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November 14, 2019

Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor headlined this year’s Griffith University Asia Lecture 2019 at the Queensland College of Art with a focus on the geopolitical and geostrategic issues of economy, security and climate change challenging the Asia-Pacific. Dame Meg was

November 7, 2019

A new subspecies of fin whale, the second-largest species on Earth after the blue whale, has been discovered by scientists in the Pacific Ocean...The northern fin whale subspecies was previously believed to include populations in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, but a recent genetic a

Preliminary Observations of the Abyssal Megafauna of Kiribati

We report on preliminary observations of the abyssal megafauna communities in the exclusive economic zone of Kiribati, a huge abyssal area with few previous studies. These observations also provide useful context for marine minerals exploration within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and for the neighboring Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ), where deep-sea mining operations are planned... The results of this study are preliminary observations that will be useful to guide future biological survey design and marine spatial planning strategies.

 

October 18, 2019

To protect valuable marine resources and to ensure the sustainability of fish stocks, Japan’s Free and Open Indo Pacific Strategy includes a commitment to peace and stability, including assistance to the Pacific in enhancing maritime safety and stability...The government of Japan continues to ass