Friday 10 August 2012
AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES CONSULTATIONfishupdate.com | 10 Aug 2012
Analysis of the consultation on proposals for the introduction of an Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, which received 1,342 responses, has been published.
Our new island? Pumice float stuns NavyNew Zealand Herald | 10 Aug 2012
A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast. The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted this week by a New Zealand air force plane about 1,000 kilometres northwest of Auckland.
Migrating geese avoid wind farmsBBC | 10 Aug 2012
Pink-footed geese appear to be avoiding new offshore wind farms when returning to the UK, viewing the structures as a threat, a study suggests.
Drill kit leaves UK for icy lakeBBC | 10 Aug 2012
A daring project to explore and unlock the secrets of an ancient lake hidden beneath the Antarctic ice moves closer to reality this weekend.
UVB cause of rising marine deathsBBC | 10 Aug 2012
A "steep increase" in deaths of marine species is due to increases in UVB radiation caused by the hole in the ozone, say scientists.
Spider web glass protects birdsBBC | 10 Aug 2012
A glass coating inspired by the Orb-weaver spider's web is being used to save birds' lives on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Easing the collateral damage fisheries inflict on seabirdsGuardian Unlimited | 10 Aug 2012
Two recent studies highlight the harm that industrial fisheries are doing to the world's seabirds. But tighter regulations and innovative technologies are starting to significantly reduce seabird 'bycatch'.
Lobster war reaches boiling point in Maine and New BrunswickGuardian Unlimited | 10 Aug 2012
A substantial fall in the price of Maine lobsters has led to a cross-border dispute, as processing plants in Canada anger local fishermen by importing the cheaper catch from their US counterparts. Frustration over the influx of cheap lobster has boiled over in New Brunswick in recent weeks, leading to ugly scenes as hundreds of lobstermen have taken to the streets in order to force delivery trucks to turn around.
A beginner's guide to Shark Week - a bloody American traditionGuardian Unlimited | 10 Aug 2012
Thrashing limbs, bloodied ocean and the shell-crushing teeth of the most-feared creature in the sea: this my friends, is Shark Week. Broadcast annually for a quarter-century, the shockingly educational and often voyeuristic week of shark-oriented programming has dominated American airwaves each summer. In response to this audience-attracting move, a small contingent of shark advocates routinely criticize the weekly event and online petitions for a boycott have been made.
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