Thursday, January 27, 2022


Lighted Nets Helped Significantly Reduce Unwanted Fish Bycatch

Scientists have found that using lighted nets greatly reduced accidental bycatch of sharks, rays, sea turtles and unwanted finfish.

DEMA Calls For Comments On New Areas Under Consideration for National Marine Sanctuary Status

DEMA is calling on the dive industry to weigh in on the US government's plans to consider several new locations for National Marine Sanctuary status.

US$4.5 Million Donation Heading Sea Shepherd’s Way

Age of Union has announced a US$4.5 million donation to Sea Shepherd to fund the operation of a vessel for three years.

NOAA Releases Map With The Effects Of Vessel Noise On Wildlife

NOAA has announced the release of a "story map" to illustrate the effects of vessel noise on marine wildlife inside sanctuaries.

Mediterranean Corals Affected By Global Warming May Never Recover

Marine heat waves associated with the climate crisis are making it hard for Mediterranean corals to bounce back, according to scientists.

NOAA Helps Support Offshore Wind Energy Development

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this week signed an interagency memo with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to advance offshore wind energy responsibly.

Could Melting Arctic Sea Ice Play A Role In U.S. Wildfires?

Scientists for the first time have been able to describe the underlying mechanism behind the relationship between melting Arctic sea ice and worsening wildfires in the western United States.

Shark Fin Ban Petition in EU Reaches 1 Million Signatures

A European Union citizens' online petition to ban the shark fin trade has hit 1 million signatures.

Multiple Factors Affect The Growth Of Giant Kelp

Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have found multiple factors affect the spatial growth of giant kelp.

2019 Heatwave Decimated Magellanic Penguin Population

A climate change-induced heatwave led to the mass die-off of Magellanic Penguins in 2019.

Derelict Fishing Gear Removed From Florida Artificial Reefs

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection has removed derelict fishing gear from the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves.

NOAA Releases 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan

NOAA's Marine Debris Program has announced the release of the 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan.

Scientists Stunned At Discovery of a Huge Antarctic Icefish Breeding Area

A research team has discovered the world's largest known fish breeding area located in the southern Antarctic Weddell Sea.

Scientists: World Ocean Was ‘The Hottest Ever Recorded By Humans’ In 2021

The world's oceans appear to have been running a fever last year, according to a new study released this week.