16 - 20 November 2015, Nosy Be, Madagascar
13 - 16 October 2015, Swakopmund, Namibia
The false catshark is just one of several dozen shark species found off Scotland's coast for the first time this year.
A new report documents all of the fishes that live in the Salish Sea. In total, 253 fish species have been recorded, and that’s about 14 percent more than in the last count.
Eighty fur seals have been found stranded or dead on California's coast so far this year, eight times more than normal, scientists said.
Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JG8/5006 (2015-113)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; relevant organizations; indigenous peoples and local communities
A submarine glider and an autonomous surface vehicle are being used by the National Oceanography Center (NOC) to work together to better understand why marine animals are attracted to a biodiversity hotspot in the Celtic Sea.
Fully-protected marine area will cover 620,000 km2 in the seas north-east of New Zealand in the Kermadec region, reports Stuff.co.nz
28 - 30 September 2015, Apia, Samoa
Scientists devised a new methodology for measuring how and when ocean predators consume prey, and identified the Pacific bluefin's favorite hot spots, information that can inform conservation strategies.
The Wadden Sea in Europe is a vast coastal wetland comprising tidal flats, islands, salt marshes and other habitats. It stretches over 450 km along the North Sea coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark and at almost 10,000 square kilometres, it is one of the largest wetlands in the world.
After years of reduced fishing, cod numbers have risen above dangerously low levels – but conservationists say don’t rush to the chippie just yet.
GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- According to NASA satellite data, phytoplankton populations are shrinking. Diatoms, the largest and most common form of the plant-like microorganisms, have declined 1 percent per year from 1998 to 2012.
CAIRNS, Australia, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Researchers at Australia's James Cook University have found a cheap and readily available antidote for the plague of reef-eating starfish invading the Great Barrier Reef.
Since seabirds rely on healthy oceans to feed and thrive, scientists consider them excellent indicators of the marine ecosystem’s health
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is still being damaged by the effects of climate change and farming, a report says. It says efforts to improve water quality are falling far short of the targets that have been set.
The tragedy of the commons is thriving in our oceans. A fisherman aiming to maximize profit or provide for his family contributes to over-harvesting. A community looking to cut costs turns a blind eye to wastes entering coastal waters.
The overall condition of the Great Barrier Reef's inshore marine environment remains poor, the latest report card has shown.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The World Wildlife Federation is once again sounding the alarm on the health of the world's oceans.
WWF says we risk losing species critical to human food security unless action is taken to halt overfishing and other threats to marine life