Debris, climate change threaten new Hawaiian marine monument

By ALLISON WINTER A remote location and special federal protection can’t shield a new Hawaiian national monument from debris, invasive species and climate change, according to a new report. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s peer-reviewed report is aimed at providing a baseline for monitoring the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and identifying management priorities. The … Continue reading Debris, climate change threaten new Hawaiian marine monument

Fish that triggers LSD-like hallucinations is caught off Cornwall

By Daily Mail Reporter A fish that can trigger LSD-like hallucinations when eaten has been discovered in UK waters. The sarpa salpa species of bream is normally found in the Mediterranean and around South Africa. But fisherman Andy Giles has told how he hauled a sarpa salpa, instantly recognisable by its gold stripes, near Polperro, … Continue reading Fish that triggers LSD-like hallucinations is caught off Cornwall

Enviros sue EPA over ocean acidification

The Seattle TimesBy PHUONG LEAssociated Press Writer An environmental group is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to have Washington coastal waters listed as impaired because carbon dioxide is making the ocean more acidic. The Center for Biological Diversity said the EPA has failed to consider how ocean acidification is adversely affecting water quality … Continue reading Enviros sue EPA over ocean acidification

Commission Hears Final Testimony on North Coast Ocean Protection Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today in Sacramento, the Fish and Game Commission is holding a public comment hearing on plans for a network of underwater parks, or marine protected areas (MPAs), along California’s north central coast (between Half Moon Bay and Point Arena). After today’s meeting, the Fish and Game Commission is expected … Continue reading Commission Hears Final Testimony on North Coast Ocean Protection Plan

Slide Show: Glimpses of Undersea Life at Nation’s New Marine Monuments

Scientific AmericanBy David Biello With a stroke of his pen, former President George W. Bush created three new marine monuments some 2.5 times larger than the entire U.S. national park system. The ocean reserves in the remote Pacific are bigger than Texas—335,000 square miles (540,000 square kilometers) of ocean in all concentrated around U.S.-controlled islands—and … Continue reading Slide Show: Glimpses of Undersea Life at Nation’s New Marine Monuments