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‘Electronic Eyes’ Watch Tuna Fishing

New sensor system monitors fishing gear and can replace human observation of fishing activities. The system monitors key fishing gear and triggers a video cameras when it detects fishing activity.
oysters

Oyster Reef Decrease Ocean Acidification

Scientists have identified many benefits for restoring oyster reefs to Chesapeake Bay and other coastal ecosystems. Oysters filter and clean the water, provide habitat...

When fish farms are built along the coast, where does the waste go?

If you are a fish eater, it's likely that the salmon you had for dinner was not caught in the wild, but was instead...
Microplastics in the Azores by Peter Charaf

Washing our Hands of Microbeads

There are nearly 3 trillion microbeads flushed down the drain every single year, polluting our lakes, rivers and oceans. Once these microbeads are in...

Loss of small fish may be starving the oceans

According to a report by Oceana, there is widespread malnutrition in fish, marine mammals and seabirds because of the global depletion of the small...
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...

Corals in trouble by middle of this century

Nearly one-third of CO2 emissions due to human activities enters the world's oceans, making them less alkaline and affecting calcification of corals. By the middle of the century, corals at the Northern edges of the tropics will be in trouble with the Hawaiian island reefs will be among the first to feel the impact.

Offshore wind farming is the most underrated source of renewable energy

In recent years, more and more attention has been given to renewable energy sources in contrast to the traditionally oversought crude oils, natural gases...

Most Corals Can’t Survive Global Warming

Many corals rely on their symbiotic algae for survival. Under stress (such as higher temperatures) these algae are expelled, resulting in coral bleaching. It...
Mauve Stinger Jellyfish, Pelagia noctiluca, by Andrew Reay-Robinson

Killer Robots Slash Jellyfish

Korean researchers test jellyfish-killing robots. Jellyfish cause the fishing industry to lose money by breaking fishing nets. They sting swimmers. They block the seawater cooling systems of power plants. In 2009, a ten-ton Japanese trawler capsized after the three man crew tried to haul up a net loaded with jellyfish. But does chopping millions of jellyfish up solve the problems?