The Big Thaw
UBC researchers explain how climate change is exposing Arctic whales and other marine mammals to deadly pathogens.
Feb 18, 2014
The bear truth about hibernation
Bill Milsom explains the urge to sleep through the winter as hibernation season sets in for bears and other animals.
Oct 8, 2013
Sharks worth more in the ocean than on the menu
New study shows that shark ecotourism currently generates more than US$314 million annually worldwide and is expected to more than double in the next 20 years.
May 30, 2013
‘Fish thermometer’ reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades…
May 15, 2013
“Fish thermometer” reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.
May 15, 2013
Expedition team releases photographs of threatened double-barrier reef
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
Apr 15, 2013
Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research
Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 3, 2013
UBC fisheries scientists recognized in Smithsonian Magazine's Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2012
UBC fisheries scientists were involved in two of the ten best ocean stories of 2012 by Smithsonian magazine’s Surprising Science blog.
Dec 20, 2012
Fish getting smaller as the oceans warm: UBC research
Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Sep 30, 2012
Global ocean health gets passing grade: UBC researchers
The health of the world’s oceans received a score of 60 out of 100 from a team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Aug 15, 2012
How to make global fisheries worth five times more: UBC research
Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published today in the online journal PLoS ONE.
Jul 13, 2012
The EU underpays Madagascar for access to fish: UBC research
Unfair and exploitative political agreements allow Europeans to eat fish from the plates of developing countries, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Jul 3, 2012
Global Fisheries Research Finds Promise and Peril: UBC research
Global fisheries, a vital source of food and revenue throughout the world, contribute between US$225-$240 billion per year to the worldwide economy, according to four new studies released today. Researchers also concluded that healthier fisheries could have prevented malnourishment in nearly 20 million people in poorer countries.
Sep 14, 2010