Sunday, April 14, 2024


Canada Signs UN BBNJ Agreement In New York

The Canadian government has signed the agreement on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction, also known as the "BBNJ Agreement."

BBC Presenter to Host New Ocean Podcast

Hannah Stitfall, acclaimed broadcaster, filmmaker and zoologist, is set to host a new marine podcast titled "Oceans: Life Under Water."

DeepReefMap Uses AI To Revolutionize Coral Reef Exploration

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) announced the creation of a new AI tool aimed at revolutionizing deep-sea exploration.

Seafood Alliance Urges Eradication Of Forced Labor in Seafood Industry

In the wake of new investigations uncovering forced labor in the seafood sector in India, China, and North Korea, an industry group is urging businesses to accelerate efforts to eradicate human and labor rights abuses from their supply chains.

Veterans, PETA Urge US Navy To End Decompression Tests on Animals

US Navy veterans and People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are calling on senior military leaders to end decompression sickness experiments on animals.

US Government Proposes Tweaking Sea Turtle Release Rules For Commercial Fishermen

The US government is proposing some tweaks to the rules that govern the safe handling of sea turtles unintentionally caught by commercial longline fishermen.

Reef Renewal Foundation Curacao Receives New Donations

The Reef Renewal Foundation Curacao (RRFC) announced that it has received further donations, enabling it to continue its mission and outplant corals.

NOAA Investigating ‘Abnormal’ Fish Behavior In Florida Keys

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating reports of "abnormal" fish behavior in the Lower Florida Keys.

Ocean Awards Gala Honorees Announced

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation this week announced the names of the people who will be honored at the Ocean Awards Gala on June 4th in Washington, DC.

Yet Another North Atlantic Right Whale Found Dead

NOAA Fisheries announced this week that yet another dead North Atlantic right whale had been spotted off the US East Coast.

Take Part In The City Nature Challenge

Divers and citizen scientists are encouraged to participate in the City Nature Challenge at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

US Government Restores Endangered Species Regulations Weakened By Trump

The US government this week issued a series of regulations -- previously weakened by the Trump administration -- meant to restore protections for endangered species and their habitats.

Engineers Have Designed A New Kind of Artificial Reef

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed an artificial reef that mimics the wave-buffering effects of coral reefs and provides pockets for marine life.

Check Out This New Documentary On Deep Sea Mining

The Ocean Foundation recently released a new documentary about the dangers of deep seabed mining.