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The Next Ocean: Humanity’s extra CO2 could brew a new kind of sea

Science NewsWeek of 15-March, 2008Vol 173 (11), p. 170 Susan Milius Terrie Klinger is starting to wonder about the future of kelp sex. It’s a delicate business in the best of times, and the 21st century is putting marine life to the acid test. Klinger, of the University of Washington in Seattle, studies the winged … Continue reading The Next Ocean: Humanity’s extra CO2 could brew a new kind of sea

Coral Reefs and What Ruins Them

By CORNELIA DEAN Published: February 26, 2008The New York Times Researchers who studied a string of Pacific Ocean atolls are painting the first detailed picture of pristine coral reefs and how they can be disrupted by people — particularly, they said, by fishing. The researchers, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and elsewhere in the … Continue reading Coral Reefs and What Ruins Them

The Associated Press: World’s Largest Marine Reserve Declared

Move over Papahanaumokuakea …. The Associated Press: World’s Largest Marine Reserve Declared: “World’s Largest Marine Reserve DeclaredBy RAY LILLEY – Feb 13, 2008WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tiny Pacific islands nation of Kiribati declared the world’s largest marine protected area Thursday — a California-sized ocean wilderness that includes pristine reefs and eight coral atolls … Continue reading The Associated Press: World’s Largest Marine Reserve Declared

A Global Map of Human Impacts to Marine Ecosystems

Scientists create the first global map of the damage humans have done to our oceans. Check out their map and their website here. Excerpt:What happens in the vast stretches of the world’s oceans – both wondrous and worrisome – has too often been out of sight, out of mind. The sea represents the last major … Continue reading A Global Map of Human Impacts to Marine Ecosystems