Tagged: marine conservation

Eavesdropping reveals hidden marine mammal populations in the ocean - Unsorted

Guest Work Dec 22, 2016

By Joy Tripovich, UNSW Australia and Tracey Rogers, UNSW Australia Acoustic monitoring of the calls of marine animals, such as whales and seals, could be the key to identifying new species, finding new population groups and mapping migration routes. We recently used custom-designed detection algorithms to run through 57,000 hours of underwater ocean noise to … Read More

Bright city lights are keeping ocean predators awake and hungry - Guest Work

Guest Work Nov 27, 2016

By Damon Bolton, UNSW Australia; Alistair Becker; Emma Johnston, UNSW Australia; Graeme Clark, UNSW Australia; Katherine Dafforn, UNSW Australia, and Mariana Mayer-Pinto, UNSW Australia Light pollution is changing the day-night cycle of some fish, dramatically affecting their feeding behaviour, according to our recently published study. In one of the … Read More

The new international whaling resolution will do little to stop Japan killing whales - Guest Work

Guest Work Nov 02, 2016

By Indi Hodgson-Johnston, University of Tasmania Australia and New Zealand were claiming a conservation success this week, when their resolution against lethal “scientific” whaling was adopted at the International Whaling Commission’s biennial meeting in Slovenia. But in reality the non-binding decision will do little to stop Japan’s whaling program. This resolution aims to tighten the loophole … Read More

Part 6: The ultimate commons - The Nature of Things

Marie Brown Mar 04, 2016

Clocking in at more than 20 times New Zealand’s land area, our marine environment is extraordinary and full of biodiversity we have yet to even describe. But weak and dysfunctional governance renders protection of marine biodiversity from ongoing decline almost impossible. Our ‘big blue backyard’ faces key issues, particularly the absences of a staunch statutory … Read More