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Marine heatwaves are defined as periods of five days or more during which ocean temperatures are unusually high, compared with the long-term average for any given place. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
A skipper and deckhand were fined $7000 after Queensland Government staff raided their boat and found 31 shark fins on board at the port in Cairns. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
As the plight of sharks and rays around the world worsens, James Cook University and WWF have launched the first-ever guide aimed at getting the best out of areas designed to protect them, and avoiding the mistakes of the past.Click on the link...
WWF NZ researcher Amanda Leathers explains why Hector's and Māui dolphin are on the brink of extinction. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
New research finds that marine animals have disappeared from their habitat due to global warming at twice the rate of wildlife on land. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Japanese whaling vessels launched on Saturday the last round of what Japan calls scientific research off the Pacific coast ahead of the country's pullout from the International Whaling Commission next month for commercial hunting. Click on the link...
The inaugural meeting of the Cook Islands turtle society, Te Ara O Te Onu, was held on Wednesday to discuss the protection and conservation of turtles and elect its executive. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
“On World Tuna Day we are reminded of the need to maximise the economic and social benefits from tuna for our people, our communities and our Pacific region. We are also reminded of the critical importance of protecting this rich resource,” said...
Hunting bans and other conservation efforts may be paying off — though warming oceans remain a serious threat.Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The population of endangered green sea turtles that inhabit the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean is growing thanks to decades-long conservation efforts, according to scientists. Click on the link below to read the full article.