It was a weird Monday on 1 June 2020 as a cosmic Takealot delivered a neatly wrapped package from Neptune that had the raptured hordes rush into the sea.
Feds provide $1.5 million in new money while Destination BC provides $400,000.
Research funded through Ocean Frontier Institute
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide an important update on its guidance for the cruise lines designed to help with the repatriation efforts of crew members during the suspension of service. Coming more than ten weeks after cruise ships stopped sailing, it may be late but it is still expected to help the efforts to return idle crew to their homes.
Oceans cover 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface. But, because many of us spend most of our lives on land, the 362 million square kilometres of blue out there aren’t always top of mind.
A powerful landslide of more than 2,000 feet in width has taken eight houses into the sea in northern Norway. The instability continued for several hours and one person was evacuated from a nearby property, but there have been no reports of injuries.
A study from the University of Kerala found that the rapid spread of the new species may affect the presence of Kallumakkas.
The German cabinet has approved the amendment to the Wind Energy At Sea Act presented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs And Energy (BMWi). The core of the bill is a significant increase in the expansion target to 20 GW by 2030. In addition, a 40 GW target expansion goal has been set for 2040.
The secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy has agreed with his inspectors’ conclusions and recommendations and refused a development consent order for a 340 megawatt extension to an offshore wind farm in Kent because of marine safety concerns and adverse economic impacts on Thames ports.
Offshore oil and gas installation, construction, and decommissioning specialist Allseas has started work on CNOOC’s Lingshui 17-2 gas field development offshore China.
Thanet Coast Project is asking for information to help gauge the amount of commercial collecting and harvesting of shellfish that is taking place on isle beach areas.
In the absence of active cooperation, fishers continue to be jailed in other countries while overfishing drives down fish populations
The horn is believed to have belonged to an auroch, a grazing creature which is thought to have stood around two metres tall
Those living in flood and erosion prone areas of the Thames Coromandel, New Zealand could be faced with a managed retreat or a move to higher ground as the council looks to solutions to the district's coastal hazards.
Researchers who had made maps of 70 coral reefs in the bahamas prior to Hurricane Dorian, have gone out to survey 26 of those reefs post Dorian.
ByRyan Phillips, Channel 6
This summer, the clean energy company SINN Power is showcasing "the world's first floating ocean hybrid platform" - a high-tech buoy that produces electricity from not one, not two, but three sources of renewable energy.
As the distinctive red-and-white riverboat NickoVision sets sail today, it is not only carrying 110 excited passengers but also the hopes of the entire cruise industry.
Viral disease has been impacting sector for four decades
Amid widespread condemnation on social and mainstream media, Sri Lanka’s Coast Conservation Department (CCD) today defended a controversial Rs 890-million beach nourishment project carried out in parts of the island’s western shoreline.
Narratives from applicants for the Getty Images Climate Visuals Grants provided a unique insight into the reality of climate change. Both winners focused on the impact of sea level rise.
India Meteorological Department has turned on its cyclone-watch over a low pressure system that formed on Sunday.
Those living in flood and erosion prone areas of the Coromandel could be faced with a managed retreat or a move to higher ground as the council looks to solutions to the district's coastal hazards.
Climate change is the number one environmental issue of concern for households in Northern Ireland, according to a government report.
An interdisciplinary research study of the University of Barcelona identified two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease. These are two marine molecules, meridianine and lignarenone B, able to alter the activity of GSK3B activity, a protein associated with several neurodegenerative diseases.
Scientists at the University of Stirling have authored a new report providing guidance on identifying and strengthening best practices for animal welfare in aquaculture.
'We knew from the start that this is a very difficult place to work,' says DFO leader for project
Hundreds of people die at sea every year due to vessel and airplane accidents. Emergency teams have little time to rescue those in the water because the probability of finding a person alive plummets after six hours. Beyond tides and challenging weather conditions, unsteady coastal currents often make search and rescue operations exceedingly difficult.
Conservation only way to save species from extinction, says experts
Sociological conditions associated with gender are determinants of the severity of climate change impacts and the capacity to withstand and adapt to such effects. In many countries, including Bangladesh, gender-specific roles and culturally-imposed behaviour expectations put women in highly exploited and disadvantaged positions.
The hits came this past week in rapid succession: A cyclone slammed into the Indian megacity of Kolkata, pounding rains breached two dams in the Midwestern United States, and on Thursday came warning that the Atlantic hurricane season could be severe. It all served as a reminder that the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 325,000 people so far, is colliding with another global menace: a fast-heating planet that acutely threatens millions of people, especially the world’s poor.
Over the weekend a low-pressure system hung over Sydney which created swells of up to 10 meters. Daredevils headed to ocean pools and beaches to take advantage of the wild weather
A Siberian heatwave and an early melting season in Greenland are worrying developments as summer approaches in the Arctic, researchers said Friday. The start of the melting season in Greenland -- defined as when the melting extends over five percent of the ice sheet -- was registered on May 13, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).
Merlie the turtle has massive powers of endurance and a pretty special sense of timing too.
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Minister Edmund Bartlett, is an engaging and sought-after speaker at the heart of global discussions around travel and tourism resilience and recovery measures. He recently granted me an exclusive interview for Forbes.com about the world’s transition to a “New Normal” that will define how we all will travel in the future.
The Province is supporting fifty-nine community-destination marketing organizations (DMO) through $10 million dollars in funding.
After a quiet start to the Bank Holiday weekend due to the weather turning cooler, the sunshine brought thousands of visitors to the coast on Monday - in spite of the pleas by East Lindsey District Council to 'stay away'
As COVID-19 affects global food systems, tremendous impacts are being felt by coastal communities and small-scale fishers, many of whom are self-employed and rely on the catch to feed their own households or local communities.
The world's only floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, began commercial operation in the Russian Arctic city of Pevek on 22 May, Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced.
More than 70,000 Irish homes and premises are in danger of coastal flooding caused by climate change, data compiled for the insurance industry shows.
Bhubaneswar: Accurate forecast of the natural calamity is a great weapon to contain the damage to life and property, and Dr Mrutunjaya Mohapatra, affectionately called as 'Cyclone-Man' of India is lauded for his accuracy in predicting the cyclones which breed over the Bay of Bengal.
Coast and Marine tourism could hold enormous value to help the sector get back on its feet coming out of the Covid-19 crisis a report from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) has found.
The giant tectonic plate under the Indian Ocean is going through a rocky breakup … with itself. In a short time (geologically speaking) this plate will split in two, a new study finds.
A group of large Japanese companies has come together to launch a consortium that will build the infrastructure to develop and launch large electric vessels, like oil tankers.
Mamlambo is an amateur fossil hunter living on the South Island of New Zealand. He enjoys hunting the coastal cliffs for Miocene and Cretaceous era fossils and venturing further afield for the petrified wood and fossils that can be found there. He is constantly learning about the fossils that can be found here in New Zealand.
Meet Craig, a YouTube coastal forager. In his videos, we follow along as he explores the coasts of the UK identifying forgeable crabs, oysters, and the like. It's educational and provides a new appreciation for the rich wildlife that exists on the shoreline.
“What are the fastest warming places on Earth and why are they warming so fast?” — John, Grass Valley, Calif.
Finding a species like Hippocampus nalu also shows how little we know about Africa’s marine biodiversity, and how much more is left to discover
'A thorough assessment of the damage caused by the cyclone will soon be made'
Playa Del Carmen officials shutdown the Grand Coral Hotel when they found the beach club operating as normal during stay at home orders.
A slump in shipping traffic during the lockdown has resulted in a marked decline in noise levels across the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) – which includes Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean – a study by Pune’s Maritime Research Centre (MRC) has revealed.
The Ukrainian port Odessa on the Black Sea will receive its first-ever crude oil cargo of WTI Crude from the United States, after the U.S. shipped its first oil to Ukraine just last year as it looks to wean off Russian oil and gas supplies after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation has permanently moved out of it’s office in the Square in Goderich.
Some businesses choosing between drastic changes or taking a financial hit
In the US, the most exposure people usually have to dolphins in aquariums or on TV, but along India’s west coast, interactions with the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea) are reasonably common – and can lead to conflict.
A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner.
ByBen Finley, Time
Equinor, Shell and Total have made a historic investment decision in, the Northern Lights Project, Norway's first exploitation license for CO₂ storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
People threatened by the cyclone in the coastal districts will be evacuated to safety by 8 pm Tuesday, said State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman.
The Irish government has designated seven offshore wind projects as relevant, meaning they will be fast-tracked through the new marine planning regime.
Coral reefs that are turning white due to rising sea temperatures, caused by climate change, could be saved by cultivating more heat resistant algae, researchers claim.
In Austrialia, surging seas have battered beaches and rattled communities along Victoria’s 2500 kilometre coastline since Easter, raising confronting questions about how to respond to rising oceans and rapid erosion.
Do we really want to live in a world in which we all live behind huge walls? Is this the only way to adapt to sea level rise? A look at some of the options.
Capital Weather Gang - Category 4 Cyclone Amphan takes aim at northeastern India, Bangladesh, with life-threatening storm surge. The ‘super cyclonic storm’ is the most intense to form in the Northern Hemisphere this year, strongest on record in the Bay of Bengal.
Seaside towns face a “catch-22” as they balance protecting their older residents with the need to support the tourism industry, a district councillor has warned.
Nassau Cruise Port Ltd confirmed it has raised more than $130 million through its private bond offering.
Funding worth £800,000 has been awarded to eleven of Scotland’s shellfish growers and trout producers, in a bid to mitigate the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
ByThe Fish Site
City of Newcastle has prepared a draft Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Stockton in partnership with the local community and you can provide your feedback during the exhibition period between 13 May and 10 June 2020.
On the same day that the University of Oxford made the historic decision to divest from fossil fuel companies, oil prices went negative for the first time in the US. The two events were of course unrelated—the divestment decision was years in the making, and the price shock had more to do with expiring futures contracts than some watershed transition away from fossil fuels—but the historically-low oil prices sparked conversations in climate-engaged circles.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to considerable challenges the Indonesian government must face to care for and protect the more than 260 million people spread across the country’s 17,000 plus islands, as well as to safeguard the country’s growing economy. The marine and fisheries sector has been one of the hardest hit, affecting 3.5 million fishers, not to mention fish farmers and those working throughout the supply chain.
Shell's giant $US17B Prelude floating LNG is late, expensive, dirty and so far unreliable. An exclusive look at how a failed investment for Shell is a terrible deal for Australia.
Surging seas have battered beaches and rattled communities along Victoria’s 2500 kilometre coastline since Easter, raising confronting questions about how to respond to rising oceans and rapid erosion.
2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe and extending to Asia via the main Europe-to-Asia subsea cables
Most of us have never been to the world's immense last wilderness and never will. It's beyond the horizon and often past the limits of our imaginations. It contains towering underwater mountain ranges, ancient corals, mysterious, unknown forms of life and the largest seagrass meadow in the world.
Amid the economic and social fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people see the process of restarting society as a chance to do things differently. Some organizations are calling for big investments in infrastructure, both to generate jobs and to promote green economic growth.
"A global pandemic does not mean the climate crisis has stopped," says 350.org. "If anything, it has only exacerbated the problem."
How do humans affect the ways that Asia’s mega rivers deliver sediment and dissolved matter to farms, river deltas, and, eventually, the sea? A proposed study would construct an integrated picture.
Canadian fish harvesters welcomed the announcement Thursday of $469 million in federal support for the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they're watching closely for clarity as fishing seasons open across the country.
Newly released genomes from Neolithic East Asia have unveiled a missing piece of human prehistory, according to a study conducted by Prof. Fu Qiaomei's team from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in remote and vulnerable Arctic communities with few medical facilities, Ottawa announced that “pleasure craft” will be prohibited from operating within Canada’s Arctic coastal waters (north of the 60th parallel), as well as in the coastal areas of northern Quebec and Labrador.
The team included researchers from CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the University of Melbourne.
Long weekend typically brings a rush of tourists that the West Coast wants to stay home
Concerns over the spread of fish farm cages in Africa’s inland waterways have been expressed in a new study which gives a valuable overview of the extent of the continent’s freshwater cage culture.
Barrow born-and-bred ecologist will work with local communities to restore Cumbria’s sand dunes
Amanda Vincent, professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and director of Project Seahorse, has been announced as the 2020 winner of the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation.
Five surfers have died after surfing amid dangerous weather conditions off the coast of the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said Tuesday.
ByDaniel Uria, UPI
Guy Carpenter’s recently released report on the public sector response to climate change, Protecting our Planet and the Public Purse, looks beyond the United States’ approach to natural catastrophe risk mitigation and investigates the measures taken by countries in Latin America and Asia.
St. John’s completed and adopted a a city-wide wetland study, identifying over 10,000 wetland components within the city, and then voted unanimously to protect all wetlands within watersheds, as well as within the Goulds environmentally valuable area, floodplains and areas remote to development.
In the Maldives, an MIT team is conducting experiments to combat sea-level rise by redirecting natural sand movement.
Five surfers have drowned in rough and foamy seas off the Dutch coast near The Hague, emergency services said.
ByStaff / rte.ie
UK researchers have developed a cheap and simple way of creating biofuel and fertiliser from seaweed, whilst removing plastic from the oceans and cleaning up tourist beaches in the Caribbean and Central America.
The Vale council has installed a sign at The Knap, in Barry, following reports that people have been travelling to the area and removing pebbles from pebbly beach.
With 55 Western Australian locations last year identified as coastal erosion hotspots, many might wonder whether the dream of owning a coastal home is still alive.
When the supertanker New Vigorous arrived at the port of Antifer in northern France last Saturday, it made a small bit of maritime history.
Careful engineering of low, plant-covered hills along shorelines can mitigate tsunami risks with less disruption of coastal life and lower costs compared to seawalls.
Australian beaches have been disappearing faster and with more permanence, no question; the causes are not so simple and neither are the legal consequences.
Middlebury Institute International Environmental Policy graduate Bryce Bray MAIEP ´18 will combine his exceptional language skills and passion for the environment researching methods to improve climate response and resiliency in the coastal regions of Senegal as a Fulbright scholar.
A new campaign aimed at enticing New Zealanders to visit or rediscover the coastal Bay of Plenty in the wake Covid-19 has begun.