UH Hilo undergraduate Sabrina Bejang did not think she would ever choose marine biology for a career. Bejang, like many young Marshallese women, grew up wary of the ocean and knew little of the coral reef systems that make up Majuro atoll, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Australia’s peak fishing groups are embarking on a $5 million program of activity that supports Australia’s Marine Parks networks and promotes sustainable fishing.
The public awareness of marine environmental issues in general has been increasing rather fast, thanks a lot to the documentaries such as BBC Blue Planet and cartoons such as The Octonauts, which has a tremendous impact on kids.
A new QUT-led study has developed a statistical toolbox to help avoid seagrass loss which provides shelter, food and oxygen to fish and at-risk species like dugongs and green turtles. The paper describes key monitoring and management designs to maximise seagrass resilience to human activities, to
Sulu Sea, the richest reef region in the world, is home to 505 coral species, and yet, we know little about its reefs. With tourism booming exponentially in the Palawan islands, fishermen immigrating from nearby regions, and the seas warming, how are our corals coping?
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC-717) continues their North Pacific patrol in support of Operation North Pacific Guard (NPG) 2019...Since June, Mellon’s crew has conducted 40 boardings and issued 61 violations.
A recent study with over 80 authors published by an international coalition of government agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations that includes the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) outlines three potential strategies for helping rehabilitate coral reefs threatened by climate
The Sea Women of Melanesia Program – The Coral Sea Foundation, in collaboration with the Conflict Island Conservation Initiative, is running a program to help not only the marine environment but empowering local Papua New Guinea women, to be custodians of their local reefs.
On the occasion of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum, the United States is increasing contributions to the partnerships with the Pacific Islands with a pledge of $36.5 million in new foreign assistance.