Thursday, September 28, 2023


Check Out James Sturz’s New Novel ‘Underjungle’

"Underjungle," a new novel by author and journalist James Sturz about love, loss, family and war set entirely underwater, was recently released.

North Pacific Right Whale’s Critical Habitat Set For Expansion

The US National Marine Fisheries Service announced this week that it intends to expand critical habitat protections in Alaska for the North Pacific right whale.

Whale Advocates Release New Report Debunking Claims of Whale and Dolphin Hunters in Faroe Islands

A group of leading animal welfare and marine conservation organizations released a new report challenging claims that the annual pilot whale hunts in the Faroe Islands are humane, sustainable and integral to local culture.

NOAA Awards $3.9 Million Grant To Ocean Enterprise Initiative

NOAA has awarded a US$3.9 million (~€3.7 million) grant to the Marine Technology Society to launch the Ocean Enterprise Initiative (OEI).

Book A Virtual Shark Lesson With Sharks4Kids

You can book virtual and in-person shark lessons year-round with Sharks4Kids. Allowing them to learn about sharks from experts.

New Acoustic Technology Aims to Enable Offshore Energy & Protect Marine Mammals

A new technology aims to help understand and protect marine mammals while enabling the ever-growing demand for offshore energy.

US Government Looks To Extend Gold Coral Harvest Moratorium For Another Five Years

The US government is proposing extending the harvest moratorium on deep-water Gold Corals through June 30, 2028.

U.S. Government Allocates $19 Million Towards Combating Marine Debris.

The US government has allocated a further $19 million towards combating the scourge of marine debris.

Panel On Climate Threats In Coastal Developing Countries To Take Place Next Week

A panel discussion on responding to climate threats in coastal developing countries is scheduled to be held at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC on September 26th, both in person and online.

UN Maritime Law Court Holding A Hearing On Ocean Protection

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is holding a hearing to determine whether countries are legally obligated to prevent carbon dioxide emissions from being absorbed by the ocean.

Study Highlights The Decline Of The Goliath Grouper Population

New research has shed light on the plight of the Goliath Grouper and the fact that its population has declined since 2013.

Canadian Government Goes Against Scientific Advice On Herring Fishery

Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO announced a much larger herring quota than anticipated, in a blow to conservation efforts.

Five-Day Expedition Studies The Gulf Stream Currents

Researchers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) recently embarked on a five-day expedition to study the Gulf Stream.

Whale Shark Health Relies On Habitat, Diet – And The Right Mix Of Microbes

Scientists from around the world have collaborated to sample microbes on the skin surface of the world’s largest fish – the whale shark.