Climate Change/Ocean Acidification Losing Nemo: Is there time to save the seas?– Times Online- The ocean is acidifying and coral reefs are dying. And it will only get worse until we rein in our emissions Obama science advisers grilled over hacked e-mails– AP Marine National Monuments Here, fishy fishy– Honolulu Weekly- editorial in response to … Continue reading News clips for Friday, December 4th, 2009
Barney Bishop: New oceans policy from Washington threatens Florida’s core industries– Bradenton Herald- Editorial that opposes creating a National Ocean Policy CSC support recreational anglers– ESPN – USA- Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) member Rep. Adam Putnam and CSC House co-chair Rep. Dan Boren sent a letter today to the Chair of the Interagency Ocean Policy … Continue reading News clips for Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Shark fins traced to endangered populations– msnbc.com Sustainable Ocean Summit planned for June 2010 in Belfast– Fishnewseu- A special seminar on “Marine Spatial Planning – What Ocean Industries Need to Know” will focus on this rapidly emerging approach to marine governance and the role of industry. A Closer Look at the Hudson Canyon Shows Why … Continue reading News clips for Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
The time when we could do anything we want anywhere we want in the oceans is overBy The Editors Scientific American For decades the seas off U.S. shores have been roiled by controversies over where to drill for oil, how to reel in overfishing, and whom to blame for toxic streams of continental runoff. A … Continue reading Zoning for Oceans: Balancing Our Competing Needs in the Seas
By Craig WelchSeattle Times environment reporter The mysterious bird-killing algae that coated Washington’s ocean beaches this fall with slimy foam was the biggest and longest-lasting harmful algal bloom to hit the Northwest coast. Now the phenomenon that killed at least 10,000 seabirds — more than any known event of its kind — has scientists consumed … Continue reading Trying to crack an ocean mystery: What caused killer algal blooms?
By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 29, 2009 Given the price a single bluefin tuna can fetch — one sold for a record $173,600 a few years ago at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market — it’s not surprising that the rich, buttery fish is a prized catch. Or that it has prompted a feeding frenzy … Continue reading Thinking globally to save riches of the sea
By Jody Bourton Earth News reporterBBC News Why do hammerhead sharks have such a famously strange-shaped head? One hypothesis is that having eyes on either side of such a wide ‘hammer’ allows the sharks to see better. But even this idea divides scientific opinion, as researchers argue over whether the hammerhead design makes it more … Continue reading Hammerhead shark mystery solved
Endangered Species Save ‘special’ carnivores plea– BBC News – UK- Giant otters, monk seals, walruses, spectacled bears, giant and red pandas and the odd-looking fossa are among the carnivores most in need of conserving. The 70-ft Blue Whale That Washed Up on the Californian Coast– Environmental Graffiti – London,England,UK- photos and story about the blue … Continue reading News clips, Tuesday December 1st, 2009