Our future ocean needs strengthened communication

New Ocean challenges and opportunities fuel the need for enhanced marine and solution-oriented science communication. Strengthening its capacity is critical, as well as developing dedicated training programs, deeper and wider collaboration with stakeholders and close interaction with the UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030) and EU’s Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters. >> read more … Meer lezen

Are sea lions and seals eating too much of B.C.’s salmon?

COWICHAN BAY, B.C.—The seals and sea lions gathered around the docks of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island are a beautiful sight. But an increasing number of the protected seals and sea lions (larger than seals, sea lions can walk) may be upsetting the balance of the British Columbia marine ecosystem. Now some First Nations are … Meer lezen

From whale sharks to sea turtles: protecting Qatar’s sea life

How is Qatar helping to conserve some of nature’s most endangered sea creatures? Qatar 365 took to the ocean to find out more about the country’s projects that include protecting nesting sea turtles, stopping boats from harming whale sharks and restoring the food source of dugongs. >> read more …

Are humans drowning out the sounds of the seas?

The deep, dark ocean is often thought of as a peaceful, silent world. However, it is an orchestra of sounds, like the snapping of shrimp, the clicks of dolphins and the songs of whales. New science suggests that in many places, though, human activity may be drowning out those noises — and having a disorienting … Meer lezen