Archive for November, 2012

Combating IUU Fishing in the EU

Written by on November 25, 2012 in Policy & Ocean Law
Combating IUU Fishing in the EU

On Nov 15, the European Union released a list of countries that are not sufficiently fighting against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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Mission Blue & Ocean-Themed TED Talks

Written by on November 23, 2012 in Marine Life
Mission Blue & Ocean-Themed TED Talks

While you’re home this holiday weekend, check out some of these great ocean-themed TED talks.

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Whales and Dolphins are Thankful for High-Quality Prey

Written by on November 22, 2012 in Marine Life
Whales and Dolphins are Thankful for High-Quality Prey

New research shows that the survival of whales and dolphins depends on the quality of their diets.

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More Jellyfish in Norway

Written by on November 22, 2012 in Jellyfish, Marine Life
More Jellyfish in Norway

The waters in Norway are getting darker, possibly a result of overproduction of organic compounds, which is the perfect recipe for marine areas with fewer fish and more jellyfish.

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“Foul Play” Involved in Gulf Coast Dolphin Deaths

Written by on November 21, 2012 in Marine Life
“Foul Play” Involved in Gulf Coast Dolphin Deaths

Scientists and federal agents are looking into the violent and sometimes gruesome deaths of several bottlenose dolphins along the Gulf coast that occurred this year.

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Japanese Fisheries Agency to Expand Sale of Meat from ‘Scientific Whaling’

Written by on November 20, 2012 in Marine Life
Japanese Fisheries Agency to Expand Sale of Meat from ‘Scientific Whaling’

The Japanese Fisheries Agency recently announced that it will begin selling whale meat from whales caught for “scientific research” directly to restaurants and individuals in 2013.

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ICCAT: Bluefin Tuna are Safe For Now

Written by on November 20, 2012 in Policy & Ocean Law
ICCAT: Bluefin Tuna are Safe For Now

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) annual meeting, held last week in Agadir, Morocco, came to a close yesterday, November 19.

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Virtual Scuba Diving

Written by on November 19, 2012 in Technology
Virtual Scuba Diving

Want to go diving in the South Pacific without buying a plane ticket or getting scuba certified? Well, now you can.

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Progress for Shark Conservation: American Samoa

Written by on November 19, 2012 in Policy & Ocean Law
Progress for Shark Conservation: American Samoa

Last week, American Samoa joined all other U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean by banning shark fishing and shark fin trade.

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How Many Marine Species Are There?

Written by on November 18, 2012 in Marine Life
How Many Marine Species Are There?

A unique study conducted by 270 taxonomists from 32 countries has determined that there are about one million species in the ocean.

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