How Fresh Is Your Fish? Scientists Develop Rapid And Accurate Test
Reykjavik, Iceland - Sep 25, 2008 19:33 EST
Rapid and accurate detection of the bacteria that make fish go off is now possible, according to scientists in Iceland.
Eyjólfur Reynisson from Matís-Icelandic Food Research, Reykjavik, and colleagues, have developed a method that uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to...
New Marine Mammal Center Formed At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Sep 18, 2008 18:18 EST
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has announced the formation of a new center for marine mammal research and conservation studies. The center combines scientific expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, and technological innovations to address both basic questions about marine mammal behavior,...
Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks Scuba Diving Regulators Due To Drowning Hazard
Washington, D.C. - Sep 18, 2008 00:16 EST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following...
Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Extent In 2008, Second Lowest Ever Recorded
Boulder, Colorado - Sep 16, 2008 21:19 EST
The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the second-lowest extent recorded since satellite record-keeping began in 1979, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center, or...
Greenpeace: Mediterranean Tuna Management An 'International Disgrace'
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Sep 11, 2008 17:14 EST
Confirming Greenpeace's position on the crisis facing Mediterranean bluefin tuna, an independent review panel of international fisheries experts has branded the management of the fishery by government members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as...
Group: Kiwi Ministry Of Fisheries In Denial On Shark Finning
Wellington, New Zealand - Sep 5, 2008 18:18 EST
Forest & Bird’s call for a New Zealand ban on shark finning – cutting off the high-priced fins of sharks and dumping the rest of the body at sea – is gathering support among New Zealanders, who are disgusted by...
UNESCO Backs Plan To Build Underwater Museum In Alexandria, Egypt
New York, New York - Sep 4, 2008 18:51 EST
The United Nations cultural agency announced today it will help Egypt build an innovative underwater museum in the Bay of Alexandria on the site of archaeological remains thousands of years old.
The idea for a museum, located by Cleopatra’s Palace and...
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...