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Northland Te Arai beach development approvedNew Zealand Herald | 14 Nov 2013
A controversial Northland beach property development has been approved. Hearings commissioners appointed by Auckland Council have just released their decision on the coastal development at Te Arai south of Mangawhai - 100km north of Auckland. The development was strongly opposed by some locals, concerned about endangered species and their habitats.
Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitatsEurekAlert | 22 Aug 2013
(British Antarctic Survey) Antarctic krill are usually less than 6 cm in length but their size belies the major role they play in sustaining much of the life in the Southern Ocean. They are the primary food source for many species of whales, seals, penguins and fish.
University of Montana researcher finds loss of sea ice causes ecological changesEurekAlert | 22 Aug 2013
A new paper co-written by UM associate professor Mark Hebblewhite details ecological changes caused by a loss of Arctic sea ice. The paper concludes that the loss of sea ice obviously will impact the marine food web and the marine mammals that depend on sea ice habitat. Other major ecological changes in adjacent land-based habitats and species also will occur because of warming oceans.
Oceana to send illegal fishing evidence to the EUfishupdate.com | 30 Jan 2013
Oceana says it will send to the EU evidence found of illegal fishing activity in the area surrounding Cabrera and south Majorca, filing a claim against Spain for breach of the' Council Regulation (EC) No. 1967/2006 for management of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea.
Study finds wild mussel beds may recoverWorld Fishing | 16 Mar 2012
Overfishing and sedimentation have reduced the number of natural beds of green-lipped mussels from many regions around New Zealand and in the Firth of Thames the beds have all but gone.
Horse mussels fine could be £8mBBC | 15 Mar 2012
Northern Ireland taxpayers move closer to footing a £8m fine from Europe. It is over the failure to protect a key habitat in Strangford Lough - beds or reefs of horse mussels. Strangford Lough is an area of special scientific interest (ASSI), a special area of conservation (SAC) and a marine nature reserve.
Seagrass age surprises scientistsBBC | 02 Feb 2012
Meadows of seagrass, a keystone species in marine ecosystems, found in the Mediterranean Sea are likely to be tens of thousands of years old, a study shows.
Whales win, walruses lose in warmer Arctic: reportReuters | 01 Dec 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Arctic zone has moved into a warmer, greener "new normal" phase, which means less habitat for polar bears and more access for development, an international scientific team reported on Thursday.
Europe's oceans changing at unprecedented rate: reportReuters | 13 Sep 2011
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's seas are changing at an unprecedented rate as ice sheets melt, temperatures rise and marine life migrates due to climate change, a report by the Climate Change and European Marine Ecosystem Research (CLAMER) project warned.
Coral reefs 'will be gone by end of the century'The Independent UK | 10 Sep 2011
Coral reefs are on course to become the first ecosystem that human activity will eliminate entirely from the Earth, a leading United Nations scientist claims. He says this event will occur before the end of the present century, which means that there are children already born who will live to see a world without coral.
Famine threatens Australia's gentle sea cowsThe Independent UK | 27 Aug 2011
An underwater famine is posing the latest threat to one of Australia's most endangered marine species, the dugong, which lives entirely on sea grass. At least 100 have starved to death in recent months and many more are likely to follow in the absence of their only food source.
Polar bears' threatened status upheld in courtReuters | 30 Jun 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge upheld the status of polar bears as a species threatened by climate change, denying challenges by a safari club, two cattlemen's organizations and the state of Alaska.
Fisheries habitat being steadily eroded, panel toldtheglobeandmail.com | 05 Apr 2011
A federal government policy intended to ensure there is no net loss of fish habitat in Canada is failing to achieve its goal, a panel of experts from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has testified.