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Maine Fisher Catches 'Half-Baked' Lobster; 'I Thought Someone was Playing a Joke on Me'
Bar Harbor, Maine - Jul 14, 2006 19:47 EST

An eastern Maine lobsterman caught a lobster this week that looks like it's half-cooked. The lobster caught by Alan Robinson in Dyer's Bay that is a typical mottled green on one side; the other side is a shade of orange that...
 
Big Tuna: America's Health Crisis Exacerbated by Confusing Reports on Tuna; 'A Healthy Staple'
Washington, D.C. - Jul 12, 2006 22:36 EST

The following is a statement released by Anne Forristall Luke, President, U.S. Tuna Foundation Concerning Defenders of Wildlife Survey of Canned Tuna: America is in the midst of a health crisis, and an unintended and unfortunate consequence of a report released...
 
Endangered Coral Reef Fish Seized in Indonesia; Humphead Wrasse Headed for Hong Kong
Manado, Indonesia - Jul 12, 2006 22:15 EST

Indonesian airport authorities seized 36 humphead wrasse, the third seizure of this endangered fish species in the country this year alone. The live fish, harvested in Indonesia, were destined for Hong Kong. "Indonesia remains a major supplier to Hong Kong and...
 
Greenpeace: Marine Reserves Needed to Protect Mediterranean Fish Stock; Illegal Driftnet Ban Needs Enforcement
Athens, Greece - Jul 12, 2006 21:36 EST

Greenpeace today warned that the illegal killing of scores of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean sea will continue until Mediterranean countries get serious about enforcing a long standing ban on illegal driftnet fishing in their sea. The environmental organisation...
 
Hurricane Experts Wary of Huge Mass of Warm Water in the Atlantic
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Jul 12, 2006 13:28 EST

A large section of the North Atlantic that's about three degrees above normal has made weather forecasters wary this hurricane season. A mild winter and prevailing southerly winds have had an impact on an area about 1,000 kilometres by 1,000 kilometres,...
 
Namibian Minister: Massive Seal Cull Conforms to 'International Conservation Principles and Practices'
Windhoek, Namibia - Jul 11, 2006 21:59 EST

The Fisheries and Marine Resources Ministry says the annual harvesting of seals takes place in line with the country`s laws and accepted international conservation principles and practices. In a media release issued yesterday, the Ministry reacted to what it described as...
 
Study: Scuba Diving Not A Risk for Decline in Lung Function
Kronshagen, Germany - Jul 11, 2006 21:01 EST

A study by the German Naval Medical Institute suggests that scuba divers are not at greater risk of accelerated decline in lung function. The researchers performed pulmonary function tests on 590 healthy male members of the German Navy -- 468 were...
 
Group: Imported Tuna May Have Mercury Levels Over the FDA Limit
Washington, D.C. - Jul 11, 2006 10:22 EST

Many imports of canned tuna have mercury levels higher than the federal limit, according to analysis by an environmental group. Defenders of Wildlife found the highest levels of mercury in tuna from Ecuador and Mexico - countries known for setting nets...
 
Researcher Explores the Puzzle Behind the Midgets and Giants in the Deep Sea
Monterey, California - Jul 10, 2006 21:42 EST

How is the deep sea like a desert island? It sounds like a child's riddle, but it's actually a serious scientific question with implications for both terrestrial and marine biology. Biologists have long observed that when animals colonize and evolve...
 
Researchers: Jellyfish Dominate Fish in Over-harvested Namibian Waters; Population 'Explosion'
Fife, United Kingdom - Jul 10, 2006 21:33 EST

By sampling sea life in a heavily fished region off the coast of Namibia, researchers have found that jellyfish have actually overtaken fish in terms of the biomass they contribute to this ocean region. The findings represent a careful quantitative...
 
Swiss Shark Expert Dispels 'Jaws' Myth; 'We Simply Don't Know the Basic Facts'
Geneva, Switzerland - Jul 8, 2006 18:41 EST

For a landlocked Swiss, Michael Scholl has an unusual passion: sharks. And not just any shark but the big daddy of them all, the great white. The marine biologist has spent much of the past decade in close proximity with carcharodon...
 
Hungarian Scuba Diver Sets World Record with 270m Unaided Scuba Dive at Red Sea 'Diver's Cemetary'
Dahab, Egypt - Jul 8, 2006 09:24 EST

Hungarian diver Gusztav Riczler has set a new world record for the deepest unaided scuba dive. The 37-year-old man set the new mark by diving to a depth of 270 meters near the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea, in the...
 
NASA Using Undersea Lab to Prepare for Future Space Missions; 'Similar Challenges' In Space and Under the Ocean
Wilmington, North Carolina - Jul 8, 2006 09:10 EST

NASA will test concepts for future space exploration next month by sending three astronauts and an oceanographer on a mission to an underwater laboratory off the coast of Florida. Aquarius was refurbished in 1997 by the University of North Carolina at...
 
Group: FDA Urged to Provide Clear Information About Mercury in Fish; Survey Shows Public Confused
Washington, D.C. - Jul 6, 2006 20:43 EST

When it comes to understanding the government’s advice on mercury in seafood, most Americans are hopelessly—and justifiably—lost at sea, according to new survey commissioned by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Two years after the government...
 
Group: Needless Fish Warnings Not Good ‘Science,’ Not ‘In The Public Interest’
Washington, D.C. - Jul 6, 2006 20:39 EST

The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) today called on the Food and Drug Administration to dismiss a demand for new warning signs at grocery-store fish counters. While the self-styled "food police" at the Center for Science in the Public...
 
Research: Some Corals Able to Switch Skeleton Material as Seawater Changes; 'Evolutionary Advantage'
Baltimore, Maryland - Jul 6, 2006 18:24 EST

Leopards may not be able to change their spots, but corals can change their skeletons, building them out of different minerals depending on the chemical composition of the seawater around them. That's the startling conclusion drawn by a Johns Hopkins University...
 
Submarine Life: Cramped Quarters, Ardous Hours; 'You Go Without a Bath for Weeks'
Brest, France - Jul 6, 2006 10:23 EST

What is it like, sharing the cramped and stuffy quarters in a submarine with 70 other men? "It is a little uncomfortable at first due to the smaller space compared to that on a surface ship," said Petty Officer Bruce Juhay. "Imagine...
 
Protests as Namibia Plans to Cull 60,000 Cape Fur Seal Pups; Second Largest Harvest in the World
Windhoek, Namibia - Jul 5, 2006 23:00 EST

About 60,000 Cape fur seal pups will be stabbed or clubbed to death this year during Namibia's annual sealing season. From July to mid-November, 7,000 bulls will also be culled [killed] in what is claimed to be the second largest seal...
 
Legendary Johnson Wax 'Carnauba' Plane Wreck Located Off Irian Jaya; 'Magical'
Racine, Wisconsin - Jul 5, 2006 22:50 EST

SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson announced success -- the wreckage of the original Carnauba airplane, a 1930s vintage aircraft that is a beloved icon of SC Johnson's early history, has been found off the shores of Manokwari Bay,...
 
Scientists: Genetic Contact Made Between Reef Fish Across Darwin's 'Impassible Barrier'
Panama City, Panama - Jul 5, 2006 20:52 EST

Genetic contact between reef fish across the great Pacific divide Cantherhines dumerilii Click here for more information. Reef fish share genetic connections across what Darwin termed an 'impassable barrier', 5000km of deep ocean separating the eastern and central Pacific, according to a...
 
Study: Rising Carbon Dioxide in Oceans Threatens Coral Reefs; Effects to Ripple Through Food Chain
Washington, D.C. - Jul 5, 2006 15:31 EST

Elevated levels of carbon dioxide emissions are affecting not only the atmosphere, but also oceans and sea life, according to a study issued July 5 by the National Center on Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The report concludes that emissions from burning fossil...
 
Report: U.S. Navy Continues Up to 300 Detonations Per Year in Puget Sound; 'Realistic' Training
Olympia, Washington - Jul 4, 2006 18:51 EST

The U.S. Navy sets off between 180 and 300 underwater explosive charges each year in some of the most sensitive waters of Puget Sound, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Despite promises, four years...
 
Enigmatic Carvings on Underwater Ruins in China Mystify Investigators
Fuxian Lake, Yunnan Province, China - Jul 1, 2006 22:18 EST

In an underwater investigation in Fuxian Lake, Yunnan Province, China, started on June 13, archeologists discovered remains of a group of huge ancient buildings at the bottom of the lake. In the past few days, the investigation team found numerous...
 
Jellyfish-like 'Salps' May Play Major Role in Fate of Carbon dioxide in the Ocean
Woods Hole, Massachussets - Jul 1, 2006 19:29 EST

Transparent jellyfish-like creatures known as a salps, considered by many a low member in the ocean food web, may be more important to the fate of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the ocean than previously thought. In the May issue...
 
Research: Catastrophic 'Lake Burst' Chilled Climate 8,200 Years Ago
East Anglia, UK - Jun 29, 2006 20:39 EST

Ocean circulation changes during the present warm interglacial were more extensive than previously thought, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Cardiff University. The findings, reported in this week's edition of the international journal Science (30...
 
Research: Rockfish Thrive Around Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms; 'Natural Reefs are Small'
Santa Barbara, California - Jun 29, 2006 20:35 EST

While some observers consider offshore oil and gas platforms to be an eyesore on the horizon, new data shows they are performing a critical function for marine life. For the first time, scientists have documented the importance of oil and gas...
 
Report: World-Record Pregnant Hammerhead Caught Off Florida was Carrying World-Record 55 Pups
Sarasota, Florida - Jun 29, 2006 20:27 EST

A great hammerhead shark caught by a recreational fisherman in Boca Grande in May was pregnant, scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory confirmed after a necropsy on the animal. The shark was measured at 14 feet long and 1,280 pounds, with its...
 
NOAA Scientists Discover Expanded Range of Deepwater Corals Off Washington State Coast
Washington, D.C. - Jun 26, 2006 22:09 EST

NOAA scientists have discovered areas of deep-sea corals in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary off the Washington state's Olympic Peninsula during a recent 12-day scientific research mission on board the NOAA ship McArthur II. Results from the surveys were dramatic....
 
Creating a Window On 'Oceans in Motion'; Scientists Working to Obtain Detailed Track of Sea Life Conditions, Migrations
Halifax, Canada - Jun 26, 2006 21:43 EST

Academic, science, engineering experts illuminating sea life conditions, migrations Scientists and resource managers could soon have a highly detailed picture of marine conditions and the migrations of fish and ocean animals throughout the world, according to international experts convening a landmark...
 
Scientists: Underwater Microscope Reveals Missing Links to the Global Nitrogen Cycle
Woods Hole, Massachussets - Jun 26, 2006 21:38 EST

Scientists towing an underwater digital microscope across the Atlantic have found possible missing links to the global nitrogen cycle, which in turn is linked to ocean productivity. In a recent report in the journal Science, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic...
 
Seafloor Observatory Opens Portal to the Pacific; Pacific Ocean Now Just a Click Away
Victoria, Canada - Jun 24, 2006 17:11 EST

The Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea (VENUS) facility, led by the University of Victoria, today opened the data portal to the seafloor through its information management and archive system. The portal -- hosted on the new VENUS Web site at...
 
Research: Evidence of Human-like 'Altruistic' Behavior in Fish Documented; 'Pretty Amazing'
Queensland, Australia - Jun 22, 2006 21:39 EST

New research, which has been published in Nature, has uncovered evidence of fish behaviour more commonly associated with humans. Dr Lexa Grutter, from The University of Queensland's School of Integrative Biology, along with colleague Dr Redouan Bshary, from the Swiss University...
 
Greenpeace: Mediterranean bluefin tuna fish could be on brink of collapse
Cairo, Egypt - Jun 22, 2006 21:19 EST

The bluefin tuna population in the Mediterranean Sea may be on the brink of collapse and the fishery must be closed immediately, said Greenpeace today. The organisation's ship Esperanza, in the Mediterranean on the 4th leg of its fourteen-month Defending...
 
Burma Establishes Protection for Unique Human, Dolphin Partnership Site; 'Benefits Both'
Rangoon, Burma - Jun 22, 2006 21:00 EST

The government of Burma has established a protected area for, of all things, a partnership between fishermen and a small, gray beakless dolphin with a knack for herding fish into nets, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Specifically, some...
 
Study: Human Impact on Coastal Marine Ecosystems Vast Though Signs of Recovery Apparent
Washington, D.C. - Jun 22, 2006 20:49 EST

Human activity over the centuries has depleted 90% of marine species, eliminated 65% of seagrass and wetland habitat, degraded water quality 10-1,000 fold, and accelerated species invasions in 12 major estuaries and coastal seas around the world, according to a...
 
Researchers: Global atmospheric carbon level may depend primarily on southernmost ocean
Princeton, New Jersey - Jun 22, 2006 20:40 EST

Circulation in the waters near the Antarctic coast may be one of the planet's critical means of regulating levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, according to Princeton researchers. Though climate scientists have long debated the reasons behind the variation...
 
Research: Healthy Coral Reefs off Madagascar Resisting Damage from Climate Change
Antananarivo, Madagascar - Jun 22, 2006 18:37 EST

Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar's northeast coast have so far resisted the damaging effects of warmer ocean temperatures attributed to global climate change, say scientists who recently studied the region. The survey of a previously unexplored region in March 2006 by...
 
Study: World's Coral Reefs Threatened by Lack of Effective Protection; 'Paper Parks'
Auckland, New Zealand - Jun 22, 2006 18:34 EST

First-ever analysis reveals that most coral reef protected areas are too small, far apart and are at risk from poaching and external human threats Although 18.7% of the world's coral reefs are within "Marine Protected Areas" (MPAs) less that 2% are...
 
Whaling commission closes meeting, Japan mulls separate meeting 'of the willing'
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis - Jun 21, 2006 21:27 EST

The International Whaling Commission ended its annual meeting Tuesday, with Japan, unhappy with the moratorium on commercial whaling, considering "a meeting of the willing" outside the IWC for "normalizing" the whaling business. On Monday, the commission elected William Hogarth, commissioner representing...
 
Brits Assured WW II-era Torpedo 'Chariots' Will Not Be Salvaged
Phuket, Thailand - Jun 21, 2006 21:24 EST

The British government has scotched, at least for the time being, a planned attempt by local salvage company East Marine SBS Co to raise two British World War II Chariots from the waters off Phuket. The Military Attaché from the British...
 



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