The situation unfolding in the Nova Scotia lobster fishery raises larger questions around who holds decision-making power over this natural resource.
The world’s major shipping companies, riding an unprecedented wave of demand for everything from housewares to medicine, are finding the record for the largest load of containers hard to hold onto this year.
A new study of Greenland's shrinking ice sheet reveals that many of the island's glaciers are not only retreating, but are also undergoing other physical changes.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three species of black coral have been discovered on the seabed of the northern Pacific Ocean, an area where several countries have contracts to explore for metals including cobalt and nickel as they race to find new supplies of the key battery elements.
Sandy beaches can survive sea-level rises as long as they have space to move
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University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Shane Elipot proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise.
Solar-induced geomagnetic activity and mass strandings of whales and dolphins on shorelines both show seasonal patterns, but the beachings likely result from multiple environmental factors.
Small-scale fisheries are much bigger than you may have thought.
Environmental threats to oceans around the world are prompting new approaches and deals to raise money for rescue efforts.
Contrary to most terrestrial organisms, which release their carbon into the atmosphere after death, carcasses of large marine fish sink and sequester carbon in the deep ocean.
Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge and therefore coastal Greenland, according to scientific research led by Twila Moon, deputy lead scientist of the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Ocean acidification is no longer a somber forecast for the Great Barrier Reef but a present-day reality, a new study reveals.
TCarta Marine, a global provider of hydrospatial products, has announced development of new Machine Learning-based bathymetric mapping technologies – including creation of two software packages and commercial application of NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite – with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Why are we losing the world’s coral reefs? Anthropogenic action, that’s why.
It’s often said that we know more about deep space than the deep sea. Marine scientists are working to change that.
Insurance could cost-effectively help protect and restore mangrove forests, which can offer increased resilience and protect against coastal flooding, according to a report published today by The Nature Conservancy and University of California, Santa Cruz, and supported by AXA XL.
A type of toxic seaweed called Karenia, along with the low level of oxygen in the water, caused the mass deaths of marine animals in the Pacific Ocean’s Avacha Bay located in Kamchatka, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Adrianov said
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Production facilities should be constructed and managed considering the potential for storms, droughts, ice cover and other events
Research has found permafrost to be mostly absent throughout the shallow seafloor along a coastal field site in northeastern Alaska. That means carbon can be released from coastline sources much more easily than previously thought.
Nicki Holmyard, Advocate contributor and co-founder of Offshore Shellfish Ltd. in the UK, details mussel producers’ conundrum
An artificial beach strip in Manila Bay has environmentalists up in arms. Scientists warn its dolomite sand could harm people's health and marine wildlife.
Where are small marine animals most vulnerable to getting eaten? The answer has big consequences for coastal ecosystems, where most of the world's fishing takes place, since predators can radically change underwater communities.
A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that protecting an additional 5% of the ocean can increase future fish catch by 20% or more.
Australia’s first offshore wind farm could provide about 8000 direct and indirect jobs in Victoria over its 30-year lifetime, including 5200 construction jobs and 740 ongoing roles a year.
Some wonder if dark days of 1990s can provide road map to get through current crisis
The Panamanian government on Saturday reopened beaches to tourists after they had been closed for seven months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The country Fiji is located in the Southern Pacific and consists of 333 islands. It is famous for its characteristic landscapes, with once active volcanoes covered by lush rainforests, beaches lined with palm trees, and vibrant coral reefs with crystal clear waters.
Sponges eat the “marine snow” that falls from other organisms in the ocean
New research uses 5,000 years of geological data to understand how and when sea level rise will affect the livability of low-lying reef islands.
Oil production costs have reached a new low, making deepwater one of the cheapest sources of new supply, according to Norwegian energy intelligence firm, Rystad Energy.
FishGlobe, a novel fish farm design that is also “the largest construction ever made in polyethylene”, is showing early signs of promise.
The bulk of Goa’s average annual 7.8 million tourists head to the coastal belts, and beach shacks are considered to be a major attraction. This year, however, the Covid-19 pandemic presents unusual uncertainties and challenges.
The Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC) in their July report “The effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on international trade and logistics” outlined the myriad impacts that the pandemic induced recession has had on Latin America’s supply chain.
How has the climate changed in the course of the Earth's history?
Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation launched by businessman and former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations.
On July 24 a 40-foot-long boat called Maxlimer set out from the port of Plymouth on the southern coast of England, steering southwest out of the English Channel into the open ocean.
'Soon we will be fishing for our own livelihood on our own terms,' says Membertou chief
State of Nature in the EU survey finds only a quarter of species have good conservation status
The research authors emphasised the necessity of regular pollutant monitoring in the marine environment
The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is facing additional international pressure over the weekend, amid reports that Japan will be accelerating plans to dump millions of gallons of radioactive water directly into the ocean.
On Denmark's rugged western coast, far from paradise islands in the tropics, "Cold Hawaii" has become the place to be for surfers stranded by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eons after the whale and the snail, humans have noticed the charms of krill.
From coral farming to 3D printing, scientists are using novel methods to save a vital part of our ecosystem
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Ecuador — Just south of the Galapagos’ Marchena Island, there’s a dive spot known by locals as the “fish arena.”
As strange as it may seem, the demand for tourism and hospitality jobs in Port Stephens has never been greater.
The global pot fishing industry could be having a greater impact on corals, sponges and other species found on the seabed than previously thought, according to new research.
More than 5,000 seal pups had been found dead at Pelican Point beach in Namibia’s coastal town of Walvis Bay, NGO Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN) said on Wednesday.
31 million people living in river deltas are at high risk of flooding
Human impacts on the Lower Lakes of the Murray River estuary have made its ecosystem more vulnerable to drought, according to findings by University of Sydney geoscientists.
What had been relative calm in recent weeks was broken Tuesday evening following incidents at lobster pounds in the region, which the RCMP say they are investigating.
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event.
The world's wealth is built on our planet's natural ecosystems, and if those collapse, so too might our global economy, experts warn.
Two of the UK’s leading research organisations in the development of robotics for use in offshore renewables have teamed up to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
The Great Barrier Reef has lost more than 50 percent of its coral in the last 25 years, and the climate crisis is to blame.
With oceans absorbing more than 90 percent of global warming, marine heatwaves are becoming hotter and larger and are lasting longer. Scientists say the trend has major ecological consequences, from altering fish and plant populations to forcing whales into hazardous waters.
From the Cronulla riots to exclusive real estate, beaches have often been inaccessible to many in Australia
Costa Rica has added more than 11,000 square kilometers to its marine conservation map over the last decade, thus making progress in settling a historical debt with its oceanic biodiversity.
The Rs 7,525-crore seaport is being built in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Kerala government and the Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt. Ltd.
Norway-based marine technology provider Høglund Marine Solutions has taken a two-thirds stake in Vindskip AS, a company developing a wind and LNG-powered vessel concept.
MOSCOW -- Russian authorities Wednesday opened an investigation into suspected toxic waste pollution off the Kamchatka peninsula on its Pacific coast which has led to the mass death of marine animals.
Mumbai’s magnanimous Coastal Road Project has faced stiff opposition for violating indigenous rights to livelihood and usurping environmental laws.
The local ocean sciences school is now home to the International Marine Minerals Society, staking a flag into what it calls a “green conundrum.”
Why one of Earth’s last great wilderness areas should be protected
CABIMAS, Venezuela — For the first time in a century, there are no rigs searching for oil in Venezuela.
As most science nerds will know hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It’s everywhere we look although the vast majority is out of reach until we develop the ability to travel at warp speed. Yes, I admit it. I am a Star Trek fan.
Mention coral reefs and we all tend to think of underwater forests just beyond the surf. But if you could venture further out into the deep oceans, you would find another type of coral reef – hundreds of metres below the surface.
The case is increasingly clear that nature-based solutions offer cost-effective ways to address climate change adaptation. This perspective piece examines the issues that deserve greater attention to expand the use and financing of such measures.
ABU DHABI — The climate crisis and the Fourth Industrial Revolution — with its breakthrough technologies such as artificial intelligence and 5G networks — are setting the world on a geopolitical collision course.
The changing make-up of China’s marine research fleet reflects the nation’s ambitions. Here, we take a look at nine of its ships.
Secretary of the Maritime Affairs Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rear Admiral (retd) Md Khurshed Alam will lead the 26th session of ISA
ISLAMABAD: A presidential ordinance was promulgated on August 31 to establish the Pakistan Islands Development Authority (PIDA) but the move remained largely unnoticed and unreported.
At a time when cities around the world are struggling to supply life-giving water to a growing number of citizens, researchers have questioned why many coastal municipalities still flush one of the world’s most valuable resources literally down the toilet – while also fouling the sea.
Irish Wildlife Trust lodges complaint with EU over ‘more blatant than usual violation’ of habitats directive
Residents have been sharing photos on social media of mostly dead, oiled birds, sea turtles and ornate day geckos
The Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and spilled oil over pristine waters and fragile coral reefs diverted more than 100 kilometres from a regular shipping lane, data from a maritime analysis firm showed.
In 2019, an underwater volcano near Tonga created an enormous pumice raft that floated for months and eventually made its way to the coast of Australia.
Scientists have gained new insights into the processes that have driven ocean level variations for over a century, helping us prepare for the rising seas of the future.
In the dune forest clearings between Zinkwazi and Nonoti, massive piles of mussel shells, several metres wide, and as much as half a metre deep in some places, can be found.
We started our studies on zooplankton in the Mediterranean more than 35 years ago.
A team of researchers from the University of Hawai’i (UH) at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) identified a global tendency for future sea levels to become more variable as oceans warm this century due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to data from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa).
New research from Southern Cross University has highlighted the importance of managing the potential impacts of pesticide run-off in areas of intensive coastal agriculture.
It is thought sonar may scare animals into surfacing too quickly, causing narcosis
While many single-species fisheries are becoming more sustainable thanks to science-based management strategies, multispecies fisheries often face greater sustainability challenges, and these challenges will grow in the face of climate change.
As the world’s population continues to grow, researchers have examined the sea’s primary food producing sectors to determine “sustainable supply curves” for the future of seafood.
Next month an ultra-modern 15-metre trimaran will slip into Plymouth harbour on Britain’s south coast, flagging the way to a new future in maritime transport.
A new report looks at the price of climate-linked natural disasters and how global warming is making them worse.
During a trip to Cuba's Gardens of the Queen a few years ago, I found myself around small mangrove islands in an area called Boca Grande.
DeepGreen Metals announced Tuesday it has formed partnerships with scientific research institutions and universities on its deep-sea discovery program to characterize the potential impacts of lifting polymetallic nodules from the bottom of the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean.
Hydrogen made from renewable power will be compete on price with producing the gas from fossil fuels within two decades, according to analysis by research firm Wood Mackenzie Ltd.
Minerals are synonymous with wealth but they are finite and we need more