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Report: Coast Guard Arctic Diver Died of Trauma to the Lungs; Rapid Ascent Suspected
Seattle, Washington - Nov 21, 2006 19:10 EST

One of the two Coast Guard divers who perished in the Arctic last summer died of trauma to the lungs — a condition caused by rapid ascent — and possibly had dived deeper than planned, her father said Tuesday. William...
 
Scientists: First Sampling of Cold Seeps off Kiwi Coast Reveals Bizarre Deep-sea Communities
Wellington, New Zealand - Nov 21, 2006 18:36 EST

An international team led by scientists from the United States and New Zealand have observed, for the first time, the bizarre deep-sea communities living around methane seeps off New Zealand's east coast. 'This is the first time cold seeps have...
 
No Valid Bids During eBay Auction for Key West Artificial Reef Naming Rights; 'None Were Serious'
Key West, Florida - Nov 21, 2006 16:29 EST

None of three bids posted on an eBay auction for naming rights to a proposed artificial reef project off Key West are valid, but the project will move ahead, organizers said Tuesday. The bids ranged from $900,000 to $900,200. "We checked the...
 
Report: Cayman's Animal Welfare Agency Kept in the Dark About Captive Sharks
George Town, Cayman Islands - Nov 21, 2006 08:17 EST

Despite being charged with the welfare of animals in the Cayman Islands, the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee was kept in the dark about captive sharks. That revelation comes days after news broke here that six sharks were found dead at the...
 
Cayman's Tourism Minister: Some Dolphin Deaths Expected at New Dolphin Tourist Park; 'It will Happen'
George Town, Cayman Islands - Nov 21, 2006 08:10 EST

At least some of the dolphins slated for the Grand Cayman's proposed dolphin facilities in West Bay are expected to die. Speaking to reporters at the weekly Cabinet press briefing, Tourism Minister Charles Clifford said attrition for all the life forms...
 
Researchers: Male Crayfish Seen Performing Elaborate 'Pseudocopulatory' Rituals of Dominance and Submission
Atlanta, Georgia - Nov 21, 2006 08:01 EST

Like dogs mounting one another or rolling onto their backs, US researchers say crayfish act out elaborate rituals of dominance and submission. They say it is the first time an invertebrate species had been seen to display such "humping" behaviour, common...
 
Study: Humpback Whales Capable of Emanating 622 Social Sounds; 'Wops' and 'Yaps'
Washington, D.C. - Nov 20, 2006 19:09 EST

A new study has revealed that humpback whales are capable of emanating as many as 622 social sounds. Scientists believe the whales' broad vocal repertoire enables them to communicate with their fellow whales, like summoning their young or even wooing...
 
Italy's Environmental Minister Rails Against Worsening Mediterranean Pollution; 'A Lot of Talk and Little Action'
Cairo, Egypt - Nov 20, 2006 18:53 EST

Italy's environment minister, Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio on Monday said that pollution in the Mediterrean has worsened over the past 30 years and blamed the situation on inaction. "The truth is that in the Mediterranean, there is a lot of talk...
 
Scientists Press Japan to Stop Dolphin Drive Slaughter; 'An Abominable Violation... of Animal Welfare'
Atlanta, Georgia - Nov 20, 2006 18:46 EST

With the annual dolphin drive hunts in full swing in the Japanese villages of Taiji and Futo, a consortium of scientists and zoo and aquarium professionals continues its public awareness campaign to end the practices and is now appealing to...
 
World Record Hammerhead Shark Goes on Display; 'Awe-Inspiring in Size'
Sarasota, Florida - Nov 17, 2006 18:10 EST

Mote Marine Laboratory has announced that a full-scale fiberglass model of the world record great hammerhead shark donated by a recreational fisherman in May of this year will be added to the shark exhibit area at Mote Aquarium. The...
 
Six Sharks Die at New Cayman's Amusement Park as Life Support System Fails; 'There is a Strong Learning Curve'
George Town, Cayman Islands - Nov 17, 2006 08:00 EST

Visitors to Cayman’s newest tourist attraction Boatswain’s Beach won’t be coming face to face with any predators until at least February of next year. This is the word from Managing Director Ken Hydes who confirmed to the Caymanian Compass yesterday (Thursday)...
 
First as Scientists Capture Rare Lightshow In the Deep Ocean; 'We Got Unique Recordings'
Bristol, U.K. - Nov 16, 2006 20:42 EST

Rare footage of marine creatures putting on deep sea 'lightshows' on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean has been captured by scientists using the latest technology. So many animals were squirting luminescence into the water that football-sized balls of light...
 
Scientists: Mega-Tsunami Hit Earth 10,000 Years Ago; 'Chevrons are Everywhere, Everywhere'
Washington, D.C. - Nov 16, 2006 20:20 EST

Scientists from Australia, New Zealand and the United States have come up with evidence of massive objects having struck the Earth's oceans thousands of years ago, causing tsunamis that dwarf the ones experienced in recent times. There have been up...
 
Florida Fisherman Penalized for Shark Finning; $68,000 Fine, 100-day Permit Sanction
Miami, Florida - Nov 15, 2006 16:40 EST

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a $68,000 civil penalty and a 100-day permit sanction to the owner and operator of the fishing vessel Sea Angel for multiple violations of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. According...
 
Malaysian Scientist Discovers 10mm Mature Fish, Second Smallest in the World; 'A Childlike Fish'
Penang, Malaysia - Nov 14, 2006 17:35 EST

A Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) scientist has discovered a 10mm fish at maturity, believed to be the second smallest fish in the world, in a peat swamp in Perak. The unidentified new species was discovered by USM's School of Biology lecturer...
 
Group: Japan's Whaling Fleet Set to Sail to Whale Sanctuary; 'No Humane Way to Kill a Whale'
Shimonoseki, Japan - Nov 14, 2006 17:15 EST

The Government of Japan will tomorrow launch a fleet of six boats from Arukaport to commence a new season of whale hunting, despite a global moratorium and international outcry against commercial whaling. Japan’s self-allocated whaling quota permits its whalers to...
 
A New Target for Painkillers: Snail Toxins Show the Way; 'A New Way to Treat Chronic Pain'
Salt Lake City, Utah - Nov 13, 2006 19:59 EST

A brand new approach to treating severe nerve pain – by aiming drugs at a previously unrecognized molecular target – has been discovered by University of Utah scientists who study the venoms of deadly, sea-dwelling cone snails. “We found a...
 
Phosphorus Found to be Another Culprit in Gulf of Mexico's 'Dead Zone'; System 'Out of Balance'
New Brunswick, New Jersey - Nov 13, 2006 19:48 EST

Nitrogen is flowing down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico faster than it can be consumed by floating microscopic plants called phytoplankton, increasing the size of the "dead zone" off the Louisiana coast. The findings, based on...
 
Venice Mayor: 'Moses' Flood Barrier a Mistake; 'The Project is Wrong'
Venice, Italy - Nov 13, 2006 11:23 EST

A government plan to build moveable flood barriers to protect the famous city of canals during high tides is a mistake, the mayor of Venice said Saturday. The government has approved a $5.5 billion project to build hinged barriers in...
 
Bull Shark Bites Man After Getting Pulled by the Tail; 'I Got the Shock of My Life'
East London, South Africa - Nov 11, 2006 17:27 EST

Aa East London canoeist found himself in serious deep water after he mistakenly grabbed a Zambezi shark by the tail near the Nahoon River mouth this week. Zambezi sharks are considered among the most dangerous ocean predators. Richard Tebbutt was paddling on...
 
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...
 
Chinese Chefs Divided Over Shark Fin Use Amid Reports of Species Decline; 'No Banquet is Complete without Shark Fin'
Shanghai, China - Nov 10, 2006 17:28 EST

A new wildlife conservation report that rising demand for shark fin cuisine is endangering sharks has divided China's chefs, but may fail to convince connoisseurs to abstain from their favorite dish. Qu Hao, former chef with the three-star Feng Ze...
 
Scientist: Millions of 'Sea-Level Refugees' Could Flee Rising Oceans
Nairobi, Kenya - Nov 9, 2006 18:57 EST

Nations must make plans to help tens of millions of "sea level refugees" if climate change continues to ravage the world's oceans, German researchers said on Thursday. Waters are rising and warming, increasing the destructive power of storms, they said, and...
 
Expert: Oceans Turning More Acidic; 'A Major Threat to Marine Organisms'
Nairobi, Kenya - Nov 9, 2006 18:30 EST

The world‘s oceans are becoming more acidic, which poses a threat to sea life and Earth‘s fragile food chain, a climate expert said Thursday. "The oceans are rapidly changing," said professor Stefan Rahmstorf on the sidelines of a U.N. conference...
 
Philippines President Enacts New Conservation Policy to Protect Southeast Asia's 'Coral Triangle'
Batangas City, Philippines - Nov 9, 2006 18:18 EST

President Gloria Arroyo has enacted a new national conservation policy for the Philippines to protect the archipelagic country's unique and rich nature, with initial focus on the heart of Southeast Asia's Coral Triangle. "It is the policy of the state to...
 
New Inhaler-Friendly Snorkel Could Open Up Underwater World to Asthmatics
Queensland, Australia - Nov 8, 2006 17:59 EST

A Snorkel built to carry an inhaler could open up a whole new undersea world for asthmatics. The Australian-developed MediDive Asthma Freedom Snorkel houses the puffer within a silicon chamber attached to the mask, giving asthma sufferers easy access to medication...
 
Researchers Link Ocean Organisms with Increased Cloud Cover and Potential Climate Change
Atlanta, Georgia - Nov 7, 2006 17:20 EST

Atmospheric scientists have reported a new and potentially important mechanism by which chemical emissions from ocean phytoplankton may influence the formation of clouds that reflect sunlight away from our planet. Discovery of the new link between clouds and the biosphere...
 
Email Campaign Initiated Against China's 'Irresponsible' Alibaba.com Over Shark Fin Marketplace
Miami, Florida - Nov 6, 2006 18:04 EST

The Ocean Realm Society will join an email campaign opposing the business practice of the online trader Alibaba.com to allow the posting of shark parts for purchase and sale. According to the company web site, Alibaba.com Corporation is China's leading...
 
Dubai's Man-made Island Rises Out of the Ocean, Set to Open to First Residents; 'World's Latest Landmark'
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Nov 5, 2006 17:47 EST

Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island off Dubai, is bracing for the arrival of its first residents, even as questions remain about the environmental impact of the mega-projects under way in the Gulf city state. "These projects are a positive thing for...
 
Japanese Researchers Find Dolphin with 'Remains' of Legs; 'An Unprecedented Discovery'
Tokyo, Japan - Nov 5, 2006 17:30 EST

Japanese researchers said Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin captured last month has an extra set of fins that could be the remains of hind legs, a discovery that may provide further evidence that ocean-dwelling mammals once lived on land. Fishermen...
 
Straitjacket Can’t Hold Underwater Escape Artist, But the Police Will
Key West, Florida - Nov 4, 2006 10:13 EST

He escaped from a straitjacket, but not the long arm of the law. Michael Anthony Patrick, a 55-year-old street performer, was charged with negligence Wednesday after his act prompted a massive harbor search. Authorities said the longtime Key West performer regularly escapes...
 
Research: How Fish Mend a Broken Heart May Lead to Human Cures
Durham, North Carolina - Nov 2, 2006 21:03 EST

New evidence to explain how a common tropical fish mends a broken heart may suggest methods for coaxing the damaged hearts of mammals to better heal, researchers report in the November 3, 2006 issue of Cell, published by Cell Press. The...
 
Scientists: Managing Other Stressors Key to Saving Coral, Mangroves Threatened by Climate Change
Geneva, Switzerland - Nov 1, 2006 18:51 EST

Survival strategies for coral reefs and mangroves threatened by climate change are outlined by scientists of IUCN-World Conservation Union and the Nature Conservancy in two new publications launched today. The strategies rely on managing stressors other than global warming so...
 
Cayman Islands Eel Attack Prods Government to Enact New Regulations; 'Wildlife Interaction Zones' Planned
George Town, Grand Cayman - Nov 1, 2006 18:06 EST

In the wake of the most recent eel attack in the Stingray City area on October 25th, Director of the Department of Environment (DoE), Gina Petrie, said that amendments currently being made to the Marine Conservation Law would include provisions...
 
New Species and New Records of Marine Species Discovered in NW Hawaiian Islands
Honolulu, Hawaii - Oct 31, 2006 19:40 EST

A three-week scientific expedition to French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument returned to Honolulu on Sunday with the discovery of many new species and a better understanding of marine biodiversity in the Hawaiian Archipelago. An...
 
Galapagos Marine Patrols Gain Speed on Seafaring Outlaws; WWF Overhauls Boat to Protect Marine Life
Washington, D.C. - Oct 30, 2006 18:16 EST

A former U.S. Coast Guard cutter, overhauled and refitted by World Wildlife Fund, began patrolling the waters of the Galapagos today as the first National Park Service vessel fast enough to outrun and catch poachers at sea. With the arrival of...
 
Groups Urge Kiwis to Halt Bottom Trawling; 'There is No Need to Wait'
Wellington, New Zealand - Oct 29, 2006 17:08 EST

An international coalition of more than 60 environmental groups has called on New Zealand to pull its bottom trawl fishing fleet out of the international waters of the South Pacific to protect deep-sea life. In a letter to Prime Minister...
 
Scientists Stumped: Underwater Photographer Captures Picture of Mysterious Gelatinous Ball; 'A Bit of Science Fiction'
Hordaland, Norway - Oct 28, 2006 10:13 EST

A mysterious gelatinous ball has puzzled and fascinated researchers after undersea photographer Rudolf Svensen spotted it while diving at the mouth of the Matre fjord in Hordaland, western Norway. On Oct. 1 Rudolf and his brother Erling were diving when he...
 
Fear's Residence: Mystery Surrounds the True Nature of the Siberia's 'Bottomless' Lake Sobolkho
Siberia, Russia - Oct 27, 2006 18:05 EST

There probably is no one in Buryatia, Siberia, who hasn’t heard about the mysterious lake Sobolkho, which has a reputation of “fear’s residence”. This may seem unbelievable but the precise depth of the lake is still unknown, besides, the area...
 
Plastic Shopping Bag Kills 'Temata', Beaked Whale Stranded in the Cook Islands; 'A Belly Ache'
Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Oct 27, 2006 17:36 EST

A simple plastic shopping bag caused the death of the whale Temata. In July the stranded beaked whale affectionately named Temata brought communities across Rarotonga together in a large-scale rescue operation to try and save the 20-year-old female. Local whale researcher Nan...
 



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