The Planet’s Fisheries Are In Even Worse Shape Than We Believed

The world’s oceans have been overfished far more than reported, according to a new study. The report, published in the journal Nature Communications, reanalyzed worldwide catch data and compared it to information that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations uses. Researchers found that from 1950 to 2010, up to 30 percent more […]

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Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice

Samples taken from five locatings saw concentrations of more than 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of ocean ice Scientists have found a record quantity of plastic trapped in Arctic sea ice, creating concern about the impact on marine life and human health. Up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles were found per litre of ocean […]

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The Cape Cod shark attack is a terrible reminder of our fragility- and that of the sea | Philip Hoare

Great whites follow seals, collisions with swimmers and surfers ensue. I decline to demonize the scything dorsal fin The terrible news of a young man’s death after an attack by a shark off Cape Cod comes wreathed in a kind of narrative that cannot be any consolation to his family, suffering the grief of his […]

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Mexico generates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the biologically spectacular Revillagigedo archipelago Mexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific archipelago regarded as its crown jewel. The measures will help ensure the conservation of marine animals including whales, giant lights and turtles. The protection zone spans 57,000 […]

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What This Fisherman In Newfoundland Pulled Out Of The Sea Is Freaking People Out

The Vikings once believed that the island of Newfoundland was surrounded by a sea full of ogres. As funny as that voices, they may have been right A man from Nova Scotia named Scott Tanner was fishing in Newfoundland when he pulled up a strange beast that looks like something you’d insure on an old-fashioned […]

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The fictional, extraordinary life of the Greenland shark- 392 years and counting

The enormous predator is one of the oldest and largest beings on planet Globe. Writer Thomas Batten imagines a sharks tale Researchers in Arctic waters have utilized new techniques to set the age of a female Greenland shark at a staggering 392 years. The enormous predator one of the worlds largest at about five meters […]

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UN poised to move ahead with landmark treaty to protect high sea

Waters outside national boundaries are currently unregulated, were destroyed by overfishing and pollution. 140 countries back the motion to establish a treaty The world’s oceans are set for a long overdue boost in the coming days as the United Nation votes for the first time on a schemed treaty to protect and regulate the high […]

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Superstar of anti-dolphin killing film The Cove held by Japanese immigration

Ric OBarry seen in documentary about carnage in a Japanese village says government is waging a war on dolphins The star of Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, about the killing of dolphins in a village in Japan, has been detained by immigration authorities at Tokyos Narita international airport. Ric OBarry an American known for training the […]

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Let them feed bugs: US startup considers future of sustainable food in creepy crawlies

Grubbly Farms is creating black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood The experiment started inside the laundry room of an apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, where the two college student created a nursery for 700 larvae of black soldier flies they bought on Amazon for $20. Sean […]

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How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practise of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldmanenvironmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian was […]

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