High seas protest law passedNew Zealand Herald | 16 Apr 2013
Parliament has passed a controversial law outlawing protests that interfere with or damage oil exploration vessels, leaving protesters liable for a fine of up to $100,000 for groups or $50,000 for an individual. The new law also makes it an offence for people to get closer than 500 metres to a ship that is declared to have a "non-interference zone''.
David Miliband to head global fight to prevent eco-disaster in oceansGuardian Unlimited | 09 Feb 2013
An environmental catastrophe with greater economic impact than the global financial crash is occurring on the high seas, according to David Miliband. The former foreign secretary is to lead a new, high-level international effort to end the lawlessness of the oceans, which will be unveiled this week.
United Nations takes steps for the world's oceansWorld Wide Fund For Nature | 08 Dec 2011
States meeting at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York agreed yesterday that urgent action is needed to protect biological diversity in the high seas and deep sea.
Durban Oceans Day Discusses Marine Biodiversity Issuesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 05 Dec 2011
Participants at Oceans Day, part of the Durban Climate Change Conference, engaged in a session on "Climate change and African fisheries - ensuring food security and sustainable livelihoods," which highlighted the alarming state of fish stocks depletion, and the need to sustainably manage high seas fisheries as well as phase out perverse subsidies to fisheries.
May Issue of Marine News Features Arctic Hotspots, Links with Rio+20biodiversity-l.iisd.org | 16 May 2011
Marine News, the newsletter of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Marine and Polar Programme, features an editorial on "High Seas on the Road to Rio+20", as well as articles on Arctic hotspots, climate change mitigation and adaptation, ocean acidification, the first satellite-tagged western grey whale and marine protected areas (MPAs).
Europe seeks to protect mid-Atlantic high seasReuters | 24 Sep 2010
BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - European nations agreed on Friday to set up fishing-free zones in remote parts of the Atlantic Ocean in the world's first high seas network of protected areas beyond the control of national governments.
Russia and Norway Reach Accord on Barents Sea - NYTimes.comNew York Times | 28 Apr 2010
The leaders of Russia and Norway on Tuesday resolved a 40-year-old dispute over dividing the Barents Sea and part of the Arctic Ocean into clear economic zones extending to the edge of Europes northern continental shelf. The agreement could herald oil and natural gas exploration in a huge and potentially lucrative region.
High Seas Beyond National Jurisdiction Badly in Need of ProtectionUN News Centre | 02 Feb 2010
UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiros statement to the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction in New York, 1 February.
Bird Cam Captures Albatross, Killer Whale Rendezvous - Wired Newsbing.com:80 | 07 Oct 2009
Tiny cameras attached to the backs of four Antarctic albatrosses have revealed a clever feeding strategy: Instead of randomly scanning the open ocean for prey, some birds appear to fly alongside killer whales and scavenge for scraps left by the ...
Keeping An Eye On The OceansScienceDaily.com | 17 Sep 2009
In the last ten years, scientists have set up a global observing system to monitor the world's oceans. The observation system works by combining satellite observations with data from in-water recording devices such as buoys, tide gauges and an array of more than 3000 Argo robots.
Seaglider sets new underwater endurance and range recordsEurekAlert | 10 Sep 2009
(University of Washington) A University of Washington Seaglider operated for 9 months and 5 days in the Pacific Ocean, an endurance record more than double what any other autonomous underwater vehicle has accomplished on a single mission. During that time it propelled itself a distance equivalent to crossing the Atlantic Ocean from New England to Europe, without periods of drifting with currents and while continually diving to collect data.
Human waste threatens marine life, says studyNew Zealand Herald | 31 Aug 2009
A tawny stuffed puppy bobs in cold sea water, his four stiff legs tangled in the net of some nameless fisherman.It's one of the bigger pieces of trash in a giant patch of garbage-littered water - one that's bigger than Texas -...
Scientists Find 'Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch'ScienceDaily.com | 27 Aug 2009
Scientists have just completed an unprecedented journey into the vast and little-explored "Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch." The researchers encountered a large amount of debris including a large net entwined with plastic and various marine organisms.
Missing cargo ship 'a mystery'New Zealand Herald | 13 Aug 2009
A ship being hijacked off the coast of Somalia is - sad to say - becoming an all-too-common event. One being hijacked in northern European waters is something that's almost unheard of.Russia's navy has today been deployed to find...