Shark Conspiracies: Misclassification Of Shark Attacks Continues; What's Next?
San Diego, California - Sep 4, 2008 15:13 EST
The September, 2008, episode of Shark Conspiracies is now available for free download. Shark Conspiracies explores shark sightings and attacks in a new way, by exposing the cover-ups and misinformation sometimes generated from tourism and conservation interests. Shark Conspiracies...
Sixty-nine Nations Adopt Guidelines To Protect Fish Species; 'A Breakthrough'
New York, New York - Sep 3, 2008 18:36 EST
Two years of negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new international guidelines to limit the impact of fishing on fragile deep sea fish species and habitats, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.
Managing deep sea fisheries...
Researchers: Shipwreck Fuels Invasion Of Unwanted Species; 'Mystery'
Honolulu, Hawaii - Aug 20, 2008 19:39 EST
Shipwrecks on coral reefs may increase invasion of unwanted species, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. These unwanted species can completely overtake the reef and eliminate all the native coral, dramatically decreasing the diversity of marine organisms on...
Angler Lands Record 1,228-pound Blue Marlin Off Carolina Coast
Morehead City, North Carolina - Aug 18, 2008 17:34 EST
A 34-year state record fell Friday with the catch of a 1,228 pound, 8 ounce blue marlin off Oregon Inlet.
Trey Irvine of Weston, Fla., landed the gigantic fish, which measured 179.5 inches total length (tip of the nose to...
Michael Aw And Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Awarded For Outstanding Marine Conservation
Manila, The Philippines - Aug 16, 2008 17:21 EST
The Shark Research Institute (SRI) presented two awards to outstanding marine conservationists in Manila, Philippines.
Underwater photographer Michael Aw was awarded the prestigious 2008 Peter Benchley Shark Conservation Award by SRI president Stan Waterman. The award, sponsored by Rolex, honors the...
Research: Plastics Suspect In Lobster Disease; Breakdown May Be Interfering With Molt
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Aug 13, 2008 18:29 EST
The search for what causes a debilitating shell disease affecting lobsters from Long Island Sound to Maine has led one Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) visiting scientist to suspect environmental alkyphenols, formed primarily by the breakdown of hard transparent plastics.
Museum Exhibit To Honor History-Making Quadriplegic Diver
Islamorada, Florida - Aug 1, 2008 18:42 EST
Showcasing the unparalleled story of Matt Johnston and his one-of-a-kind dive gear, a "Diving a Dream" exhibit is set to open Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum in Islamorada.
Johnston, of Woodbury, Minn., made diving history...