World Oceans Day

Ocean Science Fact: Mangrove and other blue carbon ecosystems can sequester 10 times more carbon than boreal, temperate or tropical forest

Although mangroves account for less than 2% of marine environments, they carry out 10 to 15% of global carbon burial. Mangroves are carbon-absorbing machines that absorb carbon dioxide when growing and sink carbon to the seafloor when dead.   The Power…

Ocean Science Fact: Coral Reefs = Protection

Coral Reefs = Protection Study shows that coral reefs provide substantial protection against natural hazards by reducing wave energy by an average of 97%. There are 100 million or more people who may receive risk reduction benefits from reefs or bear…

Fiches d’identification des holothuries en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Endangered economic treasures of the Pacific, sea cucumbers are the center of attention in New Caledonia

Photo © Matthieu Juncker (content available in French only)

Seagrass, culture, women and hard decisions: A case study from Kiribati

Tekaman village management boundary map

Ocean Science Fact: More than 4,000 species of fish can be found throughout reef ecosystems

Across the world, coral reefs support more species than any other marine environment. In fact, more than 4,000 species of fish can be found throughout reef ecosystems.   

SPC's 2021 at a glance: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems


Stat of the week: The average price per kilo for Yellowfin Tuna in 2020

In 2020, the average price per kilo for Yellowfin Tuna (whole, from Pacific Ocean) is USD2.30/kg.   Did you know, fish is one of the main sources of protein in the Pacific, but also one of the main sources of revenue.
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