Coasts and Oceans : Newsfile

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  • Impact of dams on fisheries

    26 March 2001

    The construction of large dams, such as the Aswan Dam on the Nile, can lead to big reductions in fish stocks in the connecting estuaries, according to a report by Taiwanese researcher, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen.

  • Killer bacteria survive on ocean bed

    21 December 2000

    The deepest parts of the ocean, once thought to be cold, dead zones, are in fact home to dormant bacteria and other biological material, recent research has shown. Despite pressures of many hundreds of atmosphere, temperatures close to freezing and total darkness, bacteria have been found in samples taken from the ocean bed more than 3,000 feet below the surface.

  • Cod hit by North Sea warming

    28 November 2000

    Global warming has been blamed, with overfishing, for the disastrous decline of cod stocks in the North Sea.

  • Tuna fished to 'near extinction'

    31 October 2000

    Stocks of tuna are running dangerously low in the world's oceans and the specie itself is on the verge of extinction, warn environmental campaigners.