Taiwan, Japan discuss maritime cooperation in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taiwan-Japan maritime affairs cooperation meeting got underway in Taipei on Monday afternoon (Dec. 2). Taiwan and Japan have in recent years come up with sev...

Pacific bird refuge struggles as ocean garbage patch grows

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land wi...

Iconic Pacific bird sanctuary ravaged by plastic and death

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land wi...

Taiwan designates June 8 as National Oceans Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan designated June 8 as National Oceans Day after the legislature passed the Oceans Act on Friday (Nov. 1), setting the foundation for formulation of a white paper on ...

WildAid: Eddie Peng Journeys to Save Sea Turtles

Around the world, sea turtles are revered for their beauty and celebrated as one of Earth's oldest creatures. But, as a new film from global conservation organization WildAid illustrates, it's...

Over 800 kg of ghost nets removed from Penghu coral reefs

A volunteer cleanup effort to help protect the coral reefs around the offshore Penghu County yielded more than 800 kilograms of abandoned fishing nets on Thursday, the Marine National Park Headquarter...

Singaporean scientist among California boat fire victims

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victim...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their...

Taipei celebrates animal protection and biodiversity in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As May marks World Bee Day, World Turtle Day, and Endangered Species Day, Taipei City Animal Protection Office (APO) will host a variety of events to raise public awarenes...

Turkey denies Aegean dolphin deaths linked to navy drill

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military has sought to defend itself against accusations from a Greek marine conservation group that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of...

More dolphins die in Aegean Sea; group suspects navy drills

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek marine conservation group says a "very unusual" increase in Aegean Sea dolphin deaths in recent weeks may be linked to Turkish naval exercises in the area. ...

Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could ...

Update: Deadly Portuguese Man o’ War spotted on Hualien, Taiwan beach

Update: 01/03 11:30 p.m. Hualien County Bureau of Agriculture Director-General of the bureau Lo Wen-lung (羅文龍) said that upon inspection of the photos in this case, the specimens are likely the sma...

Japan's bid to restart commercial whale hunting rejected at IWC

Japan says it will consider its membership of the International Whaling Commission after the 89-member body rejected the country's attempt to return to commercial whale hunting. The Japanese prop...

Group: Rare great white shark in Mediterranean near Spain

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish marine conservation group says it seen a great white shark in Spanish waters in the Mediterranean Sea, a rare sighting. The Alnitak-Conservation in Action gro...