Overfishing of South Africa’s already overexpoited marine fish stocks is greatly worsened by government corruption in the region, according to new research. The findings aren’t going to surprise anyone, but … [Read full article]
Where Would We Be Without Mangroves? (VIDEO)
We took up some basics about mangrove forests in a previous article, including how widespread and productive these ecosystems can be. Now people have begun to realize the importance of … [Read full article]
Food Fish On Their Way Out?
Not much of a fish feast for the anyone with overfishing and pollutants in the waters. Thanks to Catholic Online.
Fish In The Northern Baltic Sea Have Seen Their Food Sources Greatly Diminish Over The Past 30 Years, Research Finds
Over the past 30 years, the food sources that most fish species in the northern Baltic Sea rely on — phytoplankton and zooplankton — have diminished greatly, according to new … [Read full article]
Current Approach Of Fishery Industry Is Extremely Risky, Research Finds — May Lead To Collapse
Overfishing has had an incredible effect on the quantity and diversity of fish present in the oceans of the world, along with greatly reducing biodiversity. Because of this decline in … [Read full article]
Can Penguins Survive Without Fish? I Don't Think So…
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is a bit of a mouthful, but that’s rather the point. Penguins, seals and other land-based animals living … [Read full article]
Commercial Fishing: Economics over Ecosystems
Despite monumental technology advancements, the returns of commercial fishing continue to diminish. Sonar location, powerful boats, and thousands of miles of nets are producing today what a simple boat … [Read full article]
Tuna to Greenpeace: Help!!!
More on unsustainable fishing practices and Tuna From Greenpeace: The Tuna Industry’s Got a Dirty Little Secret From PlanetSave: Annual Quota of Bluefin Tuna Caught in 1 Week GreenPeace again: … [Read full article]
Environmental News of the Week: Polar Bears, More Plagues Likely, & More
Here’s our roundup of interesting (good & bad) environmental and wildlife news of the week, other than what we’ve covered already. White House: Polar Bears Not ‘Endangered’ The Obama administration … [Read full article]
Ghost Nets Further Stress Overfished Oceans
Oceans in the 21st century – overfished, mismanaged, played out The world fishing fleet is now two or three times what is needed to take the available ocean catch and … [Read full article]
'Harmless' Fish Species Survives 'Dead Zone', Turns Predator & Restores Ecosystem
The ‘bearded goby’ (Sufflogobius bibarbatus), a small, common, prey species of fish, has become adapted to the “toxic” conditions near the sea floor of this pelagic zone. Analysis of the fish’s gut has shown that up to 60% of its diet consists of jellyfish–a marine creature few animals prey upon due to their venomous stings. Remarkably, the fish has become the pivotal player in a newly emergent ecosystem.
TED Talk: Oil Spill's Unseen Culprits & Victims
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/7gouSXt2zE4&hl=en_US&fs=1] . Carl Safina, author of five books and over 100 scientific and popular publications on ecology and the oceans (including featured work in National Geographic and The New York … [Read full article]
Is there Really Plenty of Fish in the Sea?
[social_buttons] In 2003 “Nature” published a study showing that 90% of the large fish living in our oceans were fished out of existence. A group of scientists recently predicted, major … [Read full article]