Wednesday 23 May 2012
New Study Sets Baseline of Carbon in Arctic OceanWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 23 May 2012
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have conducted a new study to measure levels of carbon at various depths in the Arctic Ocean. The study, recently published in the journal Biogeosciences, provides data that will help researchers better understand the Arctic Oceans carbon cycle—the pathway through which carbon enters and is used by the marine ecosystem.
New means of safeguarding world fish stocks provenEurekAlert | 23 May 2012
(Bangor University) Powerful and versatile new genetic tools that will assist in safeguarding both European fish stocks and European consumers is reported in Nature Communications. The paper reports on the first system proven to identify populations of fish species to a forensic level of validation.
Pacific Island nations taking the lead in sustainably managing ocean resourcesunescap.org | 23 May 2012
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Leaders of Pacific Island developing nations attending a regional United Nations meeting here yesterday appealed to the world to help them deal with the impact of climate change and protect their marine environment to ensure their well-being and very survival.
Peru dolphin death mystery deepens, algae eyedReuters | 23 May 2012
LIMA (Reuters) - The mystery surrounding the deaths of at least 877 dolphins in Peru deepened on Wednesday as the government said human activity was not to blame but failed to pinpoint a natural cause for the massive die-off.
Europe cracks down on sulphur emissions from shipsReuters | 23 May 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Tough new limits on the maximum sulphur content of shipping fuels will come into effect in Europe at the end of the decade, after EU governments agreed on draft legislation on Wednesday.
How whales open their huge mouthsBBC | 23 May 2012
A sensory organ discovered in the jaw of the world's largest whales explains how the animals open their huge mouths so quickly, say scientists.
Peru denies dolphin death claimsBBC | 23 May 2012
A Peruvian minister denies claims that explosions used in oil exploration are to blame for the deaths of hundreds of dolphins.
TB eNews Highlights Recent Transboundary Conservation Initiativesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 23 May 2012
The new issue of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Transboundary eNews highlights TIHPA, the first marine transboundary protected area established globally, and CMS's work to implement the mandate to establish and maintain ecological networks.
Ben Fogle plans to swim the Atlantic in 100 daysGuardian Unlimited | 23 May 2012
The BBC television presenter and wildlife campaigner will attempt to become only the second person in history to swim the Atlantic, in a bid to raise awareness of the environmental threats to the planet's oceans.
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