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NASA studying 2015 El Niño event as never before

Every two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water -- sometimes two to three degrees Celsius higher than normal develops across the eastern …

Global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse

A world-first global analysis of marine responses to climbing human CO2 emissions has painted a grim picture of future fisheries and ocean ecosystems.<p>…

Marine analysis of climate change impact suggests food chain collapse looms: Adelaide researchers

A grim outlook for global fisheries and marine environments has been outlined in a study done by University of Adelaide researchers.<p>Published in the …

Horizontal Falls marine park plan welcomed by environmental group

Draft plans for land management in and around the Kimberley's Horizontal Falls have been released for public comment.<p>The plan includes proposals for …

World's largest protected marine area could soon be declared by international Antarctic conference in Hobart

An international meeting in Hobart will consider a proposal to create the world's biggest marine protected area.<p>For the fifth consecutive year, the …

Japan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic despite opposition

Japan's chief whaling negotiator has confirmed its ships will return to the Antarctic this year to hunt whales, despite a call by global regulators …

Sickening footage shows whale shark being sawed into pieces while still alive at Chinese market

This is the sickening moment a giant whale shark is butchered alive to be sold on a market.<p>A large crowd gathered to watch as the fish - a protected …

Hunted orcas spotlight Caribbean whaling

• <i>Whalers from the Caribbean country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) routinely hunt small cetaceans, such as pilot whales, orcas, and</i> …

We kill whales because its communal, natural and sustainable' say Faroe Islands officials

REUTERSPeople watch as local residents catch whales to slaughter them in a bay in Denmark<p>It has provided Express.co.uk the following commentary on …

Our Sixth Year in Taiji: Why We’re Still Fighting for Dolphins

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its team of Cove Guardians will officially launch the sixth consecutive season of Sea Shepherd’s Dolphin …

Japan faces uphill battle to breed dolphins after drive hunt ban

Japanese aquariums are actively seeking to breed dolphins after their association decided to ban drive hunts of the mammal in response to …

Shark Education | Sharkwater: Extinction

What is Shark Finning?<p>Shark finning refers to the removal and retention of shark fins and the discard at sea of the carcass. The shark is most often …

Coral Reef Ecology

Welcome to the Sandin Lab! Our group studies coral reef ecosystems to answer fundamental questions of <i>population biology</i>, <i>trophic dynamics</i>, and <i>spatial</i> …

UTS

The Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG) at the University of Technology Sydney is a leading group of researchers and practitioners in …

The ocean's shifting baseline

The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish. And yet, as Daniel Pauly shows us onstage at Mission …

Last catch for polar toothfish pirates

Its master and crew were fined the equivalent of $A600,000, and a $A1.8 million catch was forfeited for offences under the Malaysian Fisheries Act, …

GhostNets Australia to work with Indonesian fisherman to stop pollution in Gulf of Carpentaria - ABC Rural - ABC News

GhostNets Australia plans to work with Indonesian fisherman to stop fishing nets from reaching our shores.<p>Discarded nets float on ocean currents, …

Anti-whaling activists barred from Faroes

A Sea Shepherd photo from a Faroes Grind in June this year. Photo: Rosie Kunneke http://www.seashepherd.org<p><b>Stockholm [AFP & other sources]</b><p>Five …

Overfishing and Destructive Fishing Threats

Top: Explosion from homemade bombs used for blast fishing in Western Pacific. Photo © Wolcott Henry 2005/Lynn Funkhauser<br>Middle: Destroyed reef due to …

Conservation Of Ocean Environment - WWF-Australia

Biodiversity<p>The oceans are home to millions of fish, dolphins, turtles, dugongs, whales, sharks and all manner of other wonderful species.<p>Food<p>Nearly …

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Australia's Environmental Leadership Needed Now More Than Ever

In 1985, Australia's government created the Commission for the Future, to apply the best scientific information to help resolve looming issues for …

Great Barrier Reef: World Heritage in Danger?

Shrinking coral and failing government may land the reef on a "list of shame."<p><b>Australia's Great Barrier Reef is losing coral at an alarming rate—and may soon lose its prestigious status as one of the world's great natural treasures as well.</b><p>The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations …

Pacific Ocean warming faster than it has in 10,000 years, study finds

Scientists have struggled to explain a recent slowdown in the rise of global surface temperatures while skeptics have seized on the 15-year lull to cast doubt on the science of climate change.<p>A new study offers one explanation of where much of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions is going: …

Overfishing causes Pacific bluefin tuna numbers to drop 96%

The bluefin tuna, which has been endangered for several years and has the misfortune to be prized by Japanese sushi lovers, has suffered a catastrophic decline in stocks in the Northern Pacific Ocean, of more than 96%, according to research published on Wednesday.<p>Equally concerning is the fact that …

Audit shows details of GBRMPA's investigations problems

FRESH details of problems in the controversial approval to dump dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at Abbot Point have emerged in a …

Japan fails to justify whaling, says Australia

"Nor are there any demonstrations of how the lethal data will lead to these objectives being attained," he said.<p>Japanese scientists set two …