San Francisco Conservation Groups Collaborate And Hold Events To Save Sharks
San Francisco, California - Feb 7, 2010 18:04 EST
The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education, known more commonly by its acronym "COARE", announced today, along with partner organizations Sea Stewards and WildAid, that two new shark conservation efforts would be launched at events this weekend.
As part of...
Shark Attack Study Announced: Politics Of Bite Incidents Under Review
Washington, D.C. - Feb 7, 2010 17:56 EST
Washington, D.C. lobbyist Christopher Neff will commence a doctoral program in Sydney, Australia on March 1st to study the politics of shark attacks. The first of its kind doctoral study will look at the impact of shark attacks on the...
Pair Gets Prison For Illegal Lobster Harvesting In The Florida Keys
Miami, Florida - Feb 3, 2010 18:55 EST
A federal judge said two men will each spend a year and a day in prison for illegally harvesting lobsters in the Florida Keys.
The Miami Herald said Wednesday in addition to the prison sentence, U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King...
Beaches Closed As Florida Fishermen Reel In Nearly 10-foot Hammerhead Shark
Riviera Beach, Florida - Jan 29, 2010 18:44 EST
Two fisherman caught a 9-foot-9-inch hammerhead shark along a South Florida public beach.
The fishermen, who were not identified, were fishing from shore, and they released the shark before it was weighed.
Sharks have been gathering along the beach in the annual...
Research: Seabirds' Movement Patterns Tied To What Fishermen Toss Away
Princeton, New Jersey - Jan 28, 2010 17:53 EST
Humans and human activities have clearly altered the Earth's landscape and oceans in countless ways, often to the detriment of other plants and animals. But a new report published online on January 28th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication,...
Virulent Hemorrhagic Fish Virus Identified For First Time In Lake Superior
Reston, Virginia - Jan 28, 2010 17:09 EST
For the first time, the presence of an exceptionally virulent fish virus (viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus or VHSV) has been identified in fish from Lake Superior by researchers at the Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and confirmed by scientists...
NOAA: December 2009 Global Ocean Temperature Second Warmest On Record
Washington, D.C. - Jan 28, 2010 16:42 EST
The global ocean surface temperature was the second warmest on record for December, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Based on records going back to 1880, the monthly NCDC analysis is part of the...
Scientists Launch Response Team As Florida Keys Coral Takes Lethal Hit From Cold
Summerland Key, Florida - Jan 26, 2010 22:28 EST
Sustained cold water temperatures in South Florida and the Florida Keys triggered severe coral bleaching and even coral death, alerting resource managers and prompting a coordinated assessment response from the science community. Temperatures in some nearshore areas of the Florida...