marine conservation

In the company of dolphins

The Moray Firth and North East coast of Scotland are home to a resident population of bottlenose dolphins, around 200 or so in number...

The importance of plankton

Without plankton there wouldn’t be polar bears on the ice. Phytoplankton and copepods are the first two steps in...

Wild stingray encounter marred by reef fish decline

Smooth stingray waits to be fed. Pic: Blue Planet Society Australia's south west offers a little-known wildlife experience that's hard to beat. At Hamelin Bay...

Thousands rally against shark cull in Western Australia

Upwards of 4,000 people gathered on Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia today to rally against the upcoming cull of sharks by the Western Australian government....

Secret slaughter of Europe’s harbour porpoises

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has the misfortune to live in some of the most heavily fished waters on earth. Thousands of these little...

Highly endangered sharks and sport fishing competitions

Rules are rules, no matter how endangered the species is, according to some American sport fishing competitions. The scalloped hammerhead shark (pictured) which recently won the biggest shark...

The media and shark slaughter

Effective shark protection hinges on changing the public perception of sharks, and judging by recent media reports there is still a very long way...

World Oceans Day: Celebration or wake?

Happy World Oceans Day 2012. A day to celebrate the wonder of our amazing blue planet. But can we still celebrate? Just, maybe, but...

Q&A: The Antarctic krill fishery

We ask Dimitri Sclabos, of Tharos Ltd., a world-leading krill consultancy, what the future holds for the Antarctic krill fishery? Q: What aspect of the boom in commercial...

WWF and krill: conservation gone wrong

Updated Wed 3 Dec 2014 The Wikipedia entry for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) states that 'WWF is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of...

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