Oceans

Here's how we can help Mother Nature save the Great Barrier Reef

The reef is big, beautiful and on its deathbed. Nature can heal it, but she needs our help.<p>This is part of our series "Rebooting the Reef" on efforts to save one of the world's greatest natural wonders.<p>Daniel Harrison thinks he has an answer to saving Australia's Great Barrier Reef from rising …

Great Barrier Reef

A Guide to the Cnidarians

01<p>of 10<p>Basic Anatomy<p>Cnidarians are a diverse group of invertebrates that come in many shapes and sizes but there are some basic features of their …

Biology

Whale And Dolphin Social Lives Are Surprisingly Similar to Ours, Says New Study

Ain't no party like a cetacean party.<p>New research says whales and dolphins (cetaceans) have social lives much like ours, with tight-knit social …

Science

Whale watching in the age of drones

Drones can take spectacular photos of whales and other marine life — or they can harass them to the point of distress.<p>To help drone operators observe …

Drones

Five Artificials to Catch Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna

Whether <b>searching for bluefins and yellowfins</b> or sight-casting to busting fish, lures play a pivotal role in tuna fishing success.

Fish

N.S. officials seize three tonnes of lobster from Indigenous fishermen accused of selling them out of season

HALIFAX — Fisheries officials have seized three tonnes of lobster amid tensions over the Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia.<p>The lobster was seized …

Canadian News

Police divers find two bodies in sunken Queensland fishing trawler recovery mission

Two bodies have been found in a recovery mission for a trawler that sank off the central Queensland coast earlier this week with seven men on …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Water Experts Tout Progress In Saving Long Island Sound

<b>NORTHPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> – Dozens of water experts gathered at the Merchant Marine Academy with a vision for the future of Long Island …

Long Island

Bodies recovered by police divers

THE bodies of two fishermen will be returned to their families after the heroic efforts of police divers, who had to search through a nightmare maze …

After Brexit we could fish like Iceland - But is there a catch?

<i>“The Common Fisheries Policy has been a biological, environmental, economic and social disaster…. Exchanging a disastrous system run from Brussels</i> …

Brexit

Seychelles: U.S.$260,000 to Be Disbursed to Seychellois Fishermen for Sustainable Projects

The launching of the 'blue grant' is a call for individuals who are interested in the Blue Economy, fishing and environment to send their proposals.<p>A …

Sustainability

#DurbanStorm: Now our beaches are littered with plastic pellets

Durban - Thousands of volunteers are needed to save Durban’s beaches after last week’s storm and extremely rough seas. This is the call from marine …

Beaches

A Giant Blob of Floodwater From Harvey Is Still Moving Through the Gulf

Scientists aren’t sure exactly what happens when so much freshwater gets into the ocean at once.<p>The rain began on August 25, and it would fall, remarkably, for four more days. We know now that Hurricane Harvey dumped as much as 60 inches of rain over parts of Texas. Twenty trillion gallons in all. …

Hurricane Harvey

Shock as 25ft whale washes up on East Yorkshire beach

Walkers were left shocked after discovering a whale washed up on a beach close to Flamborough.<p>The carcass of 25-foot animal, possibly a minke whale, …

East Yorkshire

World’s Deepest Lake Is Now In Crisis

Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake, located in eastern Siberia in Russia, is now under a significant stress, according to UNESCO. The lake, which …

Siberia

Brave Australian Woman Hoists Shark Out Of Pool And Returns It To The Ocean

The more time you spend around sharks the less they seem like mindless eating machines, and people who actually get to like sharks will go out of …

Fish

How To Help Rebuild Florida's Reefs Post Hurricane Irma

By now, you probably know the Florida Keys have reopened to visitors and divers after Hurricane Irma has passed. Many organizations have resumed …

Hurricane Irma

In 1997 Scientists Detected The Loudest Sound Ever Heard Underwater, But The Cause Is Still A Mystery

It's that Loch Ness monster again.<p>For any wannabe Ernest Shackleton, it might seem that the 21st century doesn’t provide many opportunities left for …

Giant Isopods Would Make for a Frightening Invasion of Alien Crustaceans

The dark and frigid ocean floor is home to some of the most bizarre organisms imaginable, including these Mariana Trench monsters, and this …

Can a man-made Great Barrier Reef help save the real one?

<i>This is part of CNET's series, "Rebooting the Reef," on efforts to save one of the world's greatest natural wonders.</i><p>Scientists know why the Great …

Great Barrier Reef

Feds: Right whales should remain on endangered list

As the North Atlantic right whale nears the end of a year of dangerously high mortality, federal ocean regulators are calling for it to remain listed …

Business

Queen of the aquarium, Yoshi the turtle, to go into the wild

She’s on a first-name basis with many of the regulars at the aquarium, and she loves swimming to the front of the exhibit to say hello to visitors, …

News (South Africa)

How Jellyfish Grow, From Eggs to Polyps to Medusas

Most people are only familiar with full-grown jellyfish—the eery, translucent, bell-like creatures that occasionally wash up on sandy beaches. The …

Biology

Citizen scientist scuba divers shed light on the impact of warming oceans on marine life

Rising ocean temperatures may result in worldwide change for shallow reef ecosystems, according to research published yesterday in Science …

Climate Change

It’s time to deliver a new Fisheries Act, scientists say

Canada has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to set things right — to undo the damage done by the previous government while positioning Canada as a …

Canada

Snow-White Beach in Australia Is Made Up of Billions of Cockle Shells

Australia’s Shark Bay World Heritage Area is home to Shell Beach, one of only two places around the world where beach sand is completely replaced by …

Weird

Missing fishing vessel found off Queensland coast

A fishing vessel which capsized and sank off the central Queensland coast with six crewmen on board on Monday night has been found off the Round Hill …

54-Million-Year-Old Baby Sea Turtle Had Built-In Sunscreen

An extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of a baby sea turtle that lived 54 million years ago contains traces of dark pigments that would have acted …

Science

Record number of whales counted in Argentina's Patagonia | Photo | China Daily

This Oct 11, 2017 photo shows a Southern right whale breach in El Doradillo Beach , Patagonia, Argentina. A record number of Southern right whales …

News (China)

Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off California

Environmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking …

Weather