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A vote on Tuesday on whether to declare a marine protection area over an Antarctic body of water seven times the size of Germany is hanging in the balance due to Russian and Ukrainian fishing interests, the head of a European delegation to the talks has told EurActiv. Representatives of 25 countrie...
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One of the world’s most feared predators is under attack. Experts say only about 10% of the world’s sharks remain due to overfishing that could upset the balance of sea life and threaten a variety of local jobs and the global food supply. Every year sharks are captured by the millions and their...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
SAWFISH and snubfin dolphins on the brink of extinction are top priority in a plan to restore degraded coral habitats and reconnect coastal ecosystems along the Great Barrier Reef. The plan by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority comes as the CSIRO today will launch a report in Brisbane, ...
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The giant Caribbean sea anemone, whose tentacles snatch fish, shrimp and other creatures from South Florida's reefs, is itself frequently snatched by divers collecting them for the aquarium trade.   To help rebuild their dwindling population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on Wednes...
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The lure of deep sea mining in the Pacific and Indian oceans could mean the destruction of species only just discovered on the ocean floor   Before the late nineteenth century, most people believed the deep sea was a barren wasteland, unable to support life even in its simplest form. After se...
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