Monday 02 July 2012
Rising heat at the beach threatens largest sea turtles, climate change models showEurekAlert | 02 Jul 2012
Climate change could exacerbate existing threats to leatherback sea turtles and nearly wipe out the population in the eastern Pacific in the 21st century. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, dryer beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential climate-related decline, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change by a research team from Drexel University, Princeton University, other institutions and government agencies.
Indigenous focus for whale talksBBC | 02 Jul 2012
The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission this time is focusing on hunting by indigenous groups mainly in the Arctic.
IAEA To Launch Centre On Ocean Acidificationiaea.org | 02 Jul 2012
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to launch a new centre this summer to address the growing problem of ocean acidification. Operated by the Agency's Monaco Environmental Laboratories, the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre will serve the scientific community - as well as policymakers, universities, media and the general public - by facilitating, promoting and communicating global actions on ocean acidification.
Marine environment deterioratingchina.org.cn | 02 Jul 2012
China's marine environment has been rapidly deteriorating in recent years due to increasing discharge of pollutants and rampant human activities, according to an annual report released by the country's ocean watchdog.
Partnership installs new ocean observation sensor to benefit abalone industryfishupdate.com | 02 Jul 2012
A new network of water sensors in Monterey Bay, off California, USA,' is now aiding the abalone industry by monitoring water quality for harmful algal blooms and other potential hazards, helping to keep the valuable shellfish safe to eat while increasing knowledge of the bay?s environment.
FIRME introduced 20 years after Newfoundland cod moratoriumfishupdate.com | 02 Jul 2012
Twenty years after a moratorium was imposed on Canada's northern cod fishery off Newfoundland's coast, WWF is introducing an innovative model designed to help finance the recovery and future sustainability of fisheries.
Meet the world's longest crocodileNew Zealand Herald | 02 Jul 2012
A huge crocodile known as Lolong has brought pride, fear, tourism revenue and attention to the remote southern Philippines town where it was captured. And now it has claimed a world record, too.
DESA Releases Road Map to Green Economy in Carriacou, Petite MartiniqueInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 02 Jul 2012
The 138-page report is intended to serve as a starting point for the development of an in-depth, systematic assessment for designing green economies in small island developing States (SIDS). The study is part of the DSD programme, "Integrating Climate Change into National Sustainable Development Strategies and Plans in Latin America and the Caribbean."
Whale sanctuary bid falls shortBBC | 02 Jul 2012
A proposal to declare almost all of the southern Atlantic Ocean a whale sanctuary is defeated at the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting.
Fishermen agree to limit Lyme Bay catchesGuardian Unlimited | 02 Jul 2012
Fishermen have agreed to limit the amount of fishing from permitted gear in a key UK marine reserve as part of efforts to manage the area for nature and local communities.
Oceana calls for Cabrera enlargementWorld Fishing | 02 Jul 2012
Oceana has raised concerns that more than half of fish species in Spain's Cabrera National Park are not sufficiently protected against poachers and it wants an enlargement of the reserve.
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