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News Coverage Archive 2000-2003
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If a link to an article below no longer works, try the archived section at that particular source.
November 13, 2003 - "Scientists Collaborate to Explore Undersea World" - Voice of America - http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=9F2C524E-3199-4F26-A80E6169B....
October 25, 2003 - "Ocean depths reveal a weird world" - Guardian (at theage.com) - www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/24/1066974312706.html.
October 24, 2003 - "How many fish in the sea? About 20,000 species" - CTV.ca - www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1066928421679_62337621//?hu....
October 24, 2003 - "5,000 new species may be teeming in the seas" - Cape Times - www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=vn20031024075835984C316406.
October 24, 2003 - "How Many Fish In The Sea? Census Of Marine Life Launches First Report" - Science Daily - www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/10/031024064333.htm.
October 24, 2003 - "Scientists expect as many as 5,000 new fish species in census of oceans" - ENN (Associated Press) - www.enn.com/news/2003-10-24/s_9754.asp.
October 24, 2003 - "New light shed on ocean diversity" - BBC Nature News - www.bbc.co.uk/nature/news/news.shtml.
CNN - Ocean census finds 3 new species a week - http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/science/10/23/marine.census.ap/index.html
BBC - Ocean census discovers new fish - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3210544.stm
MSNBC - Ocean census surfaces new species - http://www.msnbc.com/news/984054.asp
CBS - Plenty Of Fish Species In The Sea - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/23/tech/main579666.shtml
San Jose Mercury News - Study finds oceans full of secrets - http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/7092340.htm
October 23, 2003 - "Scientists take $1-billion census of marine life" - CBC News - www.cbc.ca/storyview/CBC/2003/10/23/marine031023.
October 23, 2003 - "Scientists count world's marine life and expect as many as 5,000 new fish species" - Associated Press - www.ajc.com/news/content/news/science/1003/23marinelife.html.
Associated Press story from September 11, 2003
"Unprecedented Census of the Sea Begins" ("pdf" format, 42k) - coml.org/medres/aparticle1.pdf
"Biologists Open Global Marine Life Census" - Washington Post, DC - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12775-2003Sep15.html
"10-year survey of life below could cost $1 billion" - MSNBC - http://www.msnbc.com/news/965650.asp
September 10, 2003 - "Ecomar - Inventur des MeeresÃ¶kosystems" - Germany's Television Channel WDR 5. - www.wdr5.de/leonardo/beitrag.phtml?sendung_id=12&beitrag_id=31795
September/October 2003 - "What Future for the Oceans?" - Foreign Affairs (paragraph on the Census: p. 149). - www.comlsecretariat.org/iDuneDownload.dll?GetFile?AppId=103&FileID=249794&Anchor=&ext=.pdf
September 2003 - Article on NaGISA Project - Yomiuri Newspaper (in Japanese). - www.fserc.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp/main/centernews/news010.PDF
August 31, 2003, New Scientist.com
"Trawling Seamounts Threatens Oceans Biodiversity" by Stephen Leahy - http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994097
August 28, 2003, SciScoop Exploring Tomorrow
"Seamounts Endangered by Trawlers" by Ricky James - http://www.sciscoop.com/story/2003/8/28/7103/13382
August 27, 2003, The Register-Guard
"Biologists Consider Ban on Trawling" by Winston Ross - http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/08/27/d1.cr.deepsea.0827.html
August 23, 2003, London Daily Telegraph
"Lost worlds of the ocean threatened by trawlers" By Roger Highfield, Science Editor - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/08/23/wtrawl23...
August 22, 2003, Newport News-Times
"International research conference at marine science center this weekend" - http://www.newportnewstimes.com/nt_news/general/nt_news-12.html#TopOfPag...
August 7, 2003 - "Predator diversity hotspots in the blue ocean" by Boris Worm, Heike K. Lotze, Ransom A. Myers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA Vol. 100: pp. 9884-9888. - http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1333941100
Researchers used detailed scientific observer records from longline fisheries from the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean to document that oceanic predators, such as tuna, sharks, billfish, and sea turtles that are vulnerable to overfishing, concentrate in hotspots. Through modeling, the researchers predicted that protecting these hotspot areas from fishing would yield greater benefits for threatened species than closing any other area.
News Release from Institut fur Meereskunde an der Universitat Kiel on research published in the August Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A regarding the discovery that large oceanic predators concentrate in unique diversity hotspots much like those that exist on land and suggest these hotspots are ideal candidates for marine reserves.
July 2003 - The first version of the OBIS Schema for geo-referenced taxonomic data is now available at the OBIS website. - www.iobis.org/technical.shtml
June 2003 - On June 12-13, scientists from the CoML MAR-ECO field project conducted dives over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge on the MIR I&II submersibles. Read about the dives at the MAR-ECO website. - mareco.imr.no/ship/?cruise_id=7&
June 24, 2003, BBC News Online
"Weird ocean life surprises". Report by Dr. David Whitehouse, Online Science Editor.
New species of underwater life, including a giant sea spider and armoured shrimps, have been discovered by an expedition trawling in deep water northwest of New Zealand.
May 15, 2003, Nature
"Net losses: Industrialized fishing hits fish stocks" - www.nature.com/nature/links/030515/030515-1.html .
May 15, 2003, Nature
"Rapid worldwide depletion of predatory fish communities" by Ransom A. Myers and Boris Worm
For more information: http://fmap.dal.ca/newsevents.php
May 14, 2003 - "Key Ocean Fish Species Ravaged, Study Finds" - Washington Post. - www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57139-2003May14.html
May 13, 2003 - "Exploring the deep blue sea: The best oceanographers may turn out to be the animals who live there" Correspondent Larry O'Hanlon reports on the Census of Marine Life's project Tagging of Pacific Pelagic's unprecedented effort to equip 4,000 animals from 20 different species of whales, turtles, seals, birds, sharks, squid, and tuna to learn more about the ocean areas in which they travel.- Boston Globe. - www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/133/science/Exploring_the_deep_blue_sea+.shtml
April 25, 2003 - "Ocean Diversity" - Arctic Science Journeys Radio. - www.uaf.edu/seagrant/NewsMedia/03ASJ/ra/OceanDiversity.ram
April 2003 - "Squid Sensitivity" - Discover Magazine
February 17, 2003 - Article on MAR-ECO - VG NETT (in Norwegian) - www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=13829%29.
February 2003 - "Census Time for the World's Oceans" - Rodale's Scuba Diving - www.scubadiving.com/feature/news/marinecensus.shtml
January 2003 - "Sea Searchers: Scientists launch a $1 billion effort to track marine life worldwide" - Smithsonian Magazine - www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues03/jan03/sea_searchers.html
February 2003 - MAR-ECO received tremendous publicity this month. After being featured in Norway's largest newspaper, project leader Odd Aksel Bergstad was interviewed on a popular Norwegian talk show.
December 22, 2002 - "The Cod Squad" - article on HMAP project in the Gulf of Maine (Portland Press Herald)
October 7, 2002 - "60 per cent of ICES species are overfished" - Fish Information & Services - fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=10-2002&day=7&id=4018&l=e&country=&special=&ndb=1
August 22, 2002 - "Is That a Salmon I Hear?" - ScienceNow - bric.postech.ac.kr/science/97now/02_8now/020822a.html
August 22, 2002 - "Census of Marine Migration Launched to Gauge Fish Stocks" - Nature (those with a subscription can read it online) - www.nature.com/
June 2002 - Census of Marine Life article in ICES Newsletter (pp.16-17) - www.ices.dk/products/newsletters/ices39.pdf
June 10, 2002 - "Researchers plunge into fish 'census'" - The Miami Herald - www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/3435677.htm
June 6, 2002 - "World ocean map goes online" - CNN.com - www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/06/05/oceans.atlas/index.html
June 5, 2002 - "UN Oceans Atlas Provides First Comprehensive Real-Time Tool to Observe State of World's Oceans" - U.S. Newswire Press Release - story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020605/180/1nb31.html&printer=1
March 23, 2002 - "Scientists Seek Pacific Coast Salmon Sensors" - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - search.newschoice.com/ArchiveDisplay.asp?story=d:%5Cindex%5Cnewsarchives%5Cfbk%5Cfbkmnr%5Csta%
March 2002 - MAR-ECO featured on March cover of Fishing News International. Subscribers can view this article online at AgraNet - www.fni.co.uk/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=agra/puboptions&PageName=LatestIssue&pubId=ag009
February 18, 2002 - "High-Tech Tags Give Scientists Tools to Track Sea Animal Movement" - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - starbulletin.com/2002/02/18/news/story8.html
February 15, 2002 - "Evolution and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Vent and Seep Invertebrates" - an article in Science 295: 1253-1257 (Those with online subscriptions can view this article at http://www.sciencemag.org/)
January 3, 2002 - "Study: Great White Sharks Are World Travelers" - Reuters - www.tunaresearch.org/Reuters_shark.html
January 3, 2002 - "Great White a Regular Visitor" - Honolulu Advertiser - the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2002/Jan/03/ln/ln51a.html
October 2002 - ALL Species, the Sloan Foundation, and NSF are calling for all-biota inventories of major taxa. View RFP. - www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02186/nsf02186.htm
September 4, 2002 - CephBase team receives grant to create online educational portal. - coml.org/medres/href=
July 16, 2002 - CoML is in the water! Mar-Eco scientist, Mike Vecchione, set sail today to study the biodiversity of Bear Seamount. With funding from the NOAA Office of Exploration, this cruise will test scientific methods for future surveys at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
July 10, 2002 - CoML welcomes Dr. Wolfgang Waegele's DIVA project to survey benthos of the Angola Basin as a new Affiliated Project. This ongoing project is called Census of Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (CeDAMar). Visit the DIVA website for project information. - www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/spezzoo/diva/diva1.html
July 8, 2002 - CoML Scientific Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Fred Grassle, named to U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy's Scientific Advisory Panel. (press release) - www.comlsecretariat.org/iDuneDownload.dll?GetFile?AppId=103&FileID=240114&Anchor=&ext=.pdf
June 2002 CoML is the Biology Editor of the UN's newly launched Atlas of the Oceans. - www.oceanatlas.org/
December 27, 2001 - "High-Tech Tummy Implants Tracking Salmon Out to Sea" - http://www.salmoninfo.org/news/tummy.htm (article originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun)
December 21, 2001 - "A Mystery Squid Found Lurking at Ocean Bottom" - The New York Times - www.nytimes.com/2001/12/21/science/21SQUI.html
December 20, 2001 - "Scientists Find Strange Squid in Ocean Depths" - The Mercury News - www0.mercurycenter.com/front/docs1/070172.htm
December 20, 2001 - "Large Squid Baffles and Amuses Scientists" - ABCNews.com - abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20011220_453.html
November 7, 2001 - "Dypets hemmeligheter" Â– an article on the MAR-ECO project Â– Bergens Tidende (Norway) - www.bt.no/meninger/kronikk/article.jhtml?articleID=64587
October 31, 2001 - "Wealth of new species discovered from the abyssal plains of the Atlantic Ocean" - SpaceRef.com - www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=6446
August 17, 2001 - "Study Calls Into Question Global Quotas on Bluefin Tuna" - National_Geographic.com - news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0817_bluefin2.html
July 25, 2001 - "Seamounts: Window on Ocean Biodiversity" - NPACI & SDSC Online - www.npaci.edu/online/v5.15/seamounts.html
March 19, 2001 - "Oceanic Changes a Mystery," article on the PICES workshop in Hawaii, The Honolulu Advertiser - the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2001/Mar/19/ln/ln26jana.html
February 22, 2001 - "Ambitious bid launched for worldwide marine census" - Reuters article at Planet Ark - www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=9885
February 22, 2001 - "Scientists fish for the ones that got away" - The Age - www.theage.com.au/news/2001/02/22/FFXQEV0WFJC.html
February 22, 2001 - "Scientists to Record All Ocean Life" - Discovery Channel News - dsc.discovery.com/news/reu/20010220/ocean.html
January 20, 2001 - "Planifican el primer censo a nivel mundial de la vida marina" - Clarin (Argentina) - ar.clarin.com/diario/2001-01-20/s-05001.htm
March 2001 - The Report of the POGO / CoML Biological Observations of the Global Ocean Workshop (June 2001, Dartington, England) is now available. - www.comlsecretariat.org/iDuneDownload.dll?GetFile?AppId=103&FileID=23811...
February 2001 - Canadian Marine Biodiversity Workshop held 26-28 February. - www.comlsecretariat.org/Dev2Go.web?id=237216&rnd=839
December 2001 - The Census of Marine Life welcomes Dr. Ian Poiner to the Scientific Steering Committee. - www.comlsecretariat.org/Dev2Go.web?id=236878&rnd=25858
November 29, 2000 - "Scientists Aim to Tell Whole Story of Marine Life" - ABCNews.com - abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DyeHard/dyehard001129.html
November 16, 2000 - "Scientists plan to tag sea animals with sensors to get look at life in ocean" - San Francisco Chronicle - www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/11/16/MN110279.DTL
June 2, 2000 - "Grants Kick Off Ambitious Count of All Ocean Life" - an article in "Science" magazine 288:1575-1576 (Those with online subscriptions can view this article at the Science website) - www.sciencemag.org/