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Bush’s new ocean protection plan needs more teethSeattle Post Intelligencer – 12 hours agoBy JOSHUA REICHERT AND TERRY GARCIA Two years ago, President Bush set a new standard for global ocean protection when he created the world’s largest no-take … House resolution opposes marine monument planSaipan Tribune, Micronesia – 22 hours agoPresident Bush recently directed federal agencies to … Continue reading Daily News Clips

Daily News Update

Ocean preserve: Bush plan recognized a need to protectHouston Chronicle – United States… million acres to create a national maritime monument, now known as the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. …See all stories on this topic Expand county’s no-fishing zones?San Diego Union Tribune – United States It has a year to … Continue reading Daily News Update

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, “America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration”

NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer, “America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration,” is on a course to be the only U.S. ship assigned to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge. Telepresence , using real-time broadband satellite communications, will connect the ship and its discoveries, live with audiences ashore. … Continue reading NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, “America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration”

Debris soils Bush vow to protect Hawaii islands

updated 11:21 a.m. PT, Fri., Aug. 8, 2008 WASHINGTON – Two years ago with fanfare, President Bush declared a remote chain of Hawaiian islands the biggest, most environmentally protected area of ocean in the world. It hasn’t worked out that way. Cleanup efforts have slowed, garbage is still piling up and Bush has cut his … Continue reading Debris soils Bush vow to protect Hawaii islands

Stinging Tentacles Offer Hint of Oceans’ Decline

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL Published: August 3, 2008NYTimes.com BARCELONA, Spain — Blue patrol boats crisscross the swimming areas of beaches here with their huge nets skimming the water’s surface. The yellow flags that urge caution and the red flags that prohibit swimming because of risky currents are sometimes topped now with blue ones warning of a … Continue reading Stinging Tentacles Offer Hint of Oceans’ Decline

A Unique National Marine Park in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The Mediterranean Monk Seal also known as Monachus Monachus, is Europe’s most endangered marine mammal, and is among the six most endangered mammals in the world. Greece has allocated a vast area for the preservation of the Monachus Monachus and its habitat in the Aegean Sea. The Greek National Sea Park of … Continue reading A Unique National Marine Park in Greece