The San Pedro Mezquital River is the last free-flowing river in Mexico’s western Sierra Madre.
Thousands of hydropower dams are under construction around the world. New research shows that by cutting off sediment flow, these dams can have big ecological effects on far-off bays and deltas.
Project Oceanology class retrieves a bottom trawl at the mouth of the Thames River.
For decades, New England students took field trips out into the Long Island Sound. Their data show how quickly the sound is warming, leading to fewer American lobster, rock crab and winter flounder.
Marine parks are good for fish - especially if they’re in the right areas.
With strategic planning, the marine protected area network could be a third smaller, cost half as much, and still meet the international target of protecting 10% of every ecosystem.
There’s a huge amount of seafood variety that can come in many forms.
Our new paper titled ‘DNA barcoding validates species labelling of certified seafood’ presents the largest and most comprehensive assessment of MSC-labelled products to date.
Dutch vessel, Willem van Oranje, harvests sand off Kenya’s coast.
Kenya needs a national strategic environmental assessment which focuses on the use of sand for large scale construction.
Cage farming is when fish are raised and harvested in a netted enclosure.
With proper regulation, Lake Victoria's fisheries could increase production without damaging wild stocks or the environment.
Underwater world of Lake Malawi.
Lake Malawi is considered a biodiversity treasure because almost all its species occurs nowhere else on the planet.
Shark Bay was hit by a brutal marine heatwave in 2011.
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Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef is in peril. But a continent away, Western Australia's Shark Bay is also threatened by marine heatwaves that could alter this World Heritage ecosystem forever.
Mangrove forest in Pichavaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
Mangrove forests along the world's tropical and subtropical coasts store enormous quantities of 'blue' carbon – especially in river delta zones, where soil builds up quickly.
Like Dr. Seuss’ imaginary truffula trees, baobabs are endangered.
Without an array of ecosystems and species, it's tough for farmers to grow crops or ranchers to raise animals.
A fisherman on Kwan Phayo.
Philip A. Loring
Many people focus just on agriculture and new technologies for feeding the world's growing population. Yet, fisheries are the centerpiece of billions of people's diets.
Globalised fishing can leave workers vulnerable to exploitation.
A lack of sustainability, profitability and transparency in the global fishing industry is exacerbating the problem of slave-like working conditions for crew. Here are the warning signs to look out for.
Swordfish only – no bycatch, please.
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A new tool called EcoCast helps fishermen in the West Coast figure out where it's best to fish that day.
When a stream enters a culvert, the flow can be concentrated so much that water flows incredibly fast. So fast, in fact, that small and juvenile fish are unable to swim against the flow and are prevented from reaching where they need to go to eat, reproduce or find safety.
Our new invention tackles one of the greatest impediments to fish migration in Australia: culverts, those tunnels or drains often found under roads.
Lake Victoria sees high levels of illegal fishing carried out by local fisherman and traders.
Urgent measures need to be adopted to prevent corruption linked to illegal fishing activity in and around Lake Victoria.
Stormy seas ahead.
Confrontation between French and British scallop fishers goes is a warning about the resource conflicts of the future.
Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of New Jersey.
How can marine preserves best protect sea creatures that move in and out of them? Two ocean scientists describe new thinking about designing marine protected areas.
Australia was thought to have some of the most sustainable fisheries in the world, but a recent count has found that fish numbers have plummeted by a third.
Hoki is one of New Zealand’s most valuable export fish.
Leaked reports reveal that some of New Zealand's largest fishing companies have been under-reporting their catch of the commercially valuable hoki by hundreds of tonnes.
Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approach a young North Atlantic right whale entangled in fishing gear near Cape Canaveral.
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After 17 North Atlantic right whales were killed or caught in fishing gear in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2017, the Canadian government set new rules for the snow crab and lobster fisheries.