high seas

Ocean News: Oil Exploration Approved for the Canary Islands, Emperor Penguins Found to be Adaptable, and More

Posted Wed, Jun 25, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to canary islands, cargo shipping emissions, emperor penguins, fish feelings, high seas, ocean plastics

Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica.

Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica. (Photo:  Martha de Jong-Lantink / Flickr Creative Commons)

- Spain gave the green light on Tuesday for oil exploration off the Canary Islands. Oceana is opposed to this decision, as it could affect 25 marine areas and 82 protected species. Oceana


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Ocean News: Crabs Can Hear After All, New Zealand Rejects Offshore Mining Project, and More

Posted Tue, Jun 24, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to crustaceans, global ocean commission, high seas, mud crabs, New Zealand mining, UK marine conservation

An illegal driftnet fishing vessel on the high seas off of France.

An illegal driftnet fishing vessel on the high seas off of France. (Photo: Oceana / Thierry Lannoy)

- Several Members of Parliament have called out the UK government for acting “too slow” on marine conservation. A program launched four years ago called for protection of 127 areas of marine habitat, but only about one-fifth of the areas have received protection so far. BBC News UK


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