Jellyfish

There has been a story about jellyfish in the UK national press and television this week — and for once, it was not of the lurid “plague of jellyfish” variety. The Guardian newspaper and BBC television websites carried the story in some detail, and included some brilliant video footage of a giant barrel jelly, measuringRead More

Marine Protected Zones :: Doubling Reserves

The BBC reported 17 June that the United States is to create the largest marine protected area in the world in the middle of the Pacific. The report says an existing area known as the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will be extended to create the new area, and “fishing and drilling would beRead More

Fish Updates from the Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has re-launched its popular sustainable seafood website – www.fishonline.org to make it easier for fish buyers, restaurateurs and the public to ensure they are buying and serving fish from the most sustainable sources. MCS, the UK’s leading marine charity, has improved the functionality of the website which operates alongside updatedRead More

BBC Features Eco-work on Thailand’s Coral Reefs

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Travel Show has featured efforts made by a volunteer group in Phuket, Thailand to clean up local coral reefs. Go Eco Phuket is a group of caring divers, community members, local businesses, local government, and local dive centres in Phuket Thailand committed to working together to protect our marine resources,Read More

Great Barrier Reef Threatened by CoT Starfish

The Science and Environment section of the BBC website has featured the threat posed to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) by an “explosion” of Crown of Thorns (CoT) starfish, allegedly fueled by excess nutrients in the water caused by runoff from agriculture such as sugar cane farming. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209 [Photo Jon Hanson/Wikimedia Creative Commons] Share:

Sleeping Beauty

Have you ever wondered what your ‘sand sleeping’ wrasse might be doing on a night?  This might help. Reader Derek Gillespie got in touch to share this picture of his Peacock Wrasse that was sleeping in the substrate right next to the front glass of his  tank. Share:

Aquatic Trade Body Backs UK Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Campaign

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) Chief Executive will attend a reception at the Natural History Museum 12 February hosted by The Rt Hon William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and the Rt Hon Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which launches an international conference on illegal wildlifeRead More

SAIA Success

The Sustainable Aquarium Industry Association (SAIA) says it is ending 2013 with celebrations: after 10 years of a convoluted and politically complex process, with heated debates and severe opposition, the West Hawaii Rules Package was signed into law by the Governor recently. While West Hawaii has now an adequately managed aquarium fishery, SAIA says “WeRead More