According to a group of researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, spying on fish love calls could protect them from hungry fishermen.
Vulnerable coastal populations will be some of the most negatively affected by climate change, changing fishing practices now will help them survive.
When a one-ton giant manta ray with a wingspan of 23 feet was caught last year in gill nets made by Peruvian fisherman, conservationists called for action. These treasured marine creatures are particularly vulnerable to overfishing and bycatch.
Having successfully restored kelp forests to the Pacific Ocean off Laguna Beach, Calif., marine biologist Nancy Caruso is now fundraising for a restoration project of the iconic abalone, to try to bring back the West Coast's "lobster."
People are advised to eat increased amounts of seafood, bur almost half of it is wasted each year. Since overfishing, pollution and climate change are already impacting fish populations, scientists are examining ways to reduce waste in order to sustain future demands.
Since the middle of the last century's Cold War days, seabirds have decreased by 70 percent.
It is no secret that in the midst of climate change, coral reefs around the world are suffering. However, a warming world is not the only factor putting these reefs in danger - overfishing also plagues these colorful ecosystems. And now new research offers a glimmer of hope, finding that fish are the answer to their problems.
Just after recent research warned that the world's most iconic ecosystems, including the Great Barrier Reef, may collapse under climate change, a new study is saying that this iconic site can in fact be saved.
Overfishing, pollution, habitat loss and climate change are all factors that are threatening marine life, raising their risk of extinction by 20 to 25 percent, according to new research.
'Slow and steady' is apparently not just a guide for footraces and fables. Researchers have recently found that among underwater creatures, it's not the quick and large who are likely to survive into old age, but the tiny and slowest growers.
An analysis of nearly 150 years of data has revealed that seagulls are eating far more trash than they used to, leading to low fertility and population declines. Now, researchers are suggesting that this may have occurred because fish stocks are not as nearly as plentiful as they once were.
Nearly two-dozen recovered species of ground fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid after rampant overfishing left areas off the US West Coast devastated, a marine watchdog group announced.
The world's oceans need saving from overfishing and pollution, a new report says, as this "failed state" is rapidly declining, and an independent panel behind the report announced Tuesday that urgent action is needed within the next five years.