Marine Debris: Drowning in Trash

Killer Garbage in Our Oceans Earlier in July, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research vessel, the Oscar Elton Sette, pulled over 50 metric tons of marine trash from the waters of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, otherwise known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. NOAA’s marine debris operations manager Kyle Koyanagi lamented afterwards, “The … Continue reading Marine Debris: Drowning in Trash

Debate on corals is broad, but too shallow

Corals have a future – we need to go deeper to see it  In his July 13, 2012 New York Times OpEd “A World Without Coral Reefs”, Roger Bradbury asserts that the world’s coral reefs are unsalvageable, the delicate ecosystems irreversibly devastated by overfishing, pollution, and ocean acidification. Following its publication, numerous blogs, opinion pieces, … Continue reading Debate on corals is broad, but too shallow