ARTICLES RELATING TO MARINE LIFE

Jumping sturgeon kills girl in boat

2015-07-05 10:20

A 5-year-old Florida girl riding in a boat has died after a sturgeon leaped from the Suwannee River and struck her.

Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring US woman

2015-07-02 13:27

A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

Coral gardening beckons ecotourists

2015-06-30 16:06

Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.

Iceland whaling season under way

2015-06-29 18:54

Icelandic whaling boats have left port to begin the 2015 whaling season, as more than 700 000 people signed a petition calling for an end to the hunt.

Spain wants big fines for Antarctic poachers

2015-06-23 21:02

Spain proposes huge fines for alleged Chilean sea bass fish poaching operation in Antarctic.

Japan to resume whale hunt

2015-06-20 19:15

Japan will resume its controversial annual whale hunt despite the International Whaling Commission demanding the country provide more information to prove the programme is really for scientific research.

US fisheries council protects mid-Atlantic deep ocean coral

2015-06-11 11:34

More than 90 650 square kilometre of ocean habitat along the US Atlantic coast gained protection from trawl and dredge fishing that could harm deep-sea ocean corals, according to an environmental group supporting the restrictions.

Environmental group to pay $2.55m to Japan whalers

2015-06-10 09:54

A radical environmental group has agreed to pay $2.55m to Japanese whalers for breaching a US court injunction to stay clear of their vessels in the Antarctic Ocean.

Japan to start whaling in north-western Pacific

2015-06-09 13:08

Japan will start whaling in the north-western Pacific Ocean this week, aiming to hunt more than 100 whales 'for scientific research', the government says.

Threat to sardines

2015-06-08 10:18

Scientists are trying to prove that the sardines that appear on the KZN coastline are a different population group in the hope to pressure government to provide them better protection.

 

World must cut pollution to save marine life

2015-07-03 05:13

If left unchecked, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world's oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable coral reefs, an international study says.

Florida mangroves razed for boat show

2015-06-30 19:14

New revelations that a long strip of protected mangrove trees have been illegally razed amid preparations for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show has outraged Florida environmentalists.

Pink salmon risk double dose of acidification

2015-06-29 20:05

Pink salmon in the Pacific Ocean face a double threat of acidification linked to greenhouse gas emissions since it slows their early growth in rivers and disrupts the chemistry of seawater.

Don't eat washed up mussels, City of Cape Town warns

2015-06-26 21:03

While some have started tucking in to the mussels which have washed up along the False Bay coast, the City of Cape Town has warned the public against ingesting the seafood collected on the beach.

UN mulling treaty for protecting ocean life

2015-06-20 21:53

The UN has taken a step closer towards crafting a major treaty that will protect marine life beyond territorial waters.

Pink octopus so cute it may be named 'adorabilis'

2015-06-18 08:21

Some say she looks like a ghost from the Pac-Man video game, but she's anything but spooky. In fact, the fist-sized pink octopus is so cute scientists may call her 'Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis'.

Sustainable fishing could produce more fish

2015-06-10 19:00

Research shows global sustainable fishery policies could raise profits in the sector, boost the number of fish in the oceans and provide more food.

In Gaza Strip, fish farms bring relief to seafood lovers

2015-06-09 14:37

The Gaza Strip, with a 40km Mediterranean coastline, was always known for its seafood until Israel restricted the fishing area.

In Haiti, conservation efforts focus on coastlines

2015-06-08 11:01

In this overfished area of northern Haiti, fishermen who want a catch big enough for a meal say they must travel three hours in a boat to the Dominican Republic, where they scour the reefs of a national park and risk arrest, beatings or even death.

Baby beluga whale born at aquarium dies

2015-06-06 11:06

A baby beluga whale, born in captivity in May, has died next to her mother at an aquarium in Atlanta in the American state of Georgia.

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