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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, experts have published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic wildlife that live in these ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — A new study could benefit ocean zoning for coastal development plans and prove life-saving for foraging seabirds along the Central California coastline in the event of an oil ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Tectonically, the Mediterranean is extremely active and thus threatened by natural catastrophes. Over the last few years an international team of researchers has intensively studied the seafloor ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

New Study Will Help Find the Best Locations for Thermal Power Stations in Iceland

Jan. 19, 2017 — A new research article gives indications of the best places in Iceland to build thermal power ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — A new study examines how China maintains large catches and what it means for fishery management ... read more

International Effort Announced to Try to Save the World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal

Jan. 18, 2017 — An ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California has been recommended by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild weather. But no ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Coastal countries are highly prone to sea-level rise, which leads to salt-water intrusion and increased salinity levels in agricultural land. Also typical for these regions are floods and ... read more

How China Is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform

Jan. 16, 2017 — China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources. In order to achieve a true paradigm shift a team of international scientists from within ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — The acidification of the ocean expected as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast's marine food web, but not ... read more

Fiscal Incentives May Help in Fight to Reduce Gas Emissions in Developing Countries

Feb. 6, 2017 — Fiscal policies introduced by governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help counties with fulfilling their commitments under the ... read more

Humpback Habitats Off Madagascar Revealed as Energy Exploration Ramps Up

Jan. 4, 2017 — How humpback whales use marine habitats off the eastern coast of Africa is only partially understood, and that has become a conservation concern as offshore energy exploration expands in the region. ... read more

The Fire Through the Smoke: Working for Transparency in Climate Projections

Jan. 4, 2017 — To help policymakers more confidently prepare for the effects of climate change, a group of preeminent climate scientists evaluated the scientific work and expert judgments behind the most recent ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — We don't have to snuff out species when we eat a hamburger or buy a tee-shirt -- if we know how our consumption affects endangered and threatened ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Successful fisheries management can be best achieved by implementing and enforcing science-based catch or effort limits, research ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed 125 compounds from oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico to determine their longevity at different ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Last spring, researchers made headlines with the discovery of what was surely a new species of octopod, crawling along the seafloor at a record-breaking ocean depth of more than 4,000 meters off of ... read more

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