70 whale carcases discovered in Chile

2016-07-21 15:15

About 70 dead whales have been found in southern Chile less than a year after more than 330 whales washed up in a remote Patagonian inlet.

Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone

2016-07-17 09:00

Rare loggerhead sea turtles have reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia.

Whale freed after three hour operation in Jeffreys Bay

2016-07-06 12:07

A whale entangled in fishing rope lines and floatation buoys was freed following a three-hour operation in Lower Point, Jeffreys Bay.

Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales

2016-06-29 19:24

Scientists have deployed a buoy 35km off the coast of New York's Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in "near real-time".

Indonesia defends opening fire on Chinese boat

2016-06-20 16:47

Indonesia has defended opening fire on Chinese sailors as an action aimed at stopping illegal fishing, as China said it had overlapping maritime claims with Jakarta.

Killing Nemo: Cyanide threat to tropical fish

2016-06-16 17:01

Many of the real-life Nemos swimming in children's fish tanks are caught using cyanide, research shows that highlights the danger to corals.

6 Overberg men arrested with R61 500 worth of crayfish, abalone

2016-06-15 15:39

Six men from an Overberg fishing village are set to appear in court for illegal possession of crayfish and abalone, Western Cape police say.

Nasa takes 7 000m view of the world's coral reefs

2016-06-09 22:21

Nasa and other top scientists are gathering new data on coral reefs like never before - from 7 000m in the air.

EU warns Thailand over illegal fishing

2016-06-08 06:27

The EU warned Thailand to take 'swift and determined' action against illegal fishing, or risk a European ban on its fish exports.

'Ground-breaking' accord on illegal fishing

2016-06-05 19:29

The UN says a ground-breaking international treaty to combat fishing pirates has taken effect, legally binding in 29 countries that so far have adhered to it.


Court nixes US Navy sonar rules

2016-07-17 18:41

A federal appeals court says the US Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar that could harm whales and other marine life.

Scientists surveying ocean floor turn up new fish

2016-07-13 20:09

Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands. Sometimes it's stuff he has to name.

Illegal Chinese vessels leave SA shores

2016-06-30 21:17

Three Chinese fishing vessels caught in South African waters without permits have been released after paying a R1.3 million fine, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on Thursday.

Peru finds 8 million seahorses bound for Asia

2016-06-21 17:55

Peruvian authorities have seized eight million seahorses smuggled on a Chinese-flagged ship bound for Asia, the government says.

Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

2016-06-19 20:51

Huge swathes of once vibrant coral reefs are stark white ghost towns after the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's ocean levels.

2 new shark sanctuaries created in Caribbean

2016-06-15 22:29

The Caribbean boasts two new shark sanctuaries as the Cayman Islands and St Maarten have declared their territorial waters closed to all commercial shark fishing.

Drone shows the secret life of rare whales

2016-06-10 10:15

New Zealand researchers have captured stunning drone footage of endangered whales feeding off the Auckland coast.

'Common understanding' that net fishing will be stopped in part of Langebaan lagoon

2016-06-09 21:12

Fishing restrictions at Langebaan lagoon were imposed to protect the integrity of the marine protected area, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Shark attack closes Red Sea beach

2016-06-06 16:04

Egypt has imposed a 15-day ban on sport fishing and offshore swimming near a popular Red Sea destination where a shark attack took place.

Scientists - Greek formation no 'lost city'

2016-06-03 18:28

Scientists say a collection of structures discovered in shallow waters off the Greek island of Zakynthos and thought to be a "lost city", were actually formed by natural process.

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