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New study highlights shark protections, vulnerability to fishing

A new analysis shows that the habitats of three shark species (great hammerhead, tiger, and bull sharks) are relatively well protected from longline fishing...

Apathy towards poachers widespread in world’s marine protected areas

A new study has found that nearly half of fishers from seven countries had witnessed someone poaching in marine protected areas in the past...

A new study to improve seabird conservation in Patagonian ecosystems

Preserving a 300,000 square km area in Patagonian waters could improve the conservation of 20 % of the population of sea birds in their...

Marine protected areas often expensive and misplaced

Many marine protected areas are often unnecessarily expensive and located in the wrong places, an international study has shown. The University of Queensland was part...

New study highlights opportunity to restore abundance to reef fisheries

Unsustainable fishing has depleted coastal fisheries worldwide, threatening food security and cultural identity for many coastal and island communities, including in Hawai'i. A recently...

Climate change threatens Marine Protected Areas

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators found that most marine life in Marine Protected Areas will not...

Extensive seagrass meadows discovered in Indian Ocean

Research led by Swansea University's Bioscience department has discovered for the first time extensive deep-water seagrass meadows in the middle of the vast Indian...

No-fishing zones help endangered penguins

Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows. Working with the South African government, researchers from the...

Acoustics helps estimate marine life populations

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time...

Study finds strong support for ocean protection

The public widely believes that the marine environment is under threat from human activities, and supports actions to protect the marine environment in their...

Great Barrier Reef protected zones help fish in even lightly exploited areas

Protected zones of the Great Barrier Reef benefit fish even at the relatively lightly-fished northern reefs, according to a study published November 8, 2017...

Resisting alien invasions

Invasive species are can be hugely detrimental to marine ecosystems. Take Caulerpa taxifoliaas an example. Dubbed "killer algae" because it crowds out other plants and animals...