NOAA To Work With Six Nations To Address Illegal, Unreported, And Unregulated Fishing
Silver Spring, Maryland - Jan 12, 2011 20:00 EST
NOAA today submitted a report to Congress identifying six nations – Colombia, Ecuador, Italy, Panama, Portugal, and Venezuela – whose fishing vessels engaged in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in 2009 and/or 2010.
This opens the way for continued...
Research: Pterygotid Sea Scorpions Not The Terror Of Ancient Seas
Buffalo, New York - Dec 23, 2010 19:41 EST
Experiments by a team of researchers in New York and New Jersey have generated evidence that questions the common belief that the pterygotid eurypterids ("sea scorpions") were high-level predators in the Paleozoic oceans. This group, which ranged the seas from...
Research: Entire Dolphin Families Being Wiped Out By Fishing Nets
New York, New York - Dec 22, 2010 15:45 EST
Dolphins along coast of Argentina could experience a significant loss of genetic diversity because some of the animals that accidentally die when tangled in fishing nets are related. According to a new genetic analysis published this week in the journal...
Sharm El-Sheikh Shark Attacks: Update From Shark Experts
Los Angeles, California - Dec 18, 2010 13:50 EST
The following is a preliminary report from the Global Shark Attack File, a consortium of shark experts from around the world:
Between November 30 and December 5, 2010 there were 5 unprovoked shark attacks reported from Sharm El-Shiekh, Egypt. Following these...
Seaweed: The New Trend In Water Purification; 'A High-Value, Good-Tasting, Biosecure Product'
Storrs, Connecticut - Dec 14, 2010 19:22 EST
Charles Yarish is, by his own definition, a seaweed enthusiast. Over his 35-year career, the Stamford professor of ecology and evolutionary biology has followed his marine algae instincts around the world, studying seaweeds' relationships, their physiology, and their interactions with...
Engineers Calculate Tidal Energy Turbines' Effects On Sediments And Fish
Seattle, Washington - Dec 13, 2010 16:52 EST
The emerging tidal-energy industry is spawning another in its shadow: tidal-energy monitoring. Little is known about tidal turbines' environmental effects and environmentalists, regulators and turbine manufacturers all need more data to allow the industry to grow.
Engineers at the University...
Experts: Climate Change May Be Increasing Toxins Poisoning Caribbean Fish
Gainsville, Florida - Dec 10, 2010 18:32 EST
Global climate change may contribute to an increase in toxins that poison Caribbean fish and the people who eat the seafood, according to experts meeting this week in the Virgin Islands.
Preliminary findings from other parts of the world suggest that...