Monday 26 March 2012
Ancient civilizations reveal ways to manage fisheries for sustainabilityEurekAlert | 26 Mar 2012
(Stanford University) A team of marine scientists has reconstructed fisheries yields over seven centuries of human habitation in Hawaii and the Florida Keys, the largest coral reef ecosystems in the United States. Results show that before European contact, Native Hawaiians were catching fish at sustainable rates, whereas historical Florida fisheries experienced commercially driven booms and busts.
Sub reaches Earth's deepest placeBBC | 26 Mar 2012
Film director James Cameron returns to the surface after reaching the deepest point in the ocean, the Mariana Trench, the first person in 50 years to do so.
James Cameron succeeds in Mariana Trench diveGuardian Unlimited | 26 Mar 2012
The Hollywood director James Cameron has completed his submarine journey to the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of Earth's oceans. The director of Titanic and Avatar used a specially designed submarine to dive nearly seven miles (11km).
Australia retrieves huge ghost netWorld Fishing | 26 Mar 2012
The largest ghost net seen in many years, weighing in dry at around 1.5t has been retrieved from Ashmore Reef by Customs officers aboard the 'Ashmore Guardian'.
Rising tides threaten Tanzania's coastal townstrust.org | 26 Mar 2012
Surging Indian Ocean tides have forced hundreds of people in northeast Tanzanias Pangani District to abandon their homes, as higher seas increasingly threaten settlements along East Africas coastline.
BOOST FOR SHETLAND FISHERIES RESEARCHfishupdate.com | 26 Mar 2012
A Shetland-based research centre will provide more support for sustainable fisheries, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government.
EU push for ocean energy set to fall shortReuters | 26 Mar 2012
LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Europe's wave and tidal power technology is likely to disappoint EU expectations for 2020 and take over a decade to contribute to energy supply in a significant way, even though it is chalking up rapid growth and drawing in big industrial investors.
Japanese trawler 'lost' in tsunami spotted from CanadaTelegraph | 26 Mar 2012
Caked with rust, its bow bobbing in the swell, a ghostly Japanese trawler drifts forlornly along the Canadian coast. The unmanned vessel was assumed lost along with virtually everything else that lay in the path of the huge tsunami which decimated the east coast of Japan last year.
James Cameron's historic solo diveGuardian Unlimited | 26 Mar 2012
Film-maker describes the Mariana trench as 'very lunar' after completing a dive only ever done by two others.
What is the cost of climate change to our oceans?Guardian Unlimited | 26 Mar 2012
An unprecedented study claims to show how the effects of climate change could cost the global marine economy two trillion dollars per year, but this begs the question: how can you cost the oceans?