Editorial: Cut snapper limit to build up species (opinion)
How many snapper should anyone be allowed to catch in a day's fishing? Readers who do not go fishing for fun might be surprised at the bag limit: nine. That seems an excessively generous allowance for every person out fishing, yet the recreational fishing lobby is aggrieved at proposals to reduce the permitted catch in response to diminishing stocks in the Hauraki Gulf, east of Northland and the Bay of Plenty.
'Hoff' crab's oceanic 'road trip'
A hairy crab named after US actor David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "highway" to colonise deep sea vents in the Atlantic tens of millions of years ago.
A pioneering project - Etihad inflight Magazine
I’m standing knee-high in mud. wishing I had worn wellies not flip-flops. A cavern of mangrove branches blocks Abu Dhabi’s summer skies, and tiny crabs skitter over my bare feet. I’m spending the morning in the mangroves learning about some of the sampling methods that were recently used as part of the groundbreaking “Blue Carbon’ project.
IUCN highlights islands' challenges at the European Parliament
Chair of the Global Island Partnership Steering Committee and ambassador of the Seychelles to the UN Speaking at an event in the European Parliament, both IUCN and the Global Island Partnership have highlighted the key sustainable development challenges faced by Europe’s overseas entities as well the potential of islands across the globe to help achieve both EU and international environmental targets.
Submarine springs reveal how coral reefs respond to ocean acidification
(University of California - Santa Cruz) Ocean acidification due to rising carbon dioxide levels will reduce the density of coral skeletons, making coral reefs more vulnerable to disruption and erosion, according to a new study of corals growing where submarine springs naturally lower the pH of seawater. The study is the first to show that corals are not able to fully acclimate to low pH conditions in nature.
UN challenges Australia to protect Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef will be listed as a threatened ecosystem by the United Nations from June next year unless the government follows a series of recommendations to protect it, the World Heritage Committee has decided.