The Seafood Eater’s Latest Conundrum

The New York Times By The Editors (Photo: Scott Tuason/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) It’s been more than 20 years since conservationists pushed tuna fleets to stop using fishing methods that killed tens of thousands of dolphins a year. Since then, choices for seafood-eating consumers have become more complex and confusing. Seafood from distant waters … Continue reading The Seafood Eater’s Latest Conundrum

Reward offered in monk seal slayings

The Garden IslandBy Coco Zickos – The Garden Island LIHU‘E — The recent murders of two critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals has prompted many community members and organizations to respond in the ancient species’ defense. Surfrider Foundation Kaua‘i announced Thursday that it will be offering a monetary reward to anyone with information which could lead … Continue reading Reward offered in monk seal slayings

Surfrider Foundation Kaua’i issues reward in monk seal killings

The Surfrider Foundation’s Kaua’i chapter has issued a $4,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the recent killings of two Hawaiian monk seals on the island. A pregnant female seal was apparently shot to death last month. A male monk seal was also found dead on a … Continue reading Surfrider Foundation Kaua’i issues reward in monk seal killings

Dr. Elliott A. Norse receives Dr. Nancy Foster Award for Habitat Conservation

On World Oceans Day, Dr. Elliott A. Norse, President and Founder of Marine Conservation Biology Institute, was presented with the Dr. Nancy Foster Award for Habitat Conservation today by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Habitat Conservation. The Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award honors a commitment of excellence in service to habitat conservation. … Continue reading Dr. Elliott A. Norse receives Dr. Nancy Foster Award for Habitat Conservation

Mystery of the Missing Humpbacks Solved by Soviet Data

Scienceby: Virginia Morell In 1991, Victoria University postdoc C. Scott Baker set out to study humpback whales migrating through New Zealand’s Cook Strait. Although locals hadn’t spotted a humpback for 30 years, Baker knew that the whales, once hunted to the brink of extinction, were recovering elsewhere, even in Australia, and that the Cook Strait … Continue reading Mystery of the Missing Humpbacks Solved by Soviet Data

Report: Coral almost as genetically complex as humans

(CNN) –Advances in the study of coral in the last few years has led a group of scientists to conclude that corals almost rival humans in their genetic complexity and their relationship to algae is key to their survival. “We’ve known for some time the general functioning of corals and the problems they are facing … Continue reading Report: Coral almost as genetically complex as humans

Historic Oregon Marine Reserves Bill Clears Oregon House Unanimously

The Oregon House of Representatives approved HB-3013 A on Thursday, outlining a detailed plan and timeline to complete evaluation of six potential marine reserve sites recommended by the Governor’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council. In addition, the bill establishes two pilot marine reserve projects at Otter Rock near Depoe Bay and Redfish Rocks near Port Orford … Continue reading Historic Oregon Marine Reserves Bill Clears Oregon House Unanimously