Archive for March, 2014

Victory for Australia: Japan’s “Scientific” Whaling Must End

Written by on March 31, 2014 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
Victory for Australia: Japan’s “Scientific” Whaling Must End

Today, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan can no longer continue its annual whale hunt in the Southern Ocean.

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The Sea Anemone is a “Planimal”

Written by on March 31, 2014 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
The Sea Anemone is a “Planimal”

Sea anemones are classified as animals, but new research shows that they are actually half animal, half plant.

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Make Your Own Environmental Documentary in Just Two Weeks

Written by on March 28, 2014 in Editor's Choice, Other News
Make Your Own Environmental Documentary in Just Two Weeks

Mark your calendars. This is an expedition you won’t want to miss.

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Keeping Water Supplies Safe on Long Journeys

Written by on March 27, 2014 in Technology
Keeping Water Supplies Safe on Long Journeys

“The presence of any harmful bacteria, viruses and invasive species on a ship can have catastrophic effects…”

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Marine Life Superlatives: The Most Extreme Creatures in the Sea

Written by on March 26, 2014 in Marine Life
Marine Life Superlatives: The Most Extreme Creatures in the Sea

From freezing poles to sun-free hydrothermal vents, marine creatures have adapted in amazing ways to live in some of the Earth’s most extreme environments.

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The Dirty Truth About Some U.S. Fisheries

Written by on March 25, 2014 in Fish, Marine Life
The Dirty Truth About Some U.S. Fisheries

Did you know that some fisheries in the United States discard more fish than they bring to port?

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Protecting the Sargasso Sea

Written by on March 24, 2014 in Policy & Ocean Law
Protecting the Sargasso Sea

The high seas aren’t lawless, but protecting them from environmental threats often proves complicated, since no single country can enforce regulations.

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The Seattle Aquarium Finding Its “Conservation Voice”

Written by on March 21, 2014 in Editor's Choice, Interviews, Other News
The Seattle Aquarium Finding Its “Conservation Voice”

The Seattle Aquarium is starting to find its “conservation voice” with educational and conservation programs and a huge emphasis on local marine life.

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Overfishing Has “Significant Impact” on Global Food Security

Written by on March 20, 2014 in Other News
Overfishing Has “Significant Impact” on Global Food Security

The Global Ocean Commission recently highlighted the risks that declining ocean health has on global food security.

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Ancient Crustacean Fossils: A “Portrait of Prehistoric Parenthood”

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Ancient Crustacean Fossils: A “Portrait of Prehistoric Parenthood”

Well preserved fossils show that some marine crustaceans have used the same brood-care strategy for 450 million years.

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