… a Hong Kong sushi restaurant owner paid a record $55,700 for a bluefin tuna at a Tokyo market, a rate of $92 per pound …

… a judge ordered the U.S. Navy to cease use of sonar within 12 nautical miles of the California coastline and whenever a marine mammal was sighted within 2,200 yards …

… fish from a Canadian salmon farm tested positive for malachite green, a carcinogenic substance. “We have no explanation as to what has happened,” said the company manager …

… a study of Caribbean coral reefs found a correlation between high human population and coral loss. “It’s like a cascade,” said one of the researchers …

… scientists hypothesized that warming oceans would cause Australian coral reefs to migrate southward

… manatee deaths in Florida dropped by 24 percent in 2007. The deadliest year on record was 2006, with 417 deaths. “It’s not definitive that this is a trend,” said a government spokesperson …

… for the first time, scientists surveyed marine mammals found in Pakistani waters. They discovered 12 species of dolphins, porpoises, and whales …

… in Denver, a Chinese man pleaded guilty to smuggling sea turtles

… and a rare albino penguin was sighted in Antarctica. New Zealand cricket fans petitioned to sponsor its attempts to mate.