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 -...
Scientists: CO2-Chomping Microbes Battling For Ocean Iron
Victoria, Australia - Jan 24, 2011 20:47 EST
Australian, Belgian and New Zealand scientists have expanded our understanding of the way phytoplankton take up scarce iron in the ocean – a process that regulates ocean food chains from the bottom up and helps remove up to 40 per...
New Species Of Crustacean Discovered In The El Cachucho Marine Protected Area
Madrid, Spain - Jan 20, 2011 14:24 EST
Researchers at the Spanish Intitute of Oceanography (IEO) have described a new species to science, the third species described to date in the El Cachucho Marine Protected Area. After scientific community acceptance of the isopod Haplomesus longiramus and the amphipod...
Study: Sharks May Be Colorblind; 'Yum, Yum Yellow' A Myth?
Perth, Australia - Jan 18, 2011 17:50 EST
New research on how sharks see may help to prevent attacks on humans and assist in the design of fishing gear that may reduce shark bycatch in long-line fisheries.
The joint study between researchers at The University of Western Australia and...
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...