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Rare catch for Maine lobsterman

A lobsterman says one of his traps has caught a one-in-two-million crustacean - a blue lobster.
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Mexico nabs suspects with 10 000 sea turtle eggs

Environmental prosecutors in Mexico say three suspects have been detained in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca with more than 10 000 illegally harvested eggs from protected sea turtles.
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New Zealand bans shark finning

New Zealand is banning the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts says is welcome and will bring the country in line with other developed nations.
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China fishes for growth with massive aquarium

The world's largest aquarium, in China is being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.

SeaWorld plans new Orca environments

SeaWorld says it will expand the killer whale environments and has made research and conservation pledges.
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Antarctic minke whales have a feeding 'frenzy'

Antarctic minke whales engage in an underwater feeding frenzy, filling their huge mouths up to 100 times an hour as they gorge on prawn-like krill during the summer.
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Dolphins squeal with delight like children: study

Dolphins often squeal when they get a treat, sounding much like children. US researchers say they believe these calls are expressions of pure delight.
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Blue shark sparks panic on Rome beach

A blue shark that made a rare appearance in the shallow waters of a popular beach resort near Rome has sparked panic and excitement among holidaymakers.
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Police seize R10m illegal abalone

Police have shut down an illegal abalone-drying facility and seized six tons of the gourmet mollusc with an estimated street value of R10m.
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Watch: Great white attacks underwater robot

In video released by the Discovery Channel, an underwater camera captures a great white shark wrapping its jaws around a robot.

EC cuts fish quotas for 10 countries

The European Commission has cut this year's fishing quotas for 10 member countries, to compensate for overfishing in 2013.
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Whale left to decompose

A whale that washed ashore on a Guam beach will be left to decompose.
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Red tide destroying fish population in Florida

The largest red tide bloom seen in Florida in nearly a decade has killed thousands of fish in the Gulf of Mexico and may pose a greater health threat if it washes ashore.
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Bermuda creates Sargasso Sea commission

Bermuda has created a commission to counsel governments about how best to conserve the Sargasso Sea.

Oceans increasingly polluted with mercury: Study

In much of the world's oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says.
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