Four United Nations organizations presented a project to preserve oceans and coastal areas threatened with environmental degradation. The document, released during the XXXVI UNESCO General Conference, warns of the danger faced by large aquifers, which play the role of climate regulators and are food sources and support for the economy of millions of people.
China has sent its ocean-going fishing vessels Kai li and An Xin Hai to the Antarctic for the 2010 krill fishing season. During a 23 day exploratory fishing they caught 2.000 tons of krill, with a daily output of 100 tons, three times than originally expected.
A giant deep-sea crab has been caught in a fisherman's nets off the Isles of Scilly. The one meter box crab, which has been named Spud, has a missing claw and is being cared for at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium. The species can grow up to 2m and is normally found at depths of 2.3km.