Juvenile humpback whale freed after 'anchored' to sea bed

2016-08-27 07:10

A juvenile humpback whale has had to be freed after it was entangled in fishing rope and lines which anchored it to the seabed.

Moon is key to when jellyfish hit beach - study

2016-08-25 21:35

Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the sky as much as the sea after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phase of the moon.

Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle

2016-08-18 18:37

Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.

Greenland sharks may live 400 years, researchers say

2016-08-11 22:17

Greenland sharks are the Earth's longest-lived vertebrates - or creatures with a spine - with a lifespan that can last as long as 400 years, international researchers say.

Whale freed from ropes and fishing lines off PE beach

2016-08-09 21:36

A 10-metre Humpback whale has been successfully freed from rope, fishing lines and buoys off Port Elizabeth's Noordhoek Beach, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network says.

Whale freed after being caught in ropes off Cape Point

2016-08-07 22:01

A whale caught in flotation buoys and fishing ropes has been successfully freed, a day after it got trapped, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network says.

Rules on shark fin removal tightened

2016-08-03 18:08

American regulators are tightening the restrictions on the removal of the fins from smooth dogfish sharks while at sea.

Mexico launches drones to protect endangered porpoise

2016-07-30 07:45

Mexico's government has launched drones to back last-ditch efforts to prevent illegal fishing activities that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise.

Spared lobster dies during trip to retirement

2016-07-28 12:19

Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement.

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.


Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

2016-08-26 11:51

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

Activists to battle on after Japan whaling court victory

2016-08-23 21:05

Japanese whalers have celebrated what they have described as a court victory in the US to end years of high seas clashes with anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, which immediately vowed to fight on.

Questions about horseshoe crab survival in medical harvest

2016-08-17 18:53

Regulators say they need to get a firmer handle on how many horseshoe crabs die as part of the harvest of the animals for biomedical use.

Study finds ship noise disrupting humpback whale feeding

2016-08-11 10:40

A study has found that noise from shipping in North Atlantic waters is impacting the feeding behaviour of humpback whales.

'Alarming' bleaching of Maldives corals - conservationists

2016-08-08 14:57

Coral reefs in the Maldives are under severe stress after suffering mass bleaching this year as sea temperatures soared, a top conservationist body has warned.

Chilean salmon industry tries to kick antibiotic habit

2016-08-06 15:24

Chile's salmon industry, the second-largest in the world, is trying to cut back its heavy use of antibiotics, which pollute the environment and could cause new super-bacteria to emerge.

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

2016-08-03 11:14

Global heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year, making 2015 the worst in modern times across a range of key environmental indicators, international scientists say.

All fisheries dept vessels finally back at sea

2016-07-29 12:04

It took nearly four years, but all six fisheries department vessels are back at sea, patrolling and researching.

Rare white whale 'Migaloo' sighted off Australia

2016-07-26 18:52

An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the Australian coast as he migrates towards warmer tropical waters to mate.

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.

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