Australian researchers find 81-year-old snapper, oldest known tropical reef fish

Dr Brett Taylor, a fish biologist at the institute who led the study, said he “may have used some colourful language” when he realised the snapper specimen was 20 years older than the previous record for a tropical reef fish – a rockfish from the Caribbean.

Brexit fishing gamble suggests No 10 forgot its economics homework

Fishing is a politically charged issue on both sides of the Channel. Boris Johnson has talked of the UK becoming “an independent coastal state” and exploiting the “recapture of our spectacular natural marine wealth”, while Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, has warned the UK against using fish as a “bargaining chip” (apparently not a […]

From bath bombs and perfume to sheet masks, eight gifts for beauty fans on your list from Amazon – starting at £9.99

The Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a nourishing, anti-wrinkle day cream with added SPF protection. Laced with a blend of powerful ingredients to reduce the physical signs of ageing (including fine lines and wrinkles), the skin is left feeling firmer, soothed and hydrated. The SPF provides UVA and UVB protection, without feeling greasy on the […]

Feds want rugged whitebark pine on endangered species list because of climate change

The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday it will propose designating the tree as “threatened,” citing its many perils, including climate change. Such a designation would mandate the drafting of a recovery plan and limit disruption to the species, whether it be by logging forests or building a ski resort.

India inches towards first marine ‘designated area’ off Maharashtra coast

Angria Bank, located off Malvan in Sindhudurg district, is a submerged plateau with coral reef formation at a depth of 20 to 400 metres, home to 29 genera and 39 species of both hard and soft corals (protected under Schedule I of the WPA) across 650 sq km. The proposed boundary for protection is approximately […]

This crab could save your life – if humans don’t wipe it out first

The biomedical industry, he said, overstated the importance of the lysate, which exploits the horseshoe crabs to monitor drug quality and production cleanliness. “Their profits are enormous and they support little or no conservation efforts,” he said. “Economic growth, profit and immediate ‘benefit’ for humankind always seem to win out over sustainability and environmental protection, […]

The Vaquita Might Not Withstand the Rising Chinese Market for Totoaba Bladders

Efforts to save the totoaba and vaquita stretch from Mexican fishing villages through border crossings and U.S. ports, to airports, docks and markets in Hong Kong. It’s a daunting task, pursued by conservation organizations such as Greenpeace, CIRVA scientists and both the U.S. and Mexican governments. In 2005, Mexico established a vaquita refuge—an area of […]

Research on lab chimps is over. Why have so few been retired to sanctuaries?

Now, after the government has concluded the animals are not necessary for research, some labs still insist chimps are better off staying put. Neither the National Center for Chimpanzee Care (NCCC) at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Bastrop, Texas, nor the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico—which together house the 257 government-owned chimps not […]

Lawsuits Could Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

Stephen Ross, the director of the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois, wonders if there’s a compromise. Ross, who has studied chimpanzees for more than 20 years and played a role in crafting NIH’s new policy, advocates ending private ownership of chimps […]

VIETNAM NEWS DECEMBER 2

During the tournament’s final match between Nam and Giang, Nam endured a 3-1 defeat in the first set before swiftly earning a break to level the score. In the game’s third set, Giant went on to record a 5-0 win, with his victory ensured after finishing the final set with a 6-1 win.