ARTICLES RELATING TO MARINE LIFE

Rings in stomach could tell lobsters' ages

2017-02-26 22:45

US researchers are testing a technique they say could determine the age of lobsters as preliminary data show bands in a lobster's stomach could show annual growth patterns.

Kelly Slater calls for Reunion shark cull

2017-02-23 21:30

One of the greatest surfers of all time, Kelly Slater, has sparked controversy by calling for a shark cull around the Indian Ocean island of Reunion after a bodyboarder was killed there.

Police raid nets abalone worth R75m

2017-02-18 17:30

Police have seized R7.5m of abalone from an abandoned house in Durbanville

New Zealand beached whale crisis over, say rescuers

2017-02-12 11:14

Whale rescuers are cautiously optimistic that the current wave of mass beachings in New Zealand is over, after around 300 pilot whales were seen heading out to sea.

WWF calls for ban to save last of vaquita porpoises

2017-02-08 12:31

The WWF has called for a ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting that experts say fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals probably remain.

Suspend west coast rock lobster fishing rights - WWF

2017-01-25 20:03

Fishing rights for the West Coast rock lobster need to be suspended as the fisheries department has set unsustainable fishing levels, environmental organisations said.

Two whales untangled from ropes near Yzerfontein

2017-01-24 21:19

Two whales were freed from fishing lines, ropes, and flotation buoys in the vicinity of Dassen Island, near Yzerfontein.

Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale'

2017-01-16 21:24

A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo's hunts.

Indian police rescue 6 000 turtles

2017-01-11 22:21

Indian police have recovered more than 6 000 freshwater turtles weighing over four tons from poachers who planned to smuggle them to Southeast Asia.

US announces toothless polar bear plan

2017-01-09 22:13

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its recovery plan for threatened polar bears but critics say it doesn't go far enough.

 

Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list

2017-02-26 21:15

The US federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, although environmental groups disagree.

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

2017-02-18 19:14

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners are confronting a massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

2017-02-15 11:30

A collapse in the population of the iconic West Coast rock lobster may finally sever the area’s ties to its fishing past and drive its people into new forms of employment.

WATCH: Volunteers race to save 400 stranded pilot whales on New Zealand beach

2017-02-11 10:35

Volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat about 100 surviving pilot whales and are hoping they will swim back out to sea after more than 400 of the creatures swam aground at a remote beach.

Young Aussie surfer photo bombed by shark

2017-01-26 21:18

A 10-year-old surfer has had a close encounter with a photo-bombing shark that shared a wave with him off an Australian beach.

Meteorites did not enrich ocean life

2017-01-25 06:21

An explosion of ocean life some 471 million years ago was not sparked by a meteorite bombardment of Earth, says a new study.

More than 80 dolphins die off Florida coast

2017-01-18 07:03

More than 80 dolphins known as false killer whales have died off the southwest coast of Florida after getting stranded in shallow waters.

Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone

2017-01-14 16:29

The federal government in the US is considering a petition that calls for a whale protection zone on the west side of Washington's San Juan Island.

California whale watchers see rare orcas

2017-01-11 07:39

Whale watchers in Southern California have been treated to a rare sighting of Eastern Tropical Pacific killer whales.

US plans to allow fish farming in Pacific

2017-01-09 11:58

US officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming, known as aquaculture, into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean.

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