Snookered: Employees At Four Florida Restaurants Cited For Buying Illegal Fish
Tallahassee, Florida - Feb 8, 2011 21:49 EST
Five employees at four Palm Beach County restaurants face misdemeanor charges as a result of a five-month investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) into the illegal buying and selling of saltwater fish.
Working on information obtained by...
NOAA, Partners, Launch New Website Highlighting African-American Maritime Heritage; 'Rich, Untold History'
Silver Spring, Maryland - Feb 8, 2011 21:31 EST
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, in partnership with Murrain Associates, Inc., and the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), today launched Voyage to Discovery, a new website and education initiative highlighting untold stories of African-Americans and the sea....
Pollutants In Aquifers May Threaten Future Of Mexico's Fast-Growing 'Riviera Maya'
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo - Feb 6, 2011 16:35 EST
Pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, shampoo, toothpaste, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants infiltrate the giant aquifer under Mexico's "Riviera Maya," research shows.
The wastes contaminate a vast labyrinth of water-filled caves under the popular tourist destination on the Yucatan...
90% Lost: New Survey Reveals Oysters At Risk Around The World
Reston, Virginia - Feb 3, 2011 09:56 EST
A new, wide-ranging survey that compares the past and present condition of oyster reefs around the globe finds that more than 90 percent of former reefs have been lost in most of the "bays" and ecoregions where the prized molluscs...
Unprecedented: Canadian Tourist Attacked By Shark In Cancun
Cancun, Quintana Roo - Jan 31, 2011 21:19 EST
Nicole Ruth, a Canadian tourist, has been bitten by a shark off the beach of the Royal Park hotel in Cancun.
Local police say the attack, which they deemed unusual and unprecedented, occurred around noon on Monday.
Research Explores Use Mining Of By-Products To Reduce Algal Blooms
Perth, Western Australia - Jan 30, 2011 17:14 EST
A joint project between CSIRO and the Western Australian Department of Water investigated a range of mining industry by-product materials, which are currently unused, to determine whether they could instead be used to filter nutrients from natural waters or to...
Northern Mariana Islands Passes Shark Fin Ban Legislation
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas Islands - Jan 27, 2011 15:46 EST
WildAid and Sharksavers congratulate Governor Fitial and the Legislature of the Northern Mariana Islands for passage of anti shark fin legislation.
In the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Governor Benigno Fitial today signed into law an important bill -...