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Roaming sharks go home to give birthBBC | 06 Dec 2013
Researchers find direct evidence that female lemon sharks go back to their own birthplace to reproduce. The researchers say it strengthens the argument for restrictions on fishing at specific sites.
'Funeral procession' for Maui's dolphin in WellingtonNew Zealand Herald | 04 Dec 2013
Campaigners convinced New Zealand's set-net fishing restrictions are a death sentence for the Maui's dolphins have laid cardboard coffins and fishing nets full of plastic junk outside Parliament.
CITES Announces New Web Resource on Sharks and Raysbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 04 Dec 2013
22 November 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) has announced the establishment of a web section on sharks and manta rays.
THE UNIQUE ADAPTIVE FEATURES OF THE MANGROVES (blog)Blue Carbon Portal | 02 Dec 2013
The World Atlas of Mangroves second edition is a publication compiled in joint support from ITTO, ISME, FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNU-INWEH, UNEP-WCMC and The Nature Conservancy that brings together up-to-date mangrove information from all around the world with updated mangrove distribution maps and data. One of the most exciting section of this publication is chapter one which I have briefly summarized so those new to mangroves like me can understand what makes mangroves unique.
A last chance to save Australia's Great Barrier ReefThe Independent UK | 02 Dec 2013
The spring spawning of coral on the Great Barrier Reef is a grand affair, with vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean turning red as millions of sperm and eggs are released, in a spectacle that is visible from space.
The Return of the SealsWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 27 Nov 2013
Growing herds raise questions of how humans and seals can prosper together.
English seas get new marine zonesBBC | 21 Nov 2013
The government says it will create 27 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to protect wildlife in the seas around the English coast.
England names 27 new marine conservation zonesGuardian Unlimited | 21 Nov 2013
Twenty-seven new marine conservation zones (MCZs) will be created in English seas on Thursday to protect seahorses, coral reefs, oyster beds and other marine life. But the number is four less than ministers proposed and just one-fifth of the 127 zones recommended by the government's own consultation.
WWF calls for bluefin tuna and shark conservationWorld Fishing | 19 Nov 2013
WWF is calling on the European Commission (EC) to ensure maximum efforts are made to conserve Atlantic bluefin tuna and sharks ahead of an annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
A Struggle To Capture Whale Footage (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 19 Nov 2013
We only had two days left and the weather was closing in and getting stormy. We hadnt gotten the footage we needed yet and our budget was becoming perilously exhausted. Our chances of capturing exciting footage of right whales off Peninsula Valdes in Argentina were diminishing by the hour.
Marine Protection Specialhttps://cmsdata.iucn.org | 18 Nov 2013
Using MPAs to protect and restore ecosystem services in coastal areas and elsewhere is now critically important. Key Biodiversity Areas, and the Hope Spots launched in this newsletter, also all help in adding new places, names and voices to what we now need to do.
Sea Turtles of the Yucatan Peninsula (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 12 Nov 2013
The green turtle emerged directly in front the research station run by Flora, Fauna y Cultura de Mexico, a local sea turtle organization and partner of SEE Turtles. To give the turtle the space she needed to dig, we moved up the path, only to have the turtle follow us. Eventually though, she changed her mind and returned to the water without nesting.
Fish Night @ IIED will launch book and online networkIIED - International Institute for Environment and Development | 11 Nov 2013
The International Institute for Environment and Development will launch our latest book, Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications on Thursday 28 November at our office in London. We will also launch FishNet— an online, multi-stakeholder portal that will promote increased understanding and appropriate management for sustainable fisheries.
Monty Halls backs Celtic Seas protectionWorld Fishing | 11 Nov 2013
Monty Halls, BBC2's Fishermans Apprentice, has supported the launch of the Celtic Seas Partnership, a pioneering four year international project to protect the 'Celtic Seas which extend from the British Isles and Ireland to northern France.
What do the Grand Canyon and New York City have in common? (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 05 Nov 2013
A recent exhibit by Gus Petro imagines the city nestled amongst the valleys and peaks of the Grand Canyon – but what if I told you there was a canyon twice its size already in New York? No need for photoshop here, the Hudson Canyon is 740 km long and 3200 m deep and mere miles down the Hudson River and beneath the deep blue sea...