Federal government changes to Canada's fisheries legislation "have eviscerated" the ability to protect habitat for most of the country's fish species, scientists at the University of Calgary and Dalhousie University say in ...
At least 124 bottlenose dolphins have washed up along the Atlantic coast since July, a startling number of deaths that has prompted US officials to launch an investigation.
(Phys.org)—In a recent experiment conducted at the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation, Bahamas, researchers designed a novel foraging task to determine that juvenile lemon sharks could learn from each other.
How do you track a fish? There's no "Google Maps" for finding fish. The radio signals that are the backbone of traditional GPS cannot pass through seawater. But sound travels remarkably well, so scientists often use acoustic ...
A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that "co-management"a collaborative ...
The National Marine Fisheries Service is listing four distinct populations of a hammerhead shark species as threatened and endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Federal officials say a petition filed by the state of Alaska to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act merits a closer look.
Research measuring sea cucumber populations in WA's Scott Reef fishery has suggested an improved way of estimating exploitation rates.
New research into seabirds highlights the need for marine conservation to consider the different behaviours of males and females in the species it aims to protect.
Some killer whales, a study published Wednesday shows for the first time, wander nearly 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) from Antarctica's Southern Ocean into tropical waters -- but not to feed or breed.