News

Marine conservation must consider human rights: An appeal for a code of conduct

May 4, 2017
The impacts of marine protected areas can undermine people’s rights or stop them from their livelihoods

New coral bleaching database to help predict fate of global reefs

May 1, 2017
A UBC-led research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events.

Apex marine predators affected by human-made pollutants and climate change

April 27, 2017
Human contaminants, exacerbated by climate change, are impacting polar bears, killer whales.

Antarctica’s biodiversity not doing as well as hoped

April 25, 2017
Experts, including IOF's Deng Palomares, debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Florida’s backyard

April 20, 2017
An awareness program focused on the preservation of this species in South Florida is underway.

Dr. Amanda Vincent named to IUCN Species Survival Commission Steering Committee

April 6, 2017
She will serve as the Committee's global marine expert, and will also Chair its Marine Conservation Subcommittee.

“An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch” screening

April 3, 2017
The award-winning ocean conservation film will screen at UBC on April 28, 2017. RSVP REQUIRED.

Dr. William Cheung named Wall Scholar


The Wall Scholars Research Award will allow Dr. Cheung to spend one year in residence at the Institute in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

Drs. Trites and Rosen go to Ottawa

April 1, 2017
They addressed Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending captivity of whales and dolphins), in front of the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

“Whale breath” reveals bacteria threatening endangered killer whales

March 31, 2017
Bacteria including salmonella and fungi such as penicillium were found in the whales.