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Marine life soaking up radiation along Fukushima coast

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | 26 May, 2011 33 comments

Two week’s ago we released preliminary results from our marine radiation monitoring work off the coast of Japan, near the melted-down and leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. These results showed worrying levels of...

The Ecosystem Approach - protecting marine life in all its forms

Publication | 21 May, 2008 at 0:00

The world's oceans, once thought to contain inexhaustible resources, are under increasing threat. In recent years, scientific study after scientific study has pointed to the fact that human activities and fishing in particular have been putting...

Conservation Groups Call for Moratorium to Protect Seamounts from Deep Seabed Trawling

Press release | 1 December, 2003 at 0:00

At the opening of a major international conference today on deep sea fisheries, major conservation organizations including IUCN-The World Conservation Organization, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the World Wide Fund for Nature...

Time and tuna are running out

Background | 5 November, 2008 at 18:06

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is responsible for managing one of the most important fisheries in the Mediterranean, bluefin tuna. Yet the bluefin tuna fishery has been driven to the brink of collapse...

Greenpeace calls on governments to support a ban on Bluefin Tuna Trade

Press release | 11 September, 2009 at 11:05

Greenpeace activists on board the Rainbow Warrior today demanded immediate action to protect the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna from commercial extinction by deploying buoys marked 'Crime Scene' around cages holding bluefin tuna being...

Pirates of the Mediterranean

E-card | 20 April, 2010 at 12:01

The bluefin tuna fishery in the Mediterranean is on the verge of collapse. These three ministers were supposed to safeguard its future. Instead, they've let the fishing industry plunder an irreplaceable treasure. If they don't close the...

Global warming

Background | 24 August, 2007 at 17:52

Transparent squid

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

As juveniles, transparent squid live in the upper ocean. However, as adults they live in much deeper water. Sperm whales and other marine mammals dive down to feed upon these and other oceanic squid - in fact, deep-living squid are the sperm...

Take action to protect tuna

Background | 3 December, 2008 at 13:35

The Blobfish

Image | 1 June, 2003 at 1:00

The Blobfish, also known as a Fathead (genus Psychrolutes) trawled during the NORFANZ expedition at a depth between 1013 m and 1340 m, on the Norfolk Ridge, north-west of New Zealand, June 2003.

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