Happy Friday! As usual, this week's roundup is a mix of the good, the bad and the funny. This week in ocean news,
...Daniel Pauly argued in the New Republic that the aquacalypse is upon us.
...Palau became the first nation to ban shark fishing in its waters -- an area about the size of Texas.
...New research showed that coral reefs where a diversity of fish species swim are healthier than overfished ones, and where fishing is banned, the incidence of coral disease was reduced.
...A 78-year-old Hawaiian man who shot and killed a pregnant Hawaiian monk seal pleaded guilty to violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act and began serving a 90-day term.
...We were entertained by this video of a sea lion stealing a fisherman's catch as he reels it in. Although perhaps it's a sign that sea lions are going hungry, which is not so funny.
- Will EU Member States Live Up To Their Common Fisheries Policy Commitments? Posted Thu, September 25, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: Sand Tiger Shark Embryos Found to Eat Each Other, Wind Turbines Could Weaken Hurricane Intensity, and More Posted Mon, September 29, 2014
- In Honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week, Ten Fun Facts about Sea Otters Posted Wed, September 24, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: Gulf Businesses Won’t Return BP Payouts, Whales May Have More than One Spleen, and More Posted Fri, September 26, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: Polar Bears Turning to Snow Geese for Food, Arctic Sea Ice Found to Absorb CO2, and More Posted Tue, September 23, 2014