Fiji PM: We're losing the battle to save coral reefs

2018-01-18 05:22

Climate change may kill the world’s coral reefs by the end of the century, affecting about one billion people, says the Fijian prime minister.

Most sea turtles now female in north Great Barrier Reef

2018-01-10 09:09

The vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef are now female because of warmer temperatures due to climate change, which influences their sex during incubation, researchers say.

Brazilian environmentalists studying deaths of dolphins

2018-01-04 13:38

Environmentalists in Brazil say they are trying to figure out why more than 80 gray dolphins have died in less than a month on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state

Scuba-diving Santa Claus delights children in San Francisco

2017-12-20 23:49

The California Academy of Sciences kicked off its annual Scuba Santa show with about 100 children and adults who crowded around a coral reef exhibit to watch jolly St. Nick feed fish.

Activists in Mexico protect, release sea turtle hatchlings

2017-12-05 11:48

Watched by tourists, activists and a helpful guard dog named Lulu, a new generation of olive ridley sea turtles plod across a short stretch of sand and into the warm Pacific, to grow and eventually return to the same beach someday to lay their own eggs.

Scallops have 200 eyes, which function like a telescope - study

2017-12-02 22:47

Scallops may look like simple creatures, but the seafood delicacy has 200 eyes that function remarkably like a telescope, using living mirrors to focus light, researchers say.

Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate

2017-11-26 20:52

The US government is close to enacting new rules about the New England ocean habitat that would mean dramatic changes.

Nations decide to increase quota for Atlantic Bluefin tuna

2017-11-21 22:00

Officials say nations fishing the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean have decided on a major expansion in the annual quota for prized Bluefin tuna.

Prospecting rights to mine seabed phosphate alarms marine experts

2017-11-08 13:07

Prospecting rights over huge areas of South Africa’s continental shelf have been granted to three companies searching for phosphate, writes Don Pinnock.

Fishy story: Headless 400-pound tuna found in woods

2017-11-01 20:29

State Environmental Police and federal fisheries regulators are trying to figure out who dumped the headless fish in the woods of Gloucester.


Maine whale biologist says whale protected her from shark

2018-01-11 06:43

A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark.

Report: 'Dead zones' common to Chesapeake grow across oceans

2018-01-09 11:47

An international research team including Chesapeake Bay-focused scientists says the "dead zones" that have long plagued the bay have developed and worsened across the globe.

Giant marine reptile lived in Antarctic 150 million years ago: Scientists

2017-12-23 08:53

Scientists in Argentina have found the remains of a giant carnivorous marine reptile, or plesiosaur, that lived 150 million years ago in Antarctica.

Whales - after deadly year - could become extinct, say officials

2017-12-11 10:27

Officials with the US federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.

Sea turtles' sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'

2017-12-04 22:15

Sea turtles in Kenya face the same problem other marine life have worldwide and that is the scourge of plastic trash.

Graphic Australian video of Japanese whaling released

2017-11-28 09:01

Activist group Sea Shepherd has released graphic video of Japanese fishermen harpooning whales in the Southern Ocean after a long battle with the Australian government to make the images public.

Rubbish floating in the Caribbean a problem

2017-11-24 18:24

Floating masses of garbage off some of the Caribbean's pristine beaches offer grim evidence of a vast and growing problem of plastic waste heedlessly dumped in the ocean.

Swimming with dolphins in VR to aid disabled

2017-11-19 17:05

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial.

Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts

2017-11-02 06:47

Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions.

Seafood fans hope for return of Maine shrimp

2017-10-29 09:00

Seafood lovers may see the return of Maine shrimp to fish markets and restaurants in the US if interstate regulators decide the critter's population is strong enough.

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