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Research: Involvement Of Locals Important In Marine Park Success; 'There Is A Lot Of Ocean Out There To Patrol'
Townsville, Queensland - Feb 22, 2010 20:38 EST

The involvement of locals is a key ingredient in the success of marine parks which protect coral reefs and fish stocks. The largest-scale study to date of how coastal communities influence successful outcomes in marine reserves has found that human population...
 
Researcher: Damage To Threatened Gulf Of California Habitats Can Be Reversed With 'Reduced Fishing Activity'
San Diego, California - Feb 21, 2010 16:07 EST

Once described by Jacques Cousteau as the "world's aquarium," the marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California are under threat. Destructive new fishing methods are depleting the sea's habitats, creating areas that are ghosts of their former existences (see Scripps...
 
Study: Ocean Geoengineering Scheme No Easy Fix For Global Warming; 'There Remain Many Uncertainties'
Southampton, UK - Feb 20, 2010 18:36 EST

Pumping nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean to boost algal growth in sunlit surface waters and draw carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere has been touted as a way of ameliorating global warming. However, a new study led by...
 
Japanese Whalers: Sea Shepherd Engages In Repeated 'Desperado' Attacks
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 18, 2010 19:07 EST

Japanese research whalers in the Antarctic have come under repeated attacks by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society over the last two days. The Japanese researchers said the activists approached the Nisshin Maru and repeatedly shot acid and paint projectiles....
 
Florida Bans All Recreational And Commercial Harvesting Of Lemon Sharks; 'Susceptible To Overharvest'
Tallahassee, Florida - Feb 18, 2010 18:02 EST

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a rule Thursday to prohibit all recreational and commercial harvest of lemon sharks from Florida waters. The FWC took this action to protect lemon sharks, because they have a high potential...
 
Research: Dolphins' Health Shed Light On Human And Ocean Health; An Important 'Sentinel Species'
Washington, D.C. - Feb 18, 2010 17:55 EST

A panel of governmental, academic and non-profit scientists speaking today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) unveiled research suggesting that diseases found in dolphins are similar to human diseases and can provide...
 
Research: Dolphins’ Health Shed Light On Human And Ocean Health; An Important ‘sentinel Species’
Washington, D.C. - Feb 18, 2010 17:55 EST

A panel of governmental, academic and non-profit scientists speaking today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) unveiled research suggesting that diseases found in dolphins are similar to human diseases and can provide...
 
Japanese: Sea Shepherd Attempts To Foul Prop Of Nisshin Maru, Repeats 'Foolhardy Actions'
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 16, 2010 22:59 EST

Japan’s Antarctic whale research (JARPA II) mother ship Nisshin Maru is being subjected to another hawser attack by the Dutch-registered vessel Steve Irwin. The hawser aims to disable the rudder and propeller of the Nisshin Maru. From around 08:00JST (1200hrs NZDT; 1000hrs...
 
Study: Coral Loss Slowed, Reversed By Marine Protected Areas; 'Cumulative Effects Could Be Substantial'
Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Feb 16, 2010 21:41 EST

A new worldwide study shows marine protected areas (MPAs), underwater parks where fishing and other potentially harmful activities are regulated, provide an added bonus – helping coral reef ecosystems ward off and recover from threats to their health. Researchers also found...
 
Governments Agree To Protect Endangered Sharks Under Un-Backed Treaty; 'A Decisive Step Forward'
Manila, The Philippines - Feb 16, 2010 21:26 EST

A landmark agreement to protect shark species threatened with extinction was reached today by over 100 countries signed up to a United Nations-supported wildlife treaty, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The 113 countries that are party to the UNEP-administered...
 
Whale Wars: Sea Shepherd Activist Boards Japanese Vessel In Attempted Citizen's Arrest
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 15, 2010 20:53 EST

In another strange twist to the on-going battle between Japanese research whalers and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, activist Peete Bethune boarded the Japanese vessel Shonan Maru 2 in an attempt to make a citizen's arrest of the vessel's captain,...
 
NOAA To Review Status Of 82 Species Of Threatened Coral 'All Linked To Human-caused Greenhouse Gas Emissions'
Washington, D.C. - Feb 12, 2010 17:30 EST

NOAA’s Fisheries Service today announced the agency will evaluate the status of 82 species of stony coral that the Center for Biological Diversity has asked to be listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The center said that...
 
Research: Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Possibly Triggered By Ocean Waves Thousands Of Miles Away
San Diego, California - Feb 12, 2010 17:27 EST

Depicting a cause-and-effect scenario that spans thousands of miles, a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California - San Diego and his collaborators discovered that ocean waves originating along the Pacific coasts of North and South...
 
Whale Wars: Three Japanese Sailors Injured By Sea Shepherd 'Piracy'
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 11, 2010 19:14 EST

Japanese research whalers in the Antarctic have accused the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society of injuring three sailors with acid from projectiles launched against the Shonan Maru No. 2. The text of Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research press release follows: Japan’s Antarctic whale...
 
Researcher: Inner Workings Of The Trigger Fish Eye Examined; Double Cones For Color Vision 'Solves A Centuries Old Mystery'
Queensland, Australia - Feb 11, 2010 18:19 EST

Most people wouldn't give a second thought to the inner workings of the fish eye. But research by University of Queensland scientists is unlocking the secrets hidden behind these fishy lenses. Professor Justin Marshall, and colleagues from the Sensory Neurobiology...
 
Researchers: Carbonate Veins Reveal Chemistry Of Ancient Seawater; 'A Major Challenge For Earth Scientists'
Southampton, UK - Feb 11, 2010 17:52 EST

The chemical composition of our oceans is not constant but has varied significantly over geological time. In a study published this week in Science, researchers describe a novel method for reconstructing past ocean chemistry using calcium carbonate veins that precipitate...
 
Research: Single-celled Creature Tackles The Challenge Of Homebuilding Beyond The Abyss
Southampto, UK - Feb 11, 2010 17:47 EST

Evidence from the Challenger Deep-– the deepest surveyed point in the world's oceans-– suggests that tiny single-celled creatures called foraminifera living at extreme depths of more than ten kilometres build their homes using material that sinks down from near the...
 
Ride Of The Valkyries: Japanese Whalers Claim Sea Shepherd Harasses The Nisshin Maru With Classical Music
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 9, 2010 19:04 EST

Over the last day, Japanese research whalers in the Antarctic were subjected to a variety of harassing activities from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. With Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” blaring from large loudspeakers and water firing from a...
 
Researcher Creates 'Boutique' Fish Farms For Ugandans To Combat Lake Victoria's Depleted Fish Supplies
Jerusalem, Israel - Feb 9, 2010 17:27 EST

In a unique project to combat depleted fish supplies in Lake Victoria, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Makerere University in Kampala, have established 'boutique' fish farms in small villages around the Lake's shore in Uganda. Predators Local fishermen...
 
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...
 
Whale Wars: Japanese Whalers Claim Antiwhaling Ship Bob Barker Rammed The Yushin Maru No. 3
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 7, 2010 17:43 EST

Japanese research whalers in the Antarctic have accused the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society of ramming the Yushin Maru No. 3. The Japanese researchers said the activists approached the Yushin Maru No. 3 to throw bottles containing butyric acid...
 
A Scientific Milestone: Mexico’s First Artificial Insemination Dolphin Birth
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico - Feb 5, 2010 18:12 EST

One of the world’s rare sex-selected zoological species, a Pacific bottlenose dolphin, was born Dec 4th, 2009 at the Dolphin Adventure Center, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. The birth represents the first calf in Mexico to be born after using sperm sexing and...
 
A Sea Lion Goes Back To The Ocean: Happy Ending After Being Entangled In Fishing Line Then Rescued
Sausalito, California - Feb 5, 2010 17:07 EST

After nearly three weeks and 20 rescue attempts, an adult male California sea lion with a tight fishing line entanglement around his neck and mouth was released back to the ocean at Rodeo Beach north of San Francisco today by...
 
UN: Whales, Dolphins And Porpoises Suffer High Death Rate As By-catch In Fishing Nets
Bonn, Germany - Feb 4, 2010 16:36 EST

Toothed whales are currently suffering from a major threat which is unsustainable loss from by-catch in fishery operations. For 86% of all toothed whale species, entanglement and death in gillnets, traps, weirs, purse seines, longlines and trawls poses a major...
 
Research: Water Movements Can Shape Fish Evolution; 'We Had Never Simulated Anything Living Before'
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Feb 4, 2010 14:44 EST

Researchers from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology have found that the hydrodynamic environment of fish can shape their physical form and swimming style. The research, available on the Journal of Experimental Biology Web site, was sponsored by the...
 
Expert: Increasingly Acidic Oceans Reveal Further Impacts Of Climate Change; 'It Is Incontrovertible'
Birmingham, Alabama - Feb 4, 2010 14:21 EST

The increasing acidity of the world's oceans – and that acidity's growing threat to marine species – are definitive proof that the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is causing climate change is also negatively affecting the marine environment, says world-renowned Antarctic...
 
Research: Egg Disinfectant Shown To Prevent Transmission Of Devastating Viral Hemorrhagic Fish Disease
Reston, Virginia - Feb 3, 2010 19:07 EST

A disinfection solution presently used for salmon eggs also prevents transmission of the virus that causes viral hemorrhagic septicemia or VHS -- one of the most dangerous viral diseases of fish -- in other hatchery-reared fish eggs, according to new...
 
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...
 
Research: 'Primordial Soup' Not The Origin Of Life; Hydrothermal Vents 'Kick-started Early Life'
Düsseldorf, Germany - Feb 3, 2010 16:37 EST

For 80 years it has been accepted that early life began in a 'primordial soup' of organic molecules before evolving out of the oceans millions of years later. Today the 'soup' theory has been over turned in a pioneering paper...
 
Kiwi Scientist To Attempt Record For Rearing Deep-Sea Squid In Captivity; 'One Step Closer To The End Game'
Auckland, New Zealand - Feb 2, 2010 21:03 EST

New Zealand scientist Dr Steve O’Shea, well known for his study of giant squid, is attempting to break his own world record for keeping deep sea squid alive in captivity, as a warm up to his goal of one day...
 
UN Turns To Forensic Science To Help Combat Illegal Fishing; 'We Need To Push The Envelope'
Rome, Italy - Feb 1, 2010 21:38 EST

Forensic science, more often associated with solving murders in prime time television crime series, is now helping the United Nations fight illegal fishing, fraudulent product substitution and false documentation that not only cheat consumers but also endanger fish stocks and...
 
Rotting Fish Heads: Novel Studies Of Decomposition Shed New Light On Our Earliest Fossil Ancestry
Leicester, U.K. - Jan 31, 2010 19:28 EST

Decaying corpses are usually the domain of forensic scientists, but palaeontologists have discovered that studying rotting fish sheds new light on our earliest ancestry. The researchers, from the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester, devised a new method...
 
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...
 
Scientists: Iron-rich Soil May Feed Algae Blooms; 'Sometimes The Balance Is Upset'
Brisbane, Australia - Jan 29, 2010 18:36 EST

Australia's own distinctive red soils could play a part in the formation of the stinking swathes of blue-green algae often shoveled off east coast beaches in summer. A QUT team of scientists is taking an in-depth look at how iron, which...
 
Conservation Groups Sue U.S. Navy To Halt Training Near Endangered Whales; 'Playing Russian Roulette'
Plymouth, Massachusetts - Jan 28, 2010 19:03 EST

WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, has teamed with US based conservation groups today challenged the U.S. Navy’s decision to build its $100 million Undersea Warfare Training Range next to the only known calving ground for the critically endangered...
 
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...
 
Study: Maximum Height Of Extreme Waves Up Dramatically In Pacific Northwest; Re-evaluating '100-year Events'
Corvallis, Oregon - Jan 28, 2010 16:58 EST

A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a "100-year event" might be, and the new findings raise special concerns for flooding, coastal erosion and structural...
 
Researcher: Sea Level Has Been Rising And Falling Over The Last 2,500 Years; Fluctuations 'Nothing New Under The Sun'
Haifa, Israel - Jan 28, 2010 16:51 EST

The sea level in Israel has been rising and falling over the past 2,500 years, with a one-meter difference between the highest and lowest levels, most of the time below the present-day level. This has been shown in a new...
 



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