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2013-12-05 23:38:24

Five hundred miles southeast of Hawai‘i, in international waters far out of sight of any land, there are vast mineral resources 5,000 meters below the sea. Manganese nodules, rich in commercially valuable mineral resources including nickel, copper, manganese, cobalt and rare-earth elements, overlay a broad swath of the deep-sea floor.  It took millions of years to form these deposits. The potato-sized nodules themselves and the deep sediments where they are found are home to a...

2013-11-29 13:28:35

The European Union's taxpayers are paving the way for fishing fleets to reel in valuable catch in developing countries while fishing companies pocket the profits, according to University of British Columbia researchers. In a study published today in the online journal PLOS ONE, researchers from UBC's Fisheries Centre analyzed access agreements that allow EU-based fishing fleets to operate in Africa and the South Pacific. They found that EU governments pay 75 per cent of the annual access...

Untold Fish Catches Revealed By Google Earth
2013-11-26 15:10:27

University of British Columbia Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space conducted by University of British Columbia scientists. Using satellite imagery from Google Earth, UBC researchers estimated that there were 1,900 fishing weirs along the coast of the Persian Gulf during 2005 and that they caught approximately 31,000 tonnes of fish that...

2013-11-18 23:00:46

GSMFC concludes that Gulf menhaden stock is not overfished, nor is overfishing occurring. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) has completed a comprehensive, three year stock assessment of the Gulf menhaden population and found that the stock is healthy and sustainable at current harvest levels. The assessment was conducted in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southeast Data, Assessment, and...

Investigating The Slimy Bioluminscence Of A Hidden Sea Worm
2013-11-14 05:45:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is investigating the mechanisms behind a little-known marine worm that produces a dazzling bioluminescent display in the form of puffs of blue light, released into seawater. The Chaetopterus marine worm, commonly known as the "parchment tube worm" due to the opaque, cocoon-like cylinders where it makes its home, is found around the world in muddy environments,...

Feast And Famine For Animals Living On The Abyssal Plain
2013-11-12 11:57:06

[ Watch The Video: Feast and Famine on the Abyssal Plain ] Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Animals living on the abyssal plains, miles below the ocean surface, don’t usually get much to eat. Their main source of food is ”marine snow”—a slow drift of mucus, fecal pellets, and body parts—that sinks down from the surface waters. However, researchers have long been puzzled by the fact that, over the long term, the steady fall of marine snow cannot account for all the...

2013-10-22 23:30:03

Both will discuss the importance establishing a worldwide system of marine protected areas. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Celebrated marine biologists Dr. Sylvia Earle (founder of Mission Blue) and Dr. Lance Morgan (president of Marine Conservation Institute) are featured speakers at IMPAC3 (International Marine Protected Areas Congress) in Marseille, France, on October 22, 2013. These eminent scientists will discuss the urgent need to establish a worldwide system of marine...

2013-10-22 23:30:01

Science-based strategy helps leaders safeguard ocean places essential to human life and livelihoods. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Marine Conservation Institute today announced the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES), a comprehensive science-based strategy for advancing marine protected areas worldwide. Oceans are essential to human survival and prosperity and yet human activities are pushing many critical marine species toward extinction. Marine protected areas are generally...

Russia Blocks Antarctic Sanctuary
2013-07-17 08:34:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Russia has blocked attempts to establish marine reserves in the Ross Sea and Eastern Antarctica, preventing the formation of what would have become the world's largest ocean sanctuary. According to BBC News, the Russian representative challenged the legality of a meeting that would have allowed for the creation of the reserves. The three-day-long conference, held in Bremerhaven, Germany was called by the Commission for the...

2013-05-16 23:32:19

New study says better fisheries policies are needed to secure the sustainability of world fish stocks and vital nutrition for millions in the developing world. Penang, Malaysia (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Securing the critical contribution of wild fish stocks to food and nutrition security in the developing world depends on better governance and management of the fisheries sector. Fish is a key source of animal protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and micronutrients like iron and zinc that contribute...


Latest Fisheries science Reference Libraries

Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

Ocean Current Impacts On Weather
2012-07-30 13:25:48

The Peru Current flows from South to North along the western side of South America. This current transports colder air from the south northward towards the equator. This current is responsible for bringing cooler waters off the coast of Peru which is a big reason that they have such high fishing success. However this current can get altered during EL-Nino when the warmer waters of the Pacific are transported west to east and start to replace these colder waters. The Peru current is...

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