This Baby Seal Is a People Person, And That Makes Him Dangerous

Hawaii’s KP2 Made His Name Loving Humans, But His Ardor Is Getting Growing Pup Deported The Wall Street JournalBy CHRIS HERRING KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii — For months now, a baby monk seal named KP2 has been the biggest celebrity on the island of Molokai. Since the animal arrived at Kaunakakai Wharf in February, several children from … Continue reading This Baby Seal Is a People Person, And That Makes Him Dangerous

News Clips for Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Big Spill’s Bad Timing Puts Oil Drilling at Risk: Kevin Hassett– Good Op/Ed about offshore drilling, National Ocean Policy, and Marine Spatial Planning [see also: Whales, salmon more valuable than oil– Op/Ed in Anchorage Daily News] Germany approves 1,800 wind turbines in offshore seas A glimpse at remote atolls: New England Aquarium scientists dive deep. … Continue reading News Clips for Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

How global warming sealed the fate of the world’s coral reefs

The GuardianBy: David Adam Animal, vegetable and mineral, a pristine tropical coral reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. Bathed in clear, warm water and thick with a psychedelic display of fish, sharks, crustaceans and other sea life, the colourful coral ramparts that rise from the sand are known as the rainforests … Continue reading How global warming sealed the fate of the world’s coral reefs