NOAA Launches New 'Low Acoustic Signature' Fishery Survey Vessel
Washington, D.C. - Sep 29, 2008 15:51 EST
NOAA today launched the fourth of a series of new fisheries survey vessels designed to study fish quietly without altering their behavior.
Moments before the ship was launched into the Escatawpa River, Bell M. Shimada was christened by her sponsor, Susan...
UAE Environmental Ministry Issues Decree To Regulate Hunting Of Sharks
United Arab Emerates - Sep 28, 2008 18:28 EST
Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, has issued a ministerial decree on bye-laws of Federal Law no. 23 of 1999 dealing with the use, protection and development of water resources in the UAE.
According to the decree,...
How Fresh Is Your Fish? Scientists Develop Rapid And Accurate Test
Reykjavik, Iceland - Sep 25, 2008 19:33 EST
Rapid and accurate detection of the bacteria that make fish go off is now possible, according to scientists in Iceland.
Eyjólfur Reynisson from Matís-Icelandic Food Research, Reykjavik, and colleagues, have developed a method that uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to...
New Marine Mammal Center Formed At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Sep 18, 2008 18:18 EST
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has announced the formation of a new center for marine mammal research and conservation studies. The center combines scientific expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, and technological innovations to address both basic questions about marine mammal behavior,...
Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks Scuba Diving Regulators Due To Drowning Hazard
Washington, D.C. - Sep 18, 2008 00:16 EST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following...
Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Extent In 2008, Second Lowest Ever Recorded
Boulder, Colorado - Sep 16, 2008 21:19 EST
The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the second-lowest extent recorded since satellite record-keeping began in 1979, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center, or...
Greenpeace: Mediterranean Tuna Management An 'International Disgrace'
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Sep 11, 2008 17:14 EST
Confirming Greenpeace's position on the crisis facing Mediterranean bluefin tuna, an independent review panel of international fisheries experts has branded the management of the fishery by government members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as...