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Harmful Algae: Scientists Unlock Some Mysteries Behind Florida's Red Tide In 5-Year Study
Miami, Florida - Nov 12, 2014 22:15 EST

Last month, researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) published new findings on Florida's red tide organism, Karenia brevis, in a special issue of the scientific journal Harmful Algae. This publication is the culmination of an unprecedented...
 
Fish 'Personality' Linked To Vulnerability To Angling; Cautious Live Another Day
Joensuu, Finland - Oct 29, 2014 23:11 EST

Individual differences in moving activity in a novel environment are linked to individual differences in vulnerability to angling, according to an experimental study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute. The study...
 
Ignoring International Limits, U.S. Expands Fishing For Declining Bigeye Tuna; 'These Tuna Pay The Price'
Honolulu, Hawaii - Oct 28, 2014 22:50 EST

The National Marine Fisheries Service today issued regulations allowing Hawaii-based longline fishermen to ignore international agreements and continue fishing for bigeye tuna after reaching the cap allowed for U.S. fishing vessels. Highly valued for sushi, bigeye tuna has been increasingly...
 
Research: BOFFFS—Big, Old, Fat, Fertile, Female Fish—Sustain Fisheries
Manoa, Hawaii - Oct 24, 2014 21:09 EST

Recreational fishermen prize large trophy fish. Commercial fishing gear targets big fish. After all, larger fish feed the egos of humans as well as their bellies. A new compilation of research from around the world now shows that big, old, fat,...
 
Top Marine Scientists Call For Action On 'Invisible' Fisheries; 'Small But Cumulatively, It's Massive'
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Oct 23, 2014 20:09 EST

To protect our oceans from irreversible harm, governments, conservationists, and researchers around the world must address the enormous threat posed by unregulated and destructive fisheries, say top marine scientists. In an article published today in Science, Prof. Amanda Vincent of Project...
 
Americas Newswire...
Harmful Algae: Scientists Unlock Some Mysteries Behind Florida's Red Tide In 5-Year Study
Miami, Florida - Nov 12, 2014 22:15 EST

Last month, researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) published new findings on Florida's red tide organism, Karenia brevis, in a special issue of the scientific journal Harmful Algae. This publication is the culmination of an unprecedented...
 
Ignoring International Limits, U.S. Expands Fishing For Declining Bigeye Tuna; 'These Tuna Pay The Price'
Honolulu, Hawaii - Oct 28, 2014 22:50 EST

The National Marine Fisheries Service today issued regulations allowing Hawaii-based longline fishermen to ignore international agreements and continue fishing for bigeye tuna after reaching the cap allowed for U.S. fishing vessels. Highly valued for sushi, bigeye tuna has been increasingly...
 
Research: BOFFFS—Big, Old, Fat, Fertile, Female Fish—Sustain Fisheries
Manoa, Hawaii - Oct 24, 2014 21:09 EST

Recreational fishermen prize large trophy fish. Commercial fishing gear targets big fish. After all, larger fish feed the egos of humans as well as their bellies. A new compilation of research from around the world now shows that big, old, fat,...
 
Top Marine Scientists Call For Action On 'Invisible' Fisheries; 'Small But Cumulatively, It's Massive'
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Oct 23, 2014 20:09 EST

To protect our oceans from irreversible harm, governments, conservationists, and researchers around the world must address the enormous threat posed by unregulated and destructive fisheries, say top marine scientists. In an article published today in Science, Prof. Amanda Vincent of Project...
 
Engineers Develop Breath-Test Device For Dolphin Health; 'Explosive Breathers'
Davis, California - Oct 16, 2014 00:27 EST

More than just "fish breath": Engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new device for collecting dolphin breath for analysis, which could make it easier to check the marine animals' health and be used in studying dolphin...
 
Europe Newswire...
Fish 'Personality' Linked To Vulnerability To Angling; Cautious Live Another Day
Joensuu, Finland - Oct 29, 2014 23:11 EST

Individual differences in moving activity in a novel environment are linked to individual differences in vulnerability to angling, according to an experimental study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute. The study...
 
Research: Dolphins Can Sense Magnetic Fields
Rennes, France - Sep 30, 2014 00:48 EST

Add dolphins to the list of magnetosensitive animals, French researchers say. Dolphins are indeed sensitive to magnetic stimuli, as they behave differently when swimming near magnetized objects. So says Dorothee Kremers and her colleagues at Ethos unit of the Université...
 
European Street Artists Stand Up Against Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling; 'Fuel-Greedy, Subsidy-Dependent Fishing Vessels'
London, England - Jul 14, 2014 20:55 EST

Today, while the Council of European Fisheries Ministers is meeting in Brussels, six renowned street artists will perform live and simultaneously across Europe to call on Member States to take the will of European citizens into consideration and to adopt...
 
Cod Bones Reveal 13th Century Origin Of Global Fish Trade; 'Local Fishing Could No Longer Keep Up'
London, England - May 27, 2014 20:10 EST

London's international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity. The research, led by archaeologists from UCL, Cambridge and UCLan, provides new insight into the medieval fish...
 
Study: Turtle Migration Directly Influenced By Ocean Drift Experiences As Hatchlings
Southampton, England. - May 16, 2014 17:26 EST

New research has found that adult sea-turtle migrations and their selection of feeding sites are directly influenced by their past experiences as little hatchlings adrift in ocean currents. When they breed, adult sea turtles return to the beach where they were...
 
Asia Newswire...
Researchers: Whales May Turn Down Their Hearing Sensitivity When Warned Of An Impending Loud Noise
Tokyo,Japan - May 8, 2012 18:10 EST

Toothed whales navigate through sometimes dark and murky waters by emitting clicks and then interpreting the pattern of sound that bounces back. The animals' hearing can pick up faint echoes, but that sensitivity can be a liability around loud noises....
 
Scientists: 'Dolphin Speaker' To Enhance Study Of Dolphin Vocalizations And Acoustics
Tokyo, Japan - May 8, 2012 18:00 EST

Dolphins rely on the combination of a variety of vocalizations and vastly better acoustic abilities than humans to communicate with each other or to detect their surroundings and prey in the dark sea. To gain new insights into how dolphins...
 
Professor Uses New Supercomputer Model To Accurately Predict 2012 Seasonal Climate Patterns
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 1, 2012 19:52 EST

Professor Toshio Yamagata, Dean of University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science and Head of the Application Laboratory of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), has announced seasonal climate predictions for 2012 which are strongly influenced by only...
 
Whale Wars: Japan Whaling Fleet Obstructed By Sea Shepherd Activists
Tokyo, Japan - Jan 5, 2012 19:19 EST

Japan's fisheries agency reported today that Sea Shepherd activists have interrupted the hunt for whales for the first time this season. The text of Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research press release follows: On 4 January the Yushin Maru No. 3...
 
Greenpeace And Palau Bust Pirates In Palau Shark Sanctuary; 'Occurring On A Daily Basis'
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Dec 8, 2011 22:34 EST

Palauan fisheries officials have boarded and detained a Taiwanese fishing vessel suspected of illegal fishing activities during a joint patrol with Greenpeace of the Pacific Island nation's exclusive economic zone. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza and the Palauan patrol boat, PSS President...
 
Australia / New Zealand Newswire...
Investigation: Beached Great White Shark Likely Choked To Death On Sea Lion
Perth, Western Australia - Jul 17, 2014 08:44 EST

The Western Australia Department of Fisheries has concluded its investigation into the death of a White shark found washed ashore at Coronation Beach, about 28 kilometers north of Geraldton earlier this week. Principal Research Scientist Dr Rory McAuley says the four-meter...
 
301 Australian And International Scientists: No Evidence That Drum Lines Reduce Shark Attacks; 'Sharkocide'
Sydney, Australia - Jul 4, 2014 17:33 EST

Over 300 experts have today provided their submission to the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), rejecting the scientific grounds for the proposed three-year drum-line program. Coordinating scientist, Professor Jessica Meeuwig from the University of Western Australia said: "To...
 
Researcher Predicts The Motion Of The Ocean; 'Once Generated, (waves) Propagate By Themselves'
Canberra, Australia - Nov 7, 2013 20:11 EST

ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, has just published research that will help you every morning with the surf report. Research led by the Vice-Chancellor will allow oceanographers and meteorologists to better predict the rate at which ocean swells decay, or...
 
Study: Caribbean Fish Can't See Lionfish; 'Practically Unstoppable'
Queensland, Australia - Oct 17, 2013 21:16 EST

A spiny, toxic and beautiful member of the world's coral reef communities, the Red Lionfish is invisible to the small fish it likes to eat. A new study by James Cook University scientists Oona Lönnstedt and Professor Mark McCormick suggests this...
 
Study: 'Harmless' Fukushima Radioactive Plume To Reach United States In 3 Years
Sydney, Australia - Aug 29, 2013 19:15 EST

The radioactive ocean plume from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the shores of the US within three years from the date of the incident but is likely to be harmless according to new paper in the journal...
 
Africa Newswire...
Survey: South African 'Pride' In Great White Sharks Unchanged After Attacks; Public 'Not Panicked'
Cape Town, South Africa - Jul 24, 2012 18:47 EST

The first survey conducted before and after a shark attack has found that public support for great white sharks was virtually unchanged. The academic journal Marine Policy published the results online this week in a paper by two University of...
 
Tour Of South Africa's 'Shark Route' Launched; Top Scientists, Photographers, Divers To Guide Trips
Mossel Bay, South Africa - Nov 28, 2011 18:15 EST

Oceans Discovery has launched the first ever shark route along the coasts of Southern Africa, home to diverse and abundant shark populations and some of the most incredible ocean ecosystems our world has to offer. The shark route...
 
Into The Deep Unknown: Scientists On A Mission To Explore Underwater Mountains In The Indian Ocean
Cape Town, South Africa - Nov 7, 2011 19:59 EST

Top marine scientists from around the world are setting off on a six-week cruise on board the RRS James Cook today to explore underwater mountains – or seamounts – of the southwest Indian Ocean Ridge. Their main focus will be...
 
Canoer Survives Encounter With Shark Off Reunion Island; Fifth Attack Of The Year
SAINT-GILLES, Reunion - Oct 5, 2011 19:06 EST

A canoer was attacked by a shark off the western shore of Reunion, a French island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. Jean-Pierre Castellani, 51, was unharmed though shaken by the encounter. This is the fifth...
 
French Bodyboarding Champion Missing, Presumed Dead After Shark Attack Off Reunion Island; Fourth Attack In 2011
Saint-Paul, Reunion Island - Sep 20, 2011 12:19 EST

Mathieu Schiller, age 38, former champion bodyboarder, was reported missing and presumed dead after being attacked by a shark off the island of Reunion. The latest attack is the second deadly shark encounter at Boucan-Canot, a top tourist beach...
 
Caribbean Newswire...
Dr. Guy Harvey Inducted Into The 2013 International Scuba Diving Hall Of Fame
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Nov 15, 2013 17:20 EST

Dr. Guy Harvey, a renown marine wildlife artist and conservationist, joined an elite group of scuba diving legends this week in Grand Cayman where he was inducted into the sport's hall of fame. The honor came as Dr. Harvey marks...
 
Study: Longline Fishery In Costa Rica Kills Thousands Of Sea Turtles And Sharks
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Oct 2, 2013 23:47 EST

The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica's longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish. These findings and more,...
 
Guy Harvey Launches Petition Drive To Protect Stingrays; 'Affects Every Single Person In The Cayman Islands'
The Cayman Islands - Oct 16, 2012 22:48 EST

Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey is leading a petition drive calling on the government of the Cayman Islands to immediately put the National Conservation Law into effect, ensuring the safety and protection of all stingrays in the...
 
Study: Declines In Caribbean Coral Reefs Pre-Date Damage Resulting From 'Climate Change'
San Diego, California - Apr 1, 2012 17:10 EST

The decline of Caribbean coral reefs has been linked to the recent effects of human-induced climate change. However, new research led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego suggests an even earlier cause. The bad news...
 
Dive Legend Neal Watson Re-Elected President Of The Bahamas Diving Association
The Bahamas - Jan 24, 2012 20:11 EST

Dive legend and businessman Neal Watson has been re-elected for another two-year term as president of the Bahamas Diving Association. Stuart Cove, owner of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas in Nassau and Stuart Cove's Tiger Beach Safaris on Grand Bahama...
 
Middle East Newswire...
Israeli Scientists Discover Why Soft Corals Have Unique Pulsating Motion; 'Siestas' Remain Unexplained
Jerusalem, Israel - Apr 23, 2013 23:26 EST

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have discovered why Heteroxenia corals pulsate. Their work, which resolves an old scientific mystery, appears in the current issue of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of...
 
Oceana Applauds ICCAT Decision To Protect Vulnerable Silky Sharks; Frowns On 'Half-Hearted' Swordfish Protections
Istanbul, Turkey - Nov 19, 2011 19:03 EST

Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world's oceans, applauded the 22nd Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) today for establishing new protections for silky sharks, the shark species...
 
Researchers Discover Freshwater Springs And New Life-Forms In The Dead Sea
Beersheba, Israel - Sep 21, 2011 19:17 EST

Ben-Gurion University researchers announced today that they have discovered deep springs on the floor of the Dead Sea, which provide fresh water to the rapidly dwindling lake. Meanwhile, a parallel study by German researchers has found new forms of life...
 
Researchers: Soft Coral Builds Strong Reefs, Key To Health Of Oceans
Tel Aviv, Israel - Aug 16, 2011 23:03 EST

Scientists have long believed soft corals, one of the many endangered elements of marine life, are only minor contributors to the structure of coral reefs. But that's not true, says new research from Tel Aviv University — and the preservation...
 
Researchers Discover How Mercury Gets Into Fish We Eat: Oxidation
Jerusalem, Israel - Feb 28, 2011 21:10 EST

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the US have discovered the mechanism whereby dangerous mercury eventually finds its way into the fish we eat from the open seas and oceans. The researchers, Prof. Menachem Luria from the Fredy...
 
World Newswire...
Research: Antarctic Krill Provide Potent Carbon Sink in Southern Ocean; Counteracts 35 Million Cars
British Antarctic Survey, Antartica - Jul 19, 2006 21:35 EST

Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Scarborough Centre of Coastal Studies at the University of Hull discovered that rather than doing so once per 24 hours, Antarctic krill 'parachute' from the ocean surface to deeper layers several times during...
 
Scientists: Unprecedented Number of Walrus Calves Stranded by Melting Sea Ice
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Apr 13, 2006 18:19 EST

Scientists have reported an unprecedented number of unaccompanied and possibly abandoned walrus calves in the Arctic Ocean, where melting sea ice may be forcing mothers to abandon their pups as the mothers follow the rapidly retreating ice edge north. Nine lone...
 
Two new lakes found beneath Antarctic ice sheet; could contain unique ecosystems
Lake Vostok, Antarctica - Jan 30, 2006 00:00 EST

Lying beneath more than two miles of Antarctic ice, Lake Vostok may be the best-known and largest subglacial lake in the world, but it is not alone down there. Scientists have identified more than 145 other lakes trapped under the...
 
Research: El Nino events affect whale breeding
South Atlantic - Jan 11, 2006 00:00 EST

New research shows that global climate processes are affecting southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) in the South Atlantic. A thirty-year study by an international team of scientists found a strong relationship between breeding success of whales in the South Atlantic...
 
Global Warming Can Trigger Extreme Ocean, Climate Changes
San Diego, California - Jan 4, 2006 00:00 EST

New research produced by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, helps illustrate how global warming caused by greenhouse gases can quickly disrupt ocean processes and lead to drastic climatological, biological and other important...
 
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