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Why leatherback turtles linger in South Pacific Gyre, and why it matters

— 9 Feb 2011 16:17 | Biology

Leatherbacks. They are the Olympians of the turtle world - swimming farther, diving deeper and venturing into colder waters than any other marine turtle species. But for all their toughness,…

Study finds common ground for ecosystems and fishing in Northwest Mexico

— 28 Jan 2011 17:30 | Environment

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have completed a new study on the geography of commercial fisheries in Northwest Mexico and the results could have…

Bleak future for bluefin as tuna commission only marginally trims catches

— 28 Nov 2010 14:05 | Environment

'Wilfully blind' members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have left Mediterranean bluefin tuna still on a trajectory of collapse, WWF said…

Widely adopted indicator of fisheries health questioned

— 18 Nov 2010 11:18 | Environment

The most widely adopted measure for assessing the state of the world's oceans and fisheries led to inaccurate conclusions in nearly half the ecosystems where it was applied…

Thousands of turtles captured in Madagascar despite ban

— 12 Nov 2010 15:27 | Environment

New research has revealed up to 16,000 endangered turtles are being caught each year by villagers in just one region of Madagascar, despite a government ban…

Ending the oceans' 'tragedy of the commons'

— 15 Sep 2010 09:48 | Environment

Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical changes in the governance of the world's oceans to rescue them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts…

NOAA designates the eastern North Pacific basking shark a 'species of concern'

— 9 Sep 2010 11:48 | Environment

NOAA's Fisheries Service has designated the eastern North Pacific basking shark, a 'species of concern' because it has suffered a dramatic decline in population despite decreasing fishing…

Industry fishing for profits, not predators

— 26 Jun 2010 14:10 | Environment

People who fish for a living pursue top profits, not necessarily top predators, according to the first-ever analysis of worldwide catch and economic data for the past 55 years…

A tale of two atolls

— 10 Jun 2010 11:00 | Environment

Coral reefs - kaleidoscopes of pink anemones and silver sharks - are the planet's most colourful ecosystems and among its most endangered, say marine scientists…

High time for the high seas - up protection now urges WWF

— 8 Jun 2010 14:18 | Environment

Around the world, governments are failing to prevent overfishing on the high seas. On World Ocean Day (June 8), WWF warns the plundering of the planet's last great ecological frontier…

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