‘Coral Triangle’ 10 Times as Biodiverse as Great Barrier Reef

The Hot Spring, July 17, 2010By Joseph Robertson The great Coral Triangle, a region of coral-dense seas demarcated by Malaysia, Indonesia, Timor L’Este, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines, is said to be 10 times as biodiverse as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 76% of all known species of coral are found in … Continue reading ‘Coral Triangle’ 10 Times as Biodiverse as Great Barrier Reef

Deep-ocean cameras capture ‘living fossils’

MSNBC, July 15, 2010 Remote-controlled cameras sent down to depths of more than 4,500 feet in the Coral Sea have brought back unprecedented views of six-gilled sharks, giant oil fish, swarms of crustaceans and nautiluses that have been compared to “living fossils.” The images were captured at Osprey Reef, off the coast of northeast Australia, … Continue reading Deep-ocean cameras capture ‘living fossils’

Scientists find ‘alien’ coral species off Fourchon’s coast

The Daily Comet, July 14, 2010By Robert Zullo Two Cocodrie-based scientists have found a hardy and voracious species of invasive coral clinging to an oil-and-gas platform off the coast of Port Fourchon, though it remains unclear whether the “alien” coral poses a threat to native varieties in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Paul Sammarco … Continue reading Scientists find ‘alien’ coral species off Fourchon’s coast

Green firms uniting to flex political muscle

The Boston Globe, July 11, 2010By Mark Arsenault Stonyfield Farm is slapping its familiar cow logo on more than just containers of yogurt these days. The New Hampshire-based organic food maker is one of more than 50 local companies to lend its corporate name to a political lobbying campaign aimed at persuading Congress to support … Continue reading Green firms uniting to flex political muscle

Scientists Unveil "Honolulu Declaration" To Address Ocean Acidification

Life Style, July 5, 2010By Misty Herrin The increase in global carbon dioxide emissions is not just damaging the Earth’s climate, but also threatening the very fabric of our oceans. Today, The Nature Conservancy, along with the support of a dozen of the world’s top marine scientists, presented key findings and recommendations to tackle ocean … Continue reading Scientists Unveil "Honolulu Declaration" To Address Ocean Acidification