A new report examines the effects of "ghost fishing" on marine life. This is where fish, crabs and other marine life are drawn into nets and traps by the dead and decomposing bodies of other creatures.
About 500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. Of that number, more than 380 billion are used in the U.S. alone. Plastic bags are a big business in the U.S., but the environmental threat posed by them is even bigger.
Using advanced climate modelling, new research predicts climate change will have a profound impact on deep-sea marine life. Even the most remote ecosystems in the ocean deeps are likely to be affected by climate change, says a new study.
The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.
A recent Surfrider Foundation cleanup, at Prado beaches, near the city of Marseille on France’s Mediterranean coast was designed to highlight the insidious effects of one particular source of pollution – cigarette butts.
The owners of a Panamanian-registered cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of Sarangani province in the Philippines may be asked to pay at least $1 million for damaging the reef in a protected area of the country.
After 10 years of work, a team of 360 scientists worldwide studying everything from the tiny algae to the largest whale has concluded that there are some 230,000 known species inhabiting the earth’s oceans, and another million or so as yet undiscovered.
Philippine president Gloria Arroyo has just taken a bold step in the preservation of whale sharks by issuing an order directing all concerned agencies of government to protect migratory whale sharks locally known as 'Butanding'.
Predatory crabs and fish are poised to return to warming Antarctic waters for the first time in millions of years, threatening the shallow marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica. Antarctic marine communities resemble the primeval waters.
Dolphins are playful and intelligent as well as being one of the most social creatures in the sea. It is now being discovered that Dolphins are also brutal killers, killing baby porpoises as well as their own young.