ARTICLES RELATING TO MARINE LIFE

Lionfish found in Brazil is related to Caribbean invasives

2015-04-24 13:04

A lionfish with relatives in the Caribbean has been speared off the coast of Brazil, marking the furthest point south ever documented for the invasive species and raising new concerns about its range, scientists say.

Fishermen sceptical Thailand can clean up in time after EU threat

2015-04-23 14:06

Thailand's lucrative fishing sector has been tarnished by a barrage of negative publicity, ranging from allegations of overfishing to rights abuses of the thousands of migrant workers who crew its fleet.

Police hunt for baby sea lion snatched from LA beach

2015-04-21 10:33

Police are searching for a baby sea lion snatched from a Los Angeles beach over the weekend, as well as four suspects in their twenties seen harassing and taunting two pups, authorities say.

Adidas will use marine plastic waste in products from 2016

2015-04-20 11:44

German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products.

Marine life continues to die-off at Rio Lake

2015-04-14 13:01

Dead fish have continued to wash up on the banks of a Rio de Janeiro lake that's slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games.

Fisherman missing after massive catch capsizes boat

2015-04-08 17:49

A fisherman is missing and presumed drowned after his boat was capsized by a massive catch on Inanda Dam in KwaZulu-Natal.

Climate change could disturb marine life

2015-03-31 05:00

Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:46

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

9 whales die after Australia stranding

2015-03-23 11:16

Nine whales have died after stranding themselves against a rocky breakwater on Australia’s east coast, with experts working to herd the rest of their group out to sea.

Britain plans Pacific marine reserve

2015-03-18 21:31

Britain plans a vast marine reserve around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific as part of global efforts to halt over-fishing.

 

Oceans worth $24 trillion or more

2015-04-23 16:32

The world's oceans are awash in riches, with output rivalling that of some of the world's largest economies, but over-fishing, pollution and climate change are rapidly eroding those resources.

Eastern Cape man helps save entangled whales

2015-04-22 16:39

An Eastern Cape lodge owner has helped save a humpback whale and her calf after they became entangled in fishing ropes off the coast of Oyster Bay.

US says most humpback whales no longer endangered

2015-04-21 07:23

The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the US government says that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection.

SeaWorld gets sued again over killer whale treatment

2015-04-15 11:01

Opponents of killer whale shows at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment have filed a third lawsuit against the company, saying ticket holders have been defrauded by claims that the animals are healthy and well-treated.

Warming seas may spell the end to Britain's fish and chips

2015-04-14 08:19

Warming seas may spell the end to traditional British food favourites such as haddock and chips, researchers say.

SeaWorld, activists clash on social media over orcas

2015-04-01 16:39

SeaWorld and animal rights groups have clashed on social media over the company's treatment of orcas, which star as the main attraction at several marine parks.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:49

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

Electrifying secrets behind killer eels

2015-03-23 12:20

Researchers unravel the complex system that gives eels the ability to remotely control the nervous systems of their prey while they hunt and kill them.

No claws for alarm: 13 000kg of lobsters survive after falling of a truck

2015-03-19 15:01

About 1.4 tons of live lobsters from Canada survived for several hours after a truck carrying them slid off a highway in central Maine, but the crustaceans were quickly back on their way to New Hampshire and Rhode Island markets, police say.

Endangered manatees counted in Florida

2015-03-17 06:23

Florida has counted 6 063 manatees in the annual survey of endangered marine mammals.

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