Friday 13 April 2012
Niwa to study deep sea communitiesNew Zealand Herald | 13 Apr 2012
From this week Niwa will study vulnerable deep sea communities.The research vessel Tangaroa will explore the biodiversity of habitats in the Bay of Plenty and southern Kermadec Ridge, starting 80km off Tauranga.
Sam Judd: Shark fin soup (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 13 Apr 2012
Ministry of Fisheries data estimates that 1,680 tonnes of shark are taken annually in New Zealand just for their fins - such an incredible waste. As apex predators, sharks are crucial to maintaining a healthy balance in our ecosystems. We must stop the senseless waste and cruelty that fishermen practice regularly.
Under climate change, winners and losers on the coral reefEurekAlert | 13 Apr 2012
As ocean temperatures rise, some species of corals are likely to succeed at the expense of others, according to a report published online on April 12 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology that details the first large-scale investigation of climate effects on corals.
Why letting salmon escape could benefit bears and fishersScienceDaily.com | 13 Apr 2012
New research suggests that allowing more Pacific salmon to spawn in coastal streams will not only benefit the natural environment, including grizzly bears, but could also lead to more salmon in the ocean and thus larger salmon harvests in the long term -- a win-win for ecosystems and humans.
The Quest to Map TitanicWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 13 Apr 2012
Shipwreck drove advances in deep-sea imaging technology.
Greenpeace launched tuna iPhone appWorld Fishing | 13 Apr 2012
Greenpeace Australia has launched its Canned Tuna Guide iPhone app, that sits within the Australian Marine Conservation Society's (AMCS) Sustainable Seafood Guide app.
Satellite mapping pinpoints penguin populationReuters | 13 Apr 2012
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Counting emperor penguins in their icy Antarctic habitat was not easy until researchers used new technology to map the birds from space, and they received a pleasant penguin surprise for their efforts.
Salmon escapes 'help ecosystem'New Zealand Herald | 13 Apr 2012
Allowing more Pacific salmon to escape from fishing nets could benefit both humans and bears, a US study has found. Greater "escapement" would increase the number of salmon spawning in coastal streams.
Eye-in-sky helps count penguinsBBC | 13 Apr 2012
There are nearly 600,000 emperor penguins in Antarctica - twice as many as was previously thought - according to a new satellite survey.
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