News clips for Friday, December 4th, 2009

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

News clips for Thursday, December 3rd, 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

News clips for Wednesday, December 2nd, 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

Zoning for Oceans: Balancing Our Competing Needs in the Seas

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

Trying to crack an ocean mystery: What caused killer algal blooms?

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?

News clips, Tuesday December 1st, 2009

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

News clips November 26-30, 2009

Fisheries My View: Good news on global tuna, swordfishing fronts- Gloucester Daily Times- editorial by Jim Balsiger, acting assistant administrator for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Global deal signed to outlaw illegal fishing- fishupdate.com Fish fight crucial to survival of islanders- Sydney Morning Herald- Fishing for tuna in Kiribati ‘Ghost-fishing’ study to pull up lobster … Continue reading News clips November 26-30, 2009

News clips for Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Southern Ocean protected area to shield marine region more diverse than Galapagos- sciencecentric.com Rising sea levels: A tale of two cities- BBC World Service- Comparison of Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Maputo, Mozambique Sea level rise could cost port cities $28 trillion- CNN Wildlife concern over oil tankers- BBC News- UK New Endangered Species Listings Wait … Continue reading News clips for Wednesday, November 25, 2009