Meet the Winners of the Fifth Annual Ocean in Focus Photo Contest
Congratulations to Andy Murch for his grand prize winning photo essay titled "Gillnets: An Indiscriminate Fishery," chosen from a group of six finalists. For his essay, Murch focused on the wasteful practice of gillnet fishing, specifically in th ...
23 May 2013 | www.marinephotobank.com
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Study of a right whale named Eg 3911 reveals how entanglement can cause a slow, invisible death
22 May 2013 | www.whoi.edu
Green light for 'biggest' wave farm
Plans for the world's largest commercial wave farm off the Western Isles move forward after minister give full consent for the project.
22 May 2013 | www.bbc.co.uk
The farmed halibut that's better to eat than its wild brothers
Gigha halibut's sweet, oaky taste has high-end chefs queueing up - and its production is environmentally friendly.These are four-year-old Atlantic halibut, and they may be the future of fish-farming: raised without chemicals and on organic feed.
22 May 2013 | www.guardian.co.uk
'Green' longliner for Blue North
Seattle-based Blue North has contracted Dakota Creek Industries to build a new 'green' longliner, with delivery due in the fourth quarter of 2014.
22 May 2013 | www.worldfishing.net
Surprise discovery of huge bird colony on small island
A survey of a small inshore island at Cape Foulwind, near Westport, has led to the surprise discovery of what appears to be the largest West Coast seabird colony between Cook Strait and Fiordland.
22 May 2013 | www.nzherald.co.nz
New species of sea urchins discovered in NZ waters
Scientists dusting off half-century old archives of sea urchins have discovered seven new species they didn't know existed in New Zealand waters. The dramatic finds include a clarification over the mystery of one giant deepwater species.
21 May 2013 | www.nzherald.co.nz
Oyster Shells Are an Antacid to the Oceans
Decomposing oyster shells, made of calcium carbonate, act like an antacid pill and help generate alkalinity in the increasingly acidic oceans, a study finds.
21 May 2013 | www.nytimes.com
Scientists Explore Roots of Future Tropical Rainfall
A new study, published online May 19 in the journal Nature Geoscience, looks to the past to learn about the future of tropical climate change, and our ability to simulate it with numerical models.
21 May 2013 | www.whoi.edu
EU bathing water 2012 data released
The latest data on EU bathing water quality is released, showing that 93% of more than 22,000 sampled locations meet the minimum standards.
21 May 2013 | www.bbc.co.uk