Where the Red Coral Grows

Deep-sea coral emerges from the darkness New technology lets B.C. research team study exotic creatures, in hopes of affecting policy protecting them WENDY STUECK JUAN PEREZ SOUND — From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009 05:21AM EDT About 60 metres below the surface of Juan Perez Sound in British Columbia’s
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Ocean Rescue

A New York Times Editorial Most of the world’s important commercial fish species have been declining for years. Nearly one-fourth are unable, essentially, to reproduce. The biggest cause of the deterioration in ocean health — bigger than climate change or pollution — is overfishing. American fisheries are in better shape than most but not by
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President Barack Obama: Creating a Sea Change

On June 12, President Obama took the first step toward fundamentally changing US ocean conservation. The President’s proclamation on ocean policy and marine spatial planning will transform how America governs our oceans. He gave federal agencies 180 days to create the ecosystem-based framework for managing our ocean’s places, a major departure from the current system,
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EPA, do something about Ocean Acidification!

MCBI and 31 other organizations wrote a letter to the EPA asking them to address ocean acidification through their powers under the Clean Water Act: On behalf of the American Fisheries Society, Blue Ocean Institute, California Coastkeeper Alliance, Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters, Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Water Network, CORALations, Coral Reef Alliance, Environmental
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