Coasts and Oceans : Newsfile

There are 164 documents in this section.

  • Poor nations turn to dolphin meat

    13 August 2011

     Martin Robards and Randy Reeves have spent years gathering data about the hunting of marine mammals, from dolphins to dugongs. Their resulting map shows that dolphin hunting in poor countries where fish stocks are being depleted is on the increase.

  • Uphill fight to bring Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zones' back to life

    10 August 2011

    Efforts to clean up the large, and growing, aquatic Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico received a setback this month when the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) turned down a petition to carry out a clean-up plan.

  • Health risks may spell end to Faroe Islands dolphin drives

    18 July 2011

    Growing evidence of the health dangers of eating whale and dolphin meat are at last being taken seriously by the authorities in the Faroe Islands where each year a major dolphin slaughter (or grind) takes place.

  • Antarctic again to be whaling battleground

    16 July 2011

    The seas around Antarctica will be the scene of confrontations over whaling again this year. Japan will send its whaling fleet to the Antarctic again, a senior Japanese official has told BBC News, and the Sea Shepherd's anti-whaling vessels will be there to disrupt the hunt. 

  • Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

    12 July 2011

    A new survey of tunas, marlins and related fishes show that the situation is particularly serious for tunas.

  • 'Shocking' state of seas threatens mass extinction, say marine experts

    22 June 2011

    Overfishing and pollution are putting fish, sharks and whales in extreme danger – with extinction 'inevitable', a new study finds.

  • Scientists find nine potentially new marine species

    17 May 2011

    A two-week marine survey conducted by scientists in the waters around the island of Bali found that the coral reefs appeared to be in 'an active stage of recovery'. They also discovered eight potential fish species and one new species of coral.

  • Sea levels could rise 5 feet, report warns

    8 May 2011

    Sea levels could rise up to five feet by the end of this century, driven by warming in the Arctic and the resulting melt of snow and ice, according to a new study by the International Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP).

  • Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

    21 April 2011

    More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years.

  • Arctic ice melt could change Europe's climate

    7 April 2011

    A massive, growing pool of icy meltwater in the Arctic Ocean is a wild card in future climate scenarios, with the potential to change European weather and marine life.