Monday 04 June 2012
Expedition studies acid impacts on ArcticEurekAlert | 04 Jun 2012
The effects of ocean acidification on Arctic seas will be studied by a team of 30 researchers, including Dr. Toby Tyrrell from the University of Southampton, who set sail from the UK today, venturing as far north as polar ice allows.
First mission for new ocean floor observatoryEurekAlert | 04 Jun 2012
On Saturday, May 26, the German research vessel POSEIDON sailed from the port of Bergen, Norway, for an expedition to the Norwegian Sea. On board the newly developed ocean floor observatory, MoLab, is being taken to its first mission. The scientists will install MoLab on a cold water coral reef off the coast of northern Norway for a period of four months.
Is California preparing for climate change?ScienceDaily.com | 04 Jun 2012
A majority of California's coastal planners and resource managers now view the threats from climate change as sufficiently likely that practical steps on the ground need to be taken to protect against growing threats, according to results from a new survey.
Grazing snails rule the wavesScienceDaily.com | 04 Jun 2012
Coral reefs and seashores largely look the way they do because large fish and urchins eat most of the seaweed that might otherwise cover them, but a major new study has found that the greatest impact of all comes from an unexpected quarter -- small marine snails.
CARICOM moves to build the capacity of environmental negotiatorscaricom.org | 04 Jun 2012
A five –day training intervention for the Caribbean Regions environmental negotiators opened in St Kitts and Nevis on Monday, 28 May 2012. The focus is on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) concerned with biodiversity, climate change and oceans management.
India: Conserving the Gulf of Mannar's biodiversityUNDP | 04 Jun 2012
The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, off the south eastern coast of India, is home to one of the worlds largest concentrations of marine species. To encourage sustainable development in the region, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Tamil Nadu established the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust.
Irish government asks consumers for vigilance on wild salmonfishupdate.com | 04 Jun 2012
THE Irish government has warned consumers to be vigilant about any wild salmon they buy, in a bid to ensure the status of the countrys wild salmon stocks. Less than 17,000 wild salmon may be caught during this year from May 12 to August 12, making them a delicacy and a much sought after premium product.
Canada lays down new rules for organic farmed salmonfishupdate.com | 04 Jun 2012
CANADA has launched a new set of organic ground rules for its farmed salmon and other aquaculture products. The Canadian General Standards Board has released official details of its new standards which lay down the rules? which ensure that farm fishing production methods meet or exceed the Canadian standard for organic aquaculture production? in finfish, shell fish and aquatic plants.
Rampant oil theft ravages Nigeria's DeltaReuters | 04 Jun 2012
DIEBU CREEK, Nigeria (Reuters) - The sound of fleeing feet rustles from the undergrowth in this swampy enclave in Nigeria's Delta, where a fire burns beneath an open tank of crude oil and black smoke fills the sky.
Japan Hosts Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 6), Eco-Island SummitInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 04 Jun 2012
Leaders of 16 Pacific island countries gathered at the Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 6) to discuss opportunities for cooperation with regards to national disaster response, environment and climate change, sustainable development and more.
Crown starfish in mass strandingBBC | 04 Jun 2012
More than 800 crown-of-thorns starfish found on a single beach in Japan in January stranded themselves because they starved, say researchers.
ICP 13 Discusses Marine Renewable Energiesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 04 Jun 2012
Delegates at the 13th meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (Consultative Process, or ICP 13) highlighted key opportunities and challenges related to marine renewable energies (MREs).
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