ARTICLES RELATING TO MARINE LIFE

Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

2017-03-27 07:18

Pakistan has arrested at least 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in its waters.

Italy fishermen down rods in dolphin dispute

2017-03-22 22:17

Italian fishermen have announced plans for two days of strikes in protest over crafty dolphins they accuse of pinching their catch.

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

2017-03-17 12:26

Indonesia summoned the British ambassador after a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage.

UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef

2017-03-14 12:31

A British-owned cruise ship has smashed into and damaged pristine coral reefs in a remote corner of Indonesia known as one of the world's most bio-diverse marine habitats.

Australia sees second year of Barrier Reef bleaching

2017-03-10 12:11

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of mass coral bleaching, scientists say, warning many species would struggle to fully recover.

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.

 

Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

2017-03-27 07:17

Pakistan has arrested at least 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in its waters.

'Dead zones' a threat to coral reefs

2017-03-21 07:02

Low-oxygen areas of the ocean known as dead zones threaten hundreds of coral reefs worldwide, fragile ecosystems already struggling because of climate change and pollution, researchers say.

The seal whiskerers: Navy looks to sea life for new ships

2017-03-15 08:05

The US Navy is enlisting the help of seals - but not the kind of highly trained special operatives with whom it usually associates.

Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

2017-03-13 12:27

Coral reefs, unique underwater ecosystems that sustain a quarter of the world's marine species and half a billion people, are dying on an unprecedented scale due to rising ocean temperatures

Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp

2017-03-05 21:24

Michigan plans to offer a prize to someone who can come up with a way to put the brakes on the invasive fish.

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.

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