the world’s oceans

As governments work towards an international pledge to protect at least 10 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2020, scientists are proposing an even wider movement to save more than one-third of the marine ecosystem.

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#120711
2019-04-10

Ocean uproar: saving marine life from a barrage of noise

Ship engines, underwater blasts, sonar and oil drilling are filling the seas with sound. Researchers are now trying to pin down the damage humanity’s growing acoustic footprint has on ocean life.

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#120702
2019-04-09

Squid team finds high species diversity off Kermadec Islands, part of stalled marine reserve proposal

Squids and octopuses could be considered the “parrots of the ocean”. Some are smart, and many have complex behaviours. And, of course, they have strange, bird-like beaks. They are the subject of ancient myths and legends about sea monsters, but they do not live for decades. In fact, their high i ...

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#120626
2019-04-04

Pacific Coral Reefs Can Be Saved By Getting Climate Under Control

Coral reefs can be saved and made more resilient by getting the climate under control, believes Rosemary Steinberg, a research at the University of New South Wales. She said the Islanders need to work closely with local corporations and businesses to help make the reefs more resilient.

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#120634
2019-04-04

Great Barrier Reef: Mass decline in 'coral babies', scientists say

The number of new corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has plunged by 89% since unprecedented bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, scientists say. The events, which damaged two-thirds of the world's largest reef system, are now being blamed for triggering a collapse in coral re-growth last year.

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#120597
2019-04-01

Lord Howe Island coral bleaching 'most severe we've ever seen', scientists say

Researchers have documented what they are describing as the most severe coral bleaching to hit the world’s southern-most reef at Lord Howe Island.

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#120550
2019-03-28

Monaco Blue Initiative takes a step forward to the Blue Economy at Ocean Week.

Rethinking the ocean management and conservation in a sustainable way is routed through a series of concrete actions taken at international level. That is the common thread of Monaco Blue Initiative, a panel of leading socio-economic experts and policy makers launched in 2010 by H.S.H. Prince Al ...

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#120558
2019-03-28

Hudson river shows signs of rebound after decades as New York's sewer

The presence of large sturgeon is just one indicator that the waterway is recovering from serious industrial pollution.New York’s Hudson river, once known as America’s Rhine in a nod to the famous European waterway, played a pivotal role in bolstering American power at the cost of decades of fou ...

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#2865
2019-03-25
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2019-05-31

CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas in the North-East Atlantic Ocean, 23 to 27 September 2019, and Training Session on EBSAs, 22 September 2019 — Stockholm, Sweden

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/JA/JG/87789 (2019-036)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points in the North-East Atlantic region (Belgium, Denmark, European Union, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland); indigenous peoples and local communities; OSPAR Commission; NEAFC; International Council for the Exploration of the Sea; and other relevant global and regional organizations/initiatives

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#120470
2019-03-25

Let's build on the plastics revolution – and save our marine habitats

If people knew the wonder of the UK’s marine habitats they would want to protect them – TV shows like Blue Planet can help. The life of a conservationist often feels like one long struggle, taking little-known challenges and trying to make them mainstream. How do environmental issues move from n ...

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#5847

World Water Day 2019

22 March 2019, New York, United States of America

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#120464
2019-03-22

Australie : des milliers de requins meurent afin de protéger les surfeurs

Les vidéos ont été tournées en mars par des membres d’organisations de protection de l’environnement. Les scènes qu’on y voit se déroulent au nord-est de l’Australie, au large des plages de l’Etat du Queensland. Deux requins sont pris au piège, un gros hameçon coincé dans la bouche, et agonisent ...

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#120367
2019-03-14

More acidic seas devour marine food web

As more acidic seas spread across the globe, conditions for survival start to change. That could close vast volumes of ocean for vital forms of life.

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#120368
2019-03-14

Startup called Coral Vita wants to protect corals by farming them

As a scuba-diver, Sam Teicher has long been worried about threats to coral reefs, including pollution and global warming.After college, he worked on a reef restoration project on the island of Mauritius, off the coast of Africa. He wanted to continue this work. But he knew it would be expensive ...

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#120329
2019-03-13

Freshwater fishes and other threatened but overlooked biodiversity must be new flagships for conservation (commentary)

“Why on earth would anyone give up working on tigers to focus on freshwater fish?” is the question I am asked most frequently since becoming the Executive Director of Shoal, a new initiative for freshwater biodiversity.

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#120341
2019-03-13

Review of noise impacts on marine mammals yields new policy recommendations

Marine mammals are particularly sensitive to noise pollution because they rely on sound for so many essential functions, including communication, navigation, finding food, and avoiding predators. An expert panel has now published a comprehensive assessment of the available science on how noise e ...

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#120357
2019-03-13

Italy’s first coral reef has been discovered

In an exciting scientific discovery, researchers in the Italian Adriatic coast have found the country’s very first coral reef and one which they believe may be unique to the entirety of Europe.

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#120359
2019-03-13

Israel moves pristine corals after restricted beach reopens

For 50 years an Israeli oil company kept bathers and scuba divers away from a prime strip of beach in the Red Sea resort of Eilat. But it couldn’t stop the sea life.

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#120304
2019-03-12

Unprecedented number of warm-water species moved northward during marine heatwave

During the marine heatwave of 2014-16, scientists from the University of California, Davis, noticed creatures typically seen only in places like Baja California, Mexico, showing up outside the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory. These included warm-water species of jellyfish, crabs, nudibranchs, ...

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#120295
2019-03-11

Inner Mongolia reports increasing biodiversity in major lakes

North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region said three major lakes in the region have seen improved ecological environment and increased biodiversity in recent years.

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#120251
2019-03-07

Heatwaves are destroying ocean ecosystems like wildfires

The first study to look systemically at marine heat waves — periods when ocean temperatures spike for five days or more —found that they are happening more often, and are having a devastating impact on marine life, The Guardian reported.

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#120268
2019-03-07

Manmade coral reefs and Seabins: The best green innovations to mark the World Ocean Summit

Leaders from around the world have convened for the sixth World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi (5-7 March). The three-day conference has seen more than 75 influential speakers implore more than 400 guests from business, government and technology spheres to alleviate some of the key strains damaging t ...

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#120228
2019-03-06

Ocean floor listening posts reveal secrets of blue whales

Underwater recorders attached to the ocean floor are revealing new information about endangered blue whales off the coast of Atlantic Canada. It turns out the biggest animals on the planet — and the loudest — are present year round.

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#120229
2019-03-06

Some Species Of Corals Are Becoming Resilient To Warming Ocean Temperatures

Hope and joy are rarely words we come across reading about climate change. But new research has dug up just such a gem about the rainforests of the sea — coral reefs. Some species of corals are getting acclimatised to the rising temperature of water in oceans.

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#120199
2019-03-05

Deciphering the ancient mysteries of ‘marine snow’

Ocean-warming over the past century may be impacting one of the largest but least understood components in the global carbon cycle: massive deep-sea deposits of "marine snow". The term is used to describe organic matter and detritus falling to the ocean floor. The material functions as Earth’s l ...

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#120200
2019-03-05

Africa: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Societies

Over recent years, there have been shocking reports of marine endangerment and plastic pollution. The threats are clear, and now urgent action is needed more than ever.

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#120206
2019-03-05

Nouvelle-Calédonie : la technique de l'ADN environnemental pour la protection de la biodiversité sous-marine

Les êtres humains laissent un petit bout de peau ou un cheveux en passant quelque part. Les poissons abandonnent aussi quelques cellules en nageant. Laurent Vigliola, chercheur en biologie marine, traque des traces d'ADN sous l'eau pour mieux protéger l'écosystème du récif calédonien.

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#120216
2019-03-05

How new species arise in the sea

For a new species to evolve, two things are essential: a characteristic—such as a colour—unique to one species and a mating preference for this characteristic. For example, individuals from a blue fish species prefer blue mates and individuals from a red fish species prefer red mates.

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#120220
2019-03-05

The blue economy – ocean of opportunity or sea of troubles?

For centuries, we have thought of the ocean as unimaginably vast and unchangeable, as a sea of opportunity, spawning fishing fleets and shipping lines, building the wealth of maritime nations. The ocean fundamentally underpins the populations and food of many coastal and island states, and alway ...

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#120188
2019-03-04

Some Great Barrier Reef coral suffering lasting effects from mass bleaching events

Coral reefs in the far north of the Great Barrier Reef are showing lasting effects from the mass bleaching of 2016 and 2017 and in some cases their health has declined further, according to fresh surveys by the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

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#120110
2019-02-26

The Great Lakes may be souring just like our oceans

Imagine diving into the shallow waters off the coast of Lake Michigan. You can see bare rocks and sand as you descend. Pinky-size spottail shiners swim by, shimmering in silver. When you reach the bottom, an indigenous yellow spotted molted sculpin is lying flat on its belly, flapping its boney ...

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#120111
2019-02-26

Record-Warm Oceans: How Worried Should We Be?

The world's oceans are heating up. Scientists have found that 2018 was the hottest year ever recorded for our oceans, and that they are warming even faster than previously thought.

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#120112
2019-02-26

From spiny lobsters to neon squid and sea butterflies: Nocturnal images show multi-coloured creatures that make up 'biological soup' in pitch-black depths of the Pacific Ocean

The world's oceans remain something of a mystery. And, to prove it, one photographer has revealed some of the multi-colour creatures that make up 'biological soup' in pitch-black depths of the Pacific waters near Hawaii.

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#120080
2019-02-25

The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn

Escaping predators, digestion and other animal activities—including those of humans—require oxygen. But that essential ingredient is no longer so easy for marine life to obtain, several new studies reveal.

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#120041
2019-02-21

Stopping fish bombing

Sabah, Malaysia: George Woodman’s first experience of fish bombing in Sabah—a Malaysian state in the northern part of the island of Borneo—was in 1994 during an underwater survey of the area’s renowned coral reefs.

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#120059
2019-02-21

Surfing a wave of change: Clean Seas campaign celebrates two years of action

The remote Galápagos islands offer a distressing reminder of the destructive power of our plastic addiction with horrifying images of iconic species struggling on rubbish-strewn shorelines that were for so long a byword for isolation and purity.

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