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Turtle hatchery established in North Sulawesi

The North Sulawesi Watersports Association (NSWA)has long been aware that the Sea Turtles, which are attracted to the long sandy beaches of Bunaken Marine...

Mexico Passes Shark Finning Ban

In a surprising move, the Mexican government has published sweeping new regulations and protections for sharks, including a shark finning ban, an extension of...

USA gets a "C minus" for protecting oceans

The USA made modest progress in 2006 on ocean policy reform, but the progress that has been made is jeopardized by a lack of...

Butterflyfish Decline with Coral

Australian scientists have found evidence that climate change may play havoc with fish populations.Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies...

Lawsuit Filed to Protect World’s Most Endangered Whale

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit to compel the Bush administration to protect the North Pacific Right Whale under the federal...

Human Activity Seriously Damaging Coral Reef

The Barrier Reef shared by Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, the second longest in the world, is being severely damaged by human activities. More...

Marine Census Discovers Many New Species

A host of record-breaking discoveries and revelations that stretch the extreme frontiers of marine knowledge were reported by the just-released Census of Marine Life...

Plastic Debris Affects World’s Marine Life

It is probably a common conception that marine debris consists of just a few pieces of rubbish scattered along the strand line of beaches...

Toxic boat paint pollution must stop

Member countries of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), including the UK, are perpetuating pollution from the Arctic to Antarctic that is contaminating wildlife and...

Madagascar Coral Reef Massively Damaged

A new survey of reefs along Madagascar's southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching, including some reefs that lost up to 99 percent...