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

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.

2013-05-16 10:52:53

Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters.

Ocean Warming Is Shrinking Fish Size
2012-10-01 09:33:57

New research by a team of North American scientists indicates that warmer water may cause shrinkage in average fish size and populations of fish stocks.

Jellyfish populations Rising With Ocean Warming, Pollution Increases
2012-04-19 08:17:26

Researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC) are reporting an increase in the number of jellyfish populations in coastal areas of the world’s oceans. Many species are considered a nuisance when they sting swimmers.

2011-04-26 07:00:00

Project to Evaluate Ecological and Economic Trade-offs of Fisheries WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Timothy Essington, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, has been awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.

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2011-02-05 07:15:00

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, reporting in a new study, found that the amount of fish caught in the Arctic has been severely under-reported for more than 50 years, making the northern ocean environment appear far more pristine than it really is.

2011-02-04 12:14:52

University of British Columbia researchers estimate that fisheries catches in the Arctic totaled 950,000 tons from 1950 to 2006, almost 75 times the amount reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during this period.

2010-12-03 13:24:34

The Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries.

2010-11-25 22:11:14

A measure widely advocated as a means of assessing the health of marine ecosystems is an ineffective guide to trends in biodiversity, and more direct monitoring is needed, a new study has found.

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2010-11-18 09:24:47

The most widely adopted measure for assessing the state of the world's oceans and fisheries led to inaccurate conclusions in nearly half the ecosystems where it was applied.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.