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

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

Endangered ornate eagle rays make a splash off Queensland's Lady Elliot Island

Two endangered ornate eagle rays have been sighted off Lady Elliot Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef, a breakthrough for researchers studying the species dubbed "the unicorn of the sea".

01 May 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

Australie : des milliers de requins meurent afin de protéger les surfeurs

Dans l’Etat du Queensland, les dispositifs de protection des plages, meurtriers pour les requins, sont décriés par les associations de protection de l’environnement.

21 March 2019

Hawaii could soon ban killing sharks in pioneering law

The proposal, which protects any shark or ray in state waters, could be the first of its kind in the US

08 February 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