Japanese Scientists Capture First-Ever Video of a Live Giant Squid
Tokyo, Japan - Dec 22, 2006 07:19 EST
A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live — possibly for the first time — and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.
The research team, led by Tsunemi...
Environmentalists Warn of Shark Troubles, Urge Conservation, and Make Recommendations
Shanghai, China - Nov 10, 2006 17:52 EST
Experts on shark conservation, research and management from Australia, China, Singapore, United States and United Kingdom, recently participated in the International Shark Conservation Meeting in Beijing, China.
The shark experts said many species of shark are facing a serious threat to...
Report: China's Coastline Polluted, Improving; 24% of Offshore Seawater 'Bad'
Beijing, China - Oct 15, 2006 20:55 EST
Part of China's more than 3-million-square-kilometre marine environment is suffering from pollution due to land-based activities, an investigation report released in 2005 showed.
The report said that about 24 per cent of offshore seawater quality was bad, while 67 per...
Thailand Installs Underwater Tsunami Memorial Off Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island, Thailand - Oct 11, 2006 19:58 EST
Thailand’s first underwater tsunami memorial was laid down on the seabed in Tonsai Bay, off Koh Phi Phi Don, in a ceremony on September 30.
The memorial, 1.4 kilometers offshore and at a depth of 20 meters, took about one month...
Study: Indonesia Coral Reefs Survive Tsunami But Not Cyanide Bombs
Aceh, Indonesia - Sep 27, 2006 22:33 EST
The impact of a tsunami on a coral reef is minimal in comparison to human-caused damage according to a new study published in the journal Atoll Research Bulletin.
The research, conducted less than 100 days after the massive Indian Ocean tsunami...
Philippine Locals Threaten Oil Company Boycott Over Slow Spill Clean-up Efforts
Manila, The Philippines - Sep 13, 2006 18:14 EST
Local government officials and residents have called for a boycott of the products of Petron Corporation, the country's biggest oil refinery, because of its alleged inability to clear the 5,000-gallon oil spill.
The spill in early August has destroyed livelihoods and...
Report: Philippines Oil Slick Spares 4,700 Acres of Corals
Guimaras, Philippines - Sep 10, 2006 15:46 EST
More than 47,000 hectares of hard coral in the coastal areas of southern Guimaras were found to have been spared from destruction by the oil spill, according to a team of scientists from Silliman University.
Doctor Angel Alcala, director of the...