Western Pacific

Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Freshwater Aquatic, Terrestrial and Avian Migratory Species in the Asia and Pacific Region

This study identifies the impacts of plastic pollution on land and freshwater migratory species protected by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).

The CMS report is the result of a collaboration between CMS and the UN Environment Programme as part of the Japan-funded CounterMEASURE II project to identify sources and pathways of plastic pollution in river systems in Asia.

31 August 2021

Un ejército de tortugas, capturado con drones, se dirige a la Gran Barrera de Coral

Desde lo alto, el mar azul parece estar salpicado de pequeños puntos blancos.

19 November 2020

Gold Coast Bay Hope Spot embraces harmony between city and sea

Gold Coast Bay is this week being declared a Mission Blue Hope Spot becoming p

21 August 2020

Can cloud-brightening help save the Great Barrier Reef? Trials have begun – video

Teams of Australian marine scientists have tested a technique they hope may give the Great Barrier Reef respite from coral bleaching caused by global heating.

16 April 2020

Great Barrier Reef schwerer beschädigt als befürchtet

Das größte Korallenriff der Welt vor der australischen Küste leidet erheblich unter veränderten Umweltbedingungen. Wissenschaftler belegten nun das historische Ausmaß der Zerstörung.

07 April 2020

En Australie, la Grande Barrière de corail victime de l’été austral

Une étude de l’université James-Cook, publiée mardi, révèle que 25,1 % des récifs souffrent de blanchissement sévère en raison de températures particulièrement élevées entre novembre et février.

06 April 2020

An epic Pacific survey reveals mixed fortunes for green and hawksbill turtles

First the good news: A sweeping survey of the Pacific Basin has found the population of endangered green turtles (Chelonia mydas) there is increasing.

29 April 2019

Growth Rates of Adult Sea Turtles

Indeterminate growth, i.e. growth that persists throughout life, is common in long-lived reptiles. Because fecundity and body size tend to be correlated in such species, individuals face a life-history trade-off at sexual maturity. Saturation tagging and intensive monitoring at nesting grounds can potentially provide opportunities to accumulate data on individual measurements and reproductive output.

17 September 2018

Incidental Catch of Seabirds and Sea Turtles by Taiwanese Longline Fleets in the Pacific Ocean

To understand the sea turtle and seabird bycatch of Taiwanese tuna longline fleets for conservation purposes, this research analyzed the data collected by onboard observers between 2008 and 2013. In total, data from 149 trips and 24.3 million hooks were analyzed, including 50 albacore large-scale tuna longline vessel (LTLVs) trips, 72 bigeye LTLVs trips, and 27 small-scale tuna longline vessel (STLVs) trips. Seabird bycatch was mostly from the albacore LTLVs.

14 September 2018