Bringing in the snoek

2015-05-23 18:36

The boats line up along the jetty, bobbing in the cold south Atlantic waters at Lambert's Bay, to bring in the day's snoek catch .

Scientists discover secrets of plankton

2015-05-22 10:05

A world of diversity has been discovered in plankton, the tiny plants, viruses and embryonic fish that are a favourite food of whales.

Great White becomes Twitter star

2015-05-17 21:04

An organisation studying Great Whites is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following.

It's a happy Mother's Day for endangered right whales

2015-05-10 21:43

For marine biologists at the New England Aquarium, it's a super-sized Mother's Day after the recent birth of 17 new North Atlantic right whale calves.

Belize offshore oil plan sparks worries for reefs, fisheries

2015-05-08 13:15

Belize offshore oil proposal has environmentalists worried about reefs, fisheries, tourism.

Deep-sea microbes the missing link

2015-05-06 22:06

Deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Norway, scientists have found micro-organisms they call a missing link connecting the simple cells that first populated Earth to the complex cellular life now.

Secret of gaping whale mouths revealed

2015-05-04 21:25

When the fin whale gets ready to eat, Earth's second-largest animal opens its mouth so wide that it can gulp an amount of water larger than the volume of its own body.

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.


Fire on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

2015-05-22 20:25

The US Coast Guard has rescued 28 oil workers from an offshore platform in the Gulf Of Mexico after a fire broke out.

Feisty seal briefly closes Durban beach

2015-05-19 16:00

A subantarctic fur sea finally managed to come ashore for a rest after the busy Durban beaches deterred his earlier attempts.

Warm blood makes opah fish succeed in oceans

2015-05-14 23:08

The silvery, round-bodied opah fish is the first warm-blooded fish known to science and this unusual ability gives it a competitive edge in the cold ocean depths.

Sei whales beached along Chilean coast

2015-05-08 22:21

About 20 sei whales have beached along the coast of southern Chile.

Ship may have hit whale found washed up

2015-05-07 19:14

Ship may have killed a humpback whale found on a San Francisco Bay Area beach.

Chef at US whale sushi restaurant sentenced

2015-05-05 08:19

A chef who worked at a Santa Monica restaurant that illegally served whale meat has been sentenced.

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.

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