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Self-recognition in corals facilitates deep-sea habitat engineering

27 October 2014 Source: Nature.com The ability of coral reefs to engineer complex three-dimensional habitats is central to their success and the rich biodiversity they support. In tropical reefs, encrusting coralline algae bind together substrates and dead coral framework to make continuous reef structures, but beyond the photic zone, the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa also forms large […]

New deep-sea protection measures agreed for the Northwest Atlantic

26 September 2014 Vigo, Spain (September 26th, 2014) – The 36th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) closed today in Vigo, Spain. The 12 members of NAFO were presented with comprehensive scientific advice regarding the protection of deep sea ecosystems as well as the conservation of fish stocks in the NAFO Convention Area. NAFO agreed […]

España elevará su pesca de fletán negro en NAFO

26 September, 2014 España tendrá una cuota de 4.280,5 toneladas para pescar fletán negro en aguas gestionadas por la Organización de las Pesquerías del Atlántico Noroeste (NAFO) en 2015, lo que supone una subida anual del 1 %, por primera vez después de varios años de recortes. Los países de la NAFO han concluido hoy en Vigo […]

Bloom and LUSH Campaign for a Historic EU Ban On Deep-sea Bottom Trawling

8 September 2014 The fundamental problem: deep-sea bottom trawls destroy vulnerable marine ecosystems and this happens in our European waters! Let’s mobilize the public opinion and raise awareness among our European governments to support the ban of deep-sea bottom trawling. You can find out more about the campaign here and on twitter by following #handsoffmybottom and @Bloom_FR Sign […]

No es solo pintura corporal del mar: es solidaridad con los océanos (FOTOS)

La pintura corporal, también llamada bodypainting, puede ser todo un arte: los cuerpos se utilizan como lienzo para mostrar dibujos e impresionantes creaciones. Pero también puede ser una oportunidad para reclamar atención y pedir por causas más justas. Así lo han pensado tanto la ONG francesa Bloom, que trabaja en la protección de los océanos mediante campañas […]

Deep sea body painting – in pictures

11 September, 2014 Guardian Lush staff across Europe have been wearing body paint to tell the story of deep-sea destruction. It is part of a project by the Bloom Association to symbolise the amazing diversity of deep-sea life by creating deep-sea body painting. Sign the Petition here. Link to Article

UK’s deep sea mountain life filmed

4 August, 2014 Scientists have sent a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the UK’s three undersea mountains, known as seamounts. The Hebrides Terrace Seamount, off the west coast of Scotland, is higher than Ben Nevis, but its peak is 1,000m beneath the surface. Prof J Murray Roberts, from Heriot-Watt University, and his colleagues […]