NOAA Begins National Survey Of The Economic Contributions Of Saltwater Angling
Silver Spring, Maryland - Feb 22, 2011 18:22 EST
NOAA is again surveying saltwater anglers across the nation to update and improve estimates of the overall economic contributions of saltwater recreational fishing to the U.S. economy.
"The money that millions of recreational anglers spend on fishing trips each year...
Archaeologists: Irish Medieval Fishing Site Will Be 'Lost To The Tide'
Dublin, Ireland - Feb 18, 2011 22:47 EST
One of Europe's best preserved medieval fishing structures located on the Fergus Estuary in County Clare, Ireland, will be washed away by tidal flows before archaeologists can reveal its secrets.
A team of University College Dublin archaeologists who have been visiting...
Scientists: First Identification Of Endocrine Disruptors In Algae Blooms
Plymouth, United Kingdom - Feb 16, 2011 22:16 EST
Scientists are reporting for the first time that previously unrecognized substances released by algae blooms have the potential to act as endocrine disruptors, which can interfere with the normal activity of reproductive hormones. The effect is not caused by microcystin...
Scientists Trial Ocean Temperature Forecasts For Aussie Fish Farms
Canberra, Australia - Feb 16, 2011 18:48 EST
While land farmers have used seasonal forecasting for nearly a decade, marine farmers in south-east Australia have sought the technology for a region identified as a climate change hotspot, with rates of ocean warming up to four times the global...
Study: Predictor Says 1/3 Of Coral Reef Fish At Risk Extinction
Townsville, Queensland - Feb 15, 2011 21:56 EST
More than a third of coral reef fish species are in jeopardy of local extinction from the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, a new scientific study has found. (Local extinction refers to the loss of species from individual...
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...