environment

environment

World Animal Protection are asking divers to report "ghost" fishing gear. They say that an estimated 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or abandoned...
Global Fishing Watch

In the last 60 years the fishing industry have caught nine out of every ten large fish. That's only 10% of large fish like...
Frog Fish, Great Barrier Reef

Australia has declared that it will ban dumping of sediment in the marine park area of the Great Barrier Reef, but not in the...
Helmut Jellyfish

Marine conservation group Oceana finds amazing array of marine life in Canary Islands expedition, from shallows to down to 1000m. Using ROVs (remotely operated underwater vehicles) as well as scuba divers to shallow depths, they documented large colonies of deep-sea white coral, crystal aggregations of sponges, dense forests of black corals, oceanic puffers, giant foraminifera, carnivorous sponges and sharks, as well as many other biological communities and species in the south of the El Hierro Island.
European eel

Eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships, according to a study published...
Parrotfish in fishing net

Most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within 20 years, if something isn't done, a new report warns - but for once global warming is not to blame.
Sustainable fishing stamps

For the first time, Britain's Royal Mail has issued stamps championing an environmental issue - and that issue is over-fishing.
Deep Sea fish

Fish living in deep waters on the continental slope around the UK play an important role carrying carbon from the surface to the seafloor. It...
starfish, Pisaster ochraceus

Sick and dying starfish (sea stars) have appeared in a multitude of locations between Alaska and southern California. "It's like a zombie wasteland," says...
trawl

The European Union has rejected the opportunity to ban deep-sea bottom trawling, giving in to industry demands at the expense of fish stocks. Deep-sea species...