Eye Problems Consign Boisterous Seal to Captivity

November 12, 2009 Val Bloy Monk seal KP2 played with swimmers and surfers. He sometimes slept on the steps of Kaunakakai Wharf on the island of Molokai in Hawaii. By CHRIS HERRING A monk seal named KP2, known for his boisterous play with swimmers off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, will require eye surgery that … Continue reading Eye Problems Consign Boisterous Seal to Captivity

News clips for Friday, November 13th

Eye Problems Consign Boisterous Seal to Captivity– Wall Street Journal – Another article about KP2 and the latest status New framework for UK port development– Maritime Journal – Fareham,UK Pair trawling restrictions approved-Guernsey, U.K.-Channel Television- video interview with official from Guernsey Sea fisheries explaining the ban. EU Offers Plan To Protect Falling Swordfish Stocks– Planet … Continue reading News clips for Friday, November 13th

News clips for Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Climate Change Terrestrial ecosystems and oceans can absorb much more CO2 than expected– Gaea Times High Seas New scientific report shows extinctions likely as fisheries managers fail– World Fishing- Preliminary findings of a new scientific report published this week warn that the wide scale and systematic mismanagement of deep-sea fisheries on the high seas is … Continue reading News clips for Thursday, November 12th, 2009

News clips November 6-11, 2009

National Ocean Policy Economic Value of Alaska Waters Stressed by Begich during Oceans Subcommittee Hearing-Alaska Report.com Will ocean task force benefit Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio? Maybe– Plain Dealer- About Cleveland NOP hearing on October 29th. As oceans fall ill, Washington squabbles– St. Louis Post-Dispatch- Article about NOP interim report with quotes from congresswomen, Lubchenko, … Continue reading News clips November 6-11, 2009

Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash

By LINDSEY HOSHAWThe New York Times ABOARD THE ALGUITA, 1,000 miles northeast of Hawaii — In this remote patch of the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from any national boundary, the detritus of human life is collecting in a swirling current so large that it defies precise measurement. Light bulbs, bottle caps, toothbrushes, Popsicle sticks … Continue reading Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash

Studies show marine reserves can be an effective tool for managing fisheries

Tim StephensEurekAlert Studies conducted in California and elsewhere provide support for the use of marine reserves as a tool for managing fisheries and protecting marine habitats, according to biologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A recent study in the Gulf of California, for example, confirmed the validity of a key concept behind marine … Continue reading Studies show marine reserves can be an effective tool for managing fisheries

Last Act for the Bluefin

A New York Times Editorial The international commission that sets fishing limits for tuna and other large migratory fish is meeting in Brazil. The commission faces a depressing reality: the bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean is headed toward commercial extinction. From time to time, the commission has marginally reduced the allowable catch, … Continue reading Last Act for the Bluefin

Protected zones will help to save Britain’s marine wildlife

Lisa BachelorThe Guardian An exotic underwater world of seahorses, sharks and corals that surrounds the coast of Britain is to be given greater protection under new legislation coming into force this week. The long-awaited Marine Act will allow conservation groups to map sites of nature preservation for the first time. Future legislation to be enforced … Continue reading Protected zones will help to save Britain’s marine wildlife

Last chance to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction

John PlattScientific American This is a crucial time for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus). Despite conservation efforts, the vaquita population has dropped more than 50 percent in the past three years as hundreds of porpoises have died in commercial fishing nets. Now just 150 vaquitas remain in their sole habitat, a portion of … Continue reading Last chance to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction