Mongabay series: Oceans

Needed: Old-age homes for coral reef fish

eef fish may take longer to recover from overfishing than previously thought. While smaller fish with short life spans tend to rebound quickly in protected reefs, larger, slow growing fish…

Mystery sharks captured in New Guinea river

Scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, have caught and tagged two adult speartooth sharks (Glyphis glyphis) in a remote corner of Australia…

Cuba moves to protect sharks

uba, home to about one-fifth of the world's roughly 500 shark species, moved to protect the fishes last week. The Cuban government released a "National Plan of Action" to conserve…

Almost half of U.S. seafood goes to waste

Many wild fish stocks are under substantial strain, with overfishing being one of the primary stressors. In the U.S., the world's second largest seafood importer, the government has recommended that…