Topic

Oceans

  • Op-Ed: An Enforceable Ocean

    February 8, 2016

    Will there be a day when the seafood on your plate has been certified as sustainable, toxin-free and exploitation-free and has been tracked from the time it was hooked to the time it is purchased? Will this information be verified by satellites from the sky that have cross-referenced errant transmissions and have correlated them with reports […]

  • Satellite Technologies at the Forefront of the Fight Against Illegal Fishing

    February 8, 2016

    Easter Island is best known for its mysterious Moai statues, which dominate part of the hilly coastline and stare at the horizon like ancient watchmen of the once bountiful ocean. Just beyond the reach of their gaze lies a large stretch of open water, known as the high seas, that provides a vital spawning ground […]

  • China Aims High on Antarctic Krill

    January 20, 2016

    A Chinese state-owned distant-water fishery company said China should multiply its krill harvest in the Antarctic, yet regulations at home and abroad are moving towards stringent management. How will the dragon dance on the ice?

  • Robots Tell the Story of Climate Change in the Southern Ocean

    January 20, 2016

    Scientists in South Africa are using ocean robots to study the unexpected and complex interplay between the Southern Ocean and the Earth’s changing climate. The researchers have been inspired by the fact that this is the least studied part of the planet and yet one of the most dynamic and difficult to understand. It’s also […]

  • South Pacific Becomes an Unlikely Battleground in Bid to Mine the Seafloor

    January 20, 2016

    As we drive down the empty, two-lane highway, the clusters of seaside resorts, tin-roofed homes and finely manicured lawns on this Papua New Guinea island give way to lowland rain forests and palm oil plantations. The telephone lines eventually disappear as do the satellite dishes and, within hours, the team from the Canadian mining company […]

  • Coral Restoration Part 3: Evolution

    November 22, 2015

    The Australian Institute of Marine Sciences stands alone at the tip of Queensland’s Cape Cleveland and looks out over the Coral Sea, toward the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Coral Restoration Part 2: Selection

    November 22, 2015

    On a tiny island called Ofu, part of American Samoa just south of the equator and east of the International Date Line, corals are doing something that might have once seemed impossible.

  • Coral Restoration Part 1: Restoration

    November 22, 2015

    The case for coral restoration rests on not repopulating reefs coral by coral, but in preserving the genetic diversity the species needs to stay resilient.