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Rare dolphins boosted by sea sanctuaryupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 00:03:00

Coastal areas that ban fishing can provide havens for endangered wildlife, according to a new report.

CNN Hero: Ken Nedimyerupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 21:42:00

Ken Nedimyer and his nonprofit are working to restore endangered coral reefs in the Florida Keys.

Florida group rebuilds vital coral reefsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 21:42:00

It was more than 40 years ago, but Ken Nedimyer still remembers the first time he went diving in the Florida Keys.

A fishing way of life is threatenedupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 22:37:00

Fishermen in the Gulf of Maine face heavy restrictions or even a shutdown of their industry due to depleted cod.

A fishing way of life is threatened updated: Tue Feb 28 2012 22:37:00

By daybreak, much of this town has already been at work for hours.

Australia to create world's largest marine reserveupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 15:29:00

The Australian government has announced plans to establish the world's largest protected marine area in the Coral Sea.

Humans hooked on fish as demand reaches historic highupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 10:16:00

The world's appetite for fish is now at an all time high according to the United Nations. Figures from the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) state fish is currently the most-traded food commodity, worth around $102 billion in 2008.

Study: Changes to ocean expected to damage shellfish around worldupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 04:45:00

Massive global greenhouse gas pollution is changing the chemistry of the world's oceans so much that scientists now predict it could severely damage shellfish populations and the nations that depend on the harvests if significant action isn't taken.

Report: Oceans at risk of 'extinction'updated: Wed Jul 13 2011 08:13:00

CNN's Zain Verjee talks with Alex Rogers about a new report warning that the world's oceans are at a risk of extinction.

Marine life facing mass extinction, report saysupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 08:13:00

Marine life is under severe threat from global warming, pollution and habitat loss, with a high risk of "major extinctions" according to a panel of experts.

Cousteau talks Arctic adventureupdated: Thu May 26 2011 13:00:00

CNN special correspondent Philippe Cousteau describes his team's incredible journey to the "top of the world."

Extreme science in the Arctic Circleupdated: Thu May 26 2011 13:00:00

Catlin Ice Base: Mission critical

Tasting the future of farmed seafoodupdated: Sun Mar 27 2011 23:10:00

If you ate fish for dinner last night, there's a 50% chance it was not caught in the wild.

Report: 75% of coral reefs threatenedupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 10:16:00

Human activity and climate change have left about 75% of the world's coral reefs threatened, putting the livelihoods of many countries that depend on the ocean ecosystems at risk, according to a report released this week.

Cousteau: A life of green actionupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 13:16:00

Environmental activist Philippe Cousteau is to explore the Arctic with CNN to show how scientists in the wilderness are studying climate change in one of the coldest places on the planet.

Cousteau's Arctic trekupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 13:16:00

CNN's special correspondent Philippe Cousteau on his upcoming Arctic trek.

10 stunning underwater Asia sitesupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:16:00

It's been said that we know more about the moon than we know about our own oceans.

Foul waters, hard lessons from BP oil spillupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 09:45:00

Four weeks after the catastrophic blowout that killed 11 workers and gushed millions of barrels of toxic crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico last spring, President Obama set up an independent commission to determine what went wrong and what we must do to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.

Report: Gulf oil disaster 'preventable'updated: Thu Jan 13 2011 09:45:00

The final report on the Deepwater Horizon disaster concludes it "was foreseeable and preventable."

Oceans failing the acid test, U.N. saysupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 14:34:00

The chemistry of the world's oceans is changing at a rate not seen for 65 million years, with far-reaching implications for marine biodiversity and food security, according to a new United Nations study released Thursday.

Eco-friendly floating diner set for marinas worldwideupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 07:24:00

Eco-friendly floating restaurants serving sustainable seafood are on the menu for marinas around the world, in a bid to tackle the crisis caused by commercial over-fishing.

Bio-Remediationupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 23:14:00

Scientists are exploring how the secret to cleaning up pollution in our oceans lies within nature.

A blueprint for blue planet protectionupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 23:14:00

The oceans have become so depleted by over-fishing, pollution and climate change that they can only be saved by a large global network of reserves, according to a growing consensus among marine scientists.

Why I'm rowing across the Pacificupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 09:23:00

Roz Savage explains why she quit her high-powered London job five years ago to become an ocean rower.

An SOS on World Oceans Day: Save our seas, save ourselvesupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 05:12:00

Since I began exploring the ocean as a marine scientist 50 years ago, more has been learned about the ocean than during all preceding history.

After oil spill: Taking stock of fishing industryupdated: Fri May 21 2010 18:04:00

On April 20, we witnessed one of the worst oil spills in American history, an event that has caused oil to surge into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks now.

Opinion: Antarctic trash led to mission to clean up the planetupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 23:33:00

A few years ago, weaving in and out of icebergs, a pink dawn rising over a forest of glaciers on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, I realized a childhood dream.

Ted Danson's campaign to save oceansupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 12:37:00

Although best known for his acting, Ted Danson has been campaigning for cleaner oceans since the 1980s.

The stark reality of a throw-away societyupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 03:08:00

I grew up on the shores of Sydney Harbor and I fondly remember exploring the crystal clear pools, observing the unique and bountiful marine life. Shells and driftwood, cuttlefish bones and dried seaweed littered the sand. That was the only debris from the ocean beyond that I saw.

Join Ted Danson live on Eco Solutions today at 10am ETupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 04:30:00

Actor, activist and environmentalist, Ted Danson isn't afraid to tackle any number of roles.

A prescription for the ocean's ailing healthupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 10:19:00

Twenty years ago when I had the opportunity to dive to 18,000 feet in the Japanese research submersible "Shinkai 6500" in the Sea of Japan. I fantasized about the amazing animals our team might see deep on the ocean floor: rat-tails, deep sea sharks, and octopi.

Trek to gauge carbon's impact on Arctic sealifeupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 04:06:00

Two teams of explorers and scientists are on their way to the Arctic for the first international project to measure the amount of carbon dioxide in water beneath the ice.

Arctic explorer prepares for icy swimupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 04:00:00

For polar explorer Ann Daniels, the worst part of this year's expedition to the Arctic won't be enduring bitterly cold temperatures or pulling a 100-kilogram (220-pound) sledge over steep jagged ridges.

Woman tackles 'Great Garbage Patch'updated: Thu Oct 29 2009 14:26:00

For Mary Crowley, the sea is her second home.

Fish stocks can recover if well managed, says studyupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 05:07:00

Efforts to curb overfishing in five of the world's marine ecosystems are starting to show signs of working.

Scientists study 'garbage patch' in Pacific Oceanupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 04:49:00

It is a problem of massive plastic proportions -- a giant floating debris field, composed mostly of bits and pieces of plastic, in the northwest Pacific Ocean, about a thousand miles off the coast of California.

Governments trying to reel in 'ocean sprawl'updated: Wed Jul 15 2009 11:02:00

We all know what happens when urban sprawl gets out of control: Commutes back up, smog thickens, and concrete suburbs gobble up green spaces.

Commentary: World's biggest fish are dyingupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 21:12:00

Today, Monday, June 8, we recognize the first U.N.-sanctioned World Oceans Day. The event comes after years of pressure from conservation groups and thousands of activists who clamored for everyone to know and understand what's happening in our oceans.

Actor's efforts to save tunaupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 21:12:00

Actor Ted Danson talks about the importance of World Oceans Day.

Ocean trash problem 'far from being solved,' U.N. saysupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 13:03:00

The world's oceans are full of trash, causing "tremendous" negative impacts on coastal life and ecology, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

Climate change killing sea lifeupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 03:04:00

Climate change is killing the most marine biodiverse place on earth, 'the amazon of the seas.' CNN's Arwa Damon reports

Future protection of the oceans could lie in the pastupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 03:04:00

If we don't know our history, then we can't know our future. Historians arguing the relevance of their subject often repeat that mantra.

Report: Coral almost as genetically complex as humansupdated: Fri May 29 2009 02:14:00

Advances in the study of coral in the last few years has led a group of scientists to conclude that corals almost rival humans in their genetic complexity and their relationship to algae is key to their survival.

Beating poverty could save coral reef fish, report saysupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 22:25:00

It's not just the number of people fishing, but the level of poverty in a local community that leads to overfishing of coral reefs, according to a new report.

Bush casts wide net for marine conservationupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 10:32:00

Nine sites in the central Pacific will be set as sanctuaries for marine life and bases of research for scientists, President Bush said Tuesday.

World's corals reefs are vanishing, report saysupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 04:18:00

The world has lost almost one-fifth of its coral reefs according a new report released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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