Mexico seizes Asia-bound shark fins

2015-10-10 22:18

Mexico has seized shark fins and fish air bladders bound for Hong Kong.

Corals reefs suffering from severe underwater heat wave

2015-10-08 08:00

Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as 'The Blob', scientists say.

Illegal, industrial fishing threaten oceans - experts

2015-10-07 11:27

The world’s oceans are under threat from both illegal and mass industrial fishing, in which millions of fish are caught and discarded, experts warn.

Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

2015-10-06 08:08

A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a 'walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF.

Obama administration moving to create 2 marine sanctuaries

2015-10-05 08:24

President Barack Obama's administration will announce steps to create marine sanctuaries in Maryland and Wisconsin and will take further action to combat illegal fishing, the White House says.

Turtle-eating sharks help slow global warming, scientist says

2015-09-29 10:42

Sharks help to reduce global warming by eating sea turtles and other creatures that consume carbon-rich sea grasses, an Australian scientist says.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in poor health

2015-09-21 16:31

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in poor condition and the state of inshore areas along the 2 300km coral reef are not improving quickly enough.

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Fossil sea turtle is 25 million years older than earlier discoveries

2015-09-15 10:28

Scientists have described what they say is the world’s oldest known fossil sea turtle, 25 million years older than the previously known oldest specimen.

When sperm whales click, is it culture?

2015-09-09 15:04

Sperm whales create social cliques based on a shared dialect of vocal clicks, evidence that humans are not alone in having culture, according to research published Tuesday.


California agency approves expansion of SeaWorld whale tanks

2015-10-09 14:12

A California agency has approved a $100m expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in the San Diego – but it has also banned the park from breeding captive orcas.

Transnet cautions fishermen

2015-10-07 21:43

The KZN fishing forum's plan to embark on rolling mass action will do little to alter fishing regulations, the Transnet National Ports Authority has said.

Belgium, Netherlands facing oil slick

2015-10-07 08:36

Belgium and the Netherlands are frantically trying to stop the spread of oil leaking from a collision between a freighter and a tanker in the North Sea.

Scientists puzzled by whale shark Gulf gathering

2015-10-05 16:36

Each year between May and September more than 100 whale sharks feed in the warm surface water near the offshore Al Shaheen oil field, 80km north of Qatar.

Large numbers of Guadalupe fur seals dying off California

2015-09-29 20:01

US officials are investigating why a large number of endangered Guadalupe fur seals have died along California coast.

New Zealand to create giant South Pacific sanctuary, banning fishing, mining

2015-09-29 08:11

Waters north of New Zealand are set to become one of the world's largest ocean sanctuaries, covering an area roughly the size of France, with a full ban on fishing and mining, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key says at the United Nations.

Taiwan boat caught with huge illegal shark fin haul

2015-09-19 16:52

A Taiwan-flagged boat has been caught with an illegal haul of more than 100 shark fins and is being escorted back to a home port, Taiwanese authorities say.

Half of marine life wiped out in last 40 years: WWF

2015-09-16 20:00

Pollution, industrial fishing and climate change have killed off half of all marine life in the last four decades, according to a WWF report.

Scientists expect Hawaii's worst coral bleaching ever

2015-09-12 09:59

Researchers say warmer-than-normal Ocean temperatures around Hawaii this year will likely lead to the worst coral bleaching the islands have ever seen.

Whale rescued off Cape Point

2015-09-09 10:47

A whale has been rescued near Cape Point lighthouse after being entangled in trap ropes attached to the seabed, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network says.

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