About Oceans inc

Oceans inc is a multi-media platform dedicated to transmitting news about the ocean. It is concerned solely with what affects the ocean and the measures necessary to preserve it for humankind.

It began broadcasting on World Oceans Day 2012 and now covers key ocean events around the world, issuing TV and written news as well as live coverage via social media. We continue to broadcast from major ocean events throughout the year, but in the meantime do follow us on Twitter via @oceans_inc

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MEMO: Action Plan for the Atlantic Ocean area

The Atlantic Action Plan aims to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean area. It shows how the EU's Atlantic Member States, their regions and the Commission can help create sustainable growth in coastal regions and drive forward the "blue economy while preserving the environmental and ecological stability of the Atlantic Ocean.

Seabird bones reveal changes in open-ocean food chain

Remains of endangered Hawaiian petrels -- both ancient and modern -- show how drastically today's open seas fish menu has changed. A research team, led by Michigan State University and Smithsonian Institution scientists, analyzed the bones of Hawaiian petrels -- birds that spend the majority of their lives foraging the open waters of the Pacific. They found that the substantial change in petrels' eating habits, eating prey that are lower rather than higher in the food chain, coincides with the growth of industrialized fishing.

Western Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami Hazard Potential Greater Than Previously Thought

Earthquakes similar in magnitude to the 2004 Sumatra earthquake could occur in an area beneath the Arabian Sea at the Makran subduction zone, according to recent research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Richard Benyon vows to drive through 'ambitious' EU fishing reforms

Richard Benyon, the UK's fisheries minister, has vowed to drive "ambitious and radical reform" of the EU's common fisheries policy at a key meeting in Brussels this week.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ocean ridges not home to ‘more’ marine life

Undersea mountain ranges have long been thought to contain more marine life than flatter parts of the deep ocean, but now an international team of scientists has evidence that this is not the case. The findings have implications for how these areas should be managed and fished.