Entries by Newswire

World’s Oceans in ‘Shocking’ Decline

The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history”. They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are […]

Protection for the Ocean Food Chain

A move to protect the menhaden, an essential link in the food chain whose numbers have plummeted over the last half-century, is good news. Read the full article in the New York Times. Note: Newswire stories are provided as a courtesy of OceanDoctor.org. Content of these articles is provided by external sources.

NOAA and France Partner to Protect Whales

NOAA and France’s Protected Areas Agency have signed a “sister sanctuary” agreement to support the protection of endangered humpback whales that migrate annually more than 3,000 miles between NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the Massachusetts coast and Agoa Marine Mammal Sanctuary in the Caribbean’s French Antilles. NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News Note: Newswire […]

Acting Secretary Blank Announces $102 million in Wetlands, Barrier Island Restoration Awards for Louisiana

Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast. NOAA News Releases Note: Newswire stories are provided as a courtesy of OceanDoctor.org. Content of these articles is provided by external sources.

Snails Traveled on Birds Across Panama Canal, Study Says

Researchers found that at least two snails made the journey from one side of the North American continent to the other in the last million years. Read the full article in the New York Times… Note: Newswire stories are provided as a courtesy of OceanDoctor.org. Content of these articles is provided by external sources.