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According to researchers studying the impacts of debris on marine life, one in three loggerhead turtles in the Adriatic Sea has plastic in its intestine.
Scientistsâ€™ recommendations for endangered bluefin tuna fishing quotas came under fire Friday by environmental groups that warned they are based on out-of-date and unreliable data.
MADRID, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisheries scientists meeting this week in Madrid failed to recommend solid, scientifically-based catch limits to countries fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the world's most valuable and severely threatened marine species.
The exploration vessel Nautilus, with a team of experts of the University of Haifaâ€™s Leon H Charney School of Marine Sciences, headed by Prof Zvi Ben Avraham, discovered for the first time an area of reefs with deep-sea corals in the Mediterranean, offshore of Israel.
On Friday, environmental activists from the Sea Shepherd Society said they had "liberated" about 800 bluefin tuna that were caught by poachers and being towed by two fishing vessels off the coast of Libya.
Spanish scientists have analyzed the temperature and salt levels of the Western Mediterranean Sea between 1943 and 2000 to study the evolution of each variable.
Conservationists were shocked to see a gray whale which appeared off the coast of Israel on Sunday.
Spanish and French researchers have evaluated the spread of the invasive mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki, which is native to the United States and lives in Mediterranean rivers in Spain and France.
Deep under the Mediterranean Sea small animals have been discovered that live their entire lives without oxygen and surrounded by 'poisonous' sulphides.
The Hatpin Urchin (Centrostephanus longispinus) is a species of sea urchin belonging to the family Diadematidae. There are two subspecies, Centrostephanus l. longispinus, found in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea and Centrostephanus I. rubricingulus, found in the western Atlantic. In the year 1940, Mortenson believed that C. longispinus and C. rubricingulus were closely related species but that they could be distinguished due to the fact that C. longispinus has smaller and fewer...
The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), also known as the black right whale or the northern right whale, is one of three right whales in the Eubalaena genus. It can be found in a small population of about 396 individuals in the western North Atlantic. If it does occur in the eastern North Atlantic, experts assert that it only numbers in the tens, making it nearly extinct in that area. This species migrates into the western North Atlantic to feed in the spring, summer, and fall...
Astropecten jonstoni is a species of starfish that is classified within the Astropectinidae family that can only be found in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within sandy areas at depths between 3.2 and 39.3 feet. This species is unique in its shape, which highly resembles a star. Its upper side is typically clear with shades of greyish brown, turquoise-green, or light brown. It reaches a diameter between 2.7 and 3.1 inches, making it the smallest species in its family within the...
The Adriatic Sea is a body of water dividing the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan Peninsula and the Apennine Mountains from the Dinaric Alps and neighboring ranges. This sea is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, stretching from the Strait of Otranto to the northwest and the Po Valley. It contains over 1300 islands, mainly located along the eastern, Croatian, coast. Its divided into three basins, the northern one being the shallowest and the southern one being the deepest; a...
The Balearic sea, or otherwise known as the Iberian Sea, is a body of water located in the Mediterranean Sea near the Balearic Islands. Image Caption: Satellite Picture of the Balearic Sea. Credit: Serg!o/Wikipedia
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