Deep-Sea Treaty, the Seabreacher X and Ice Age Salmon

Written by on April 23, 2013 in Marine Life

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EU calls for high seas biodiversity protection treaty

As more companies are joining the deep-sea mining rush, EU Maritime Affairs Commissioner Maria Damanaki announced that the UN needs an updated treaty governing the exploitation of deep-sea bioresources. Without proper regulation, deep-sea resources are subject to over-harvesting and the surrounding ecosystems could be severely damaged.

Deep sea research.

Deep sea research. Photo credit: neptunecanada via photopin cc.

Flight testing the Seabreacher X – the 300 horsepower bionic shark

Check out this awesome post about the Seabreacher X — a submersible watercraft shaped like a shark that can complete high speed dives and breach the surface so that the entire vessel leaves the water. Watch the flight test video to see it in action (below) and check out the photo gallery to see just how outrageous these sharks are.

Genetic study finds Ice Age salmon refuge

Researchers recently discovered an area on the coast of North-West France that acted as an ice-free refuge for salmon during the Ice Age. This discovery helps explain the genetic diversity among British and Irish salmon. Because these salmon are some of the most distinct populations in British and Irish waters, scientists feel it is particularly important to learn where they came from and to help preserve them.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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