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Sustainable fishing stamps

Stamping out over-fishing

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

European fish are on the move with increasing temperature

We all have our favourite types of environment and weather.  Some love those warm, sunny days spent on a beach of golden sands.  Some...
Sharks in the Pacific

Scientists say 90% Shark Loss at Populated Pacific Islands

Pairs of SCUBA divers towed behind a small boat have been recording shark numbers at both heavily populated Pacific islands and islands away from...
starfish, Pisaster ochraceus

Mysterious disease creates Zombie Starfish

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...

Motorboat noise halves reef fish survival rate

Noise from passing motorboats increases stress levels in young coral reef fish and reduces their ability to flee from predators - causing more than twice as many to be killed.
Unmanned Ocean Vehicles

Sailing drones are collecting data from the Arctic to the tropics

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help...
Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch shows you ships fishing in protected areas

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...

Faulty Sensor causes Arctic Sea Ice Error

A faulty sensor has caused a slowly growing underestimation of Arctic sea ice extent by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The...
Undersea Methane bubbles

Using sound to detect undersea methane might help measure greenhouse gas

Scientists have successfully recorded the sound of methane bubbles from the seafloor, opening the door to using acoustics to identify and measure this important...

Scientists call for end to Deep Sea Fishing

Tax payers subsidise deep sea fishing which is causing profound, lasting damage to fishes and life on the seafloor. Many deep-sea fish populaters around the world are collapsing, including sharks.