On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

An Ethics Code for Ocean Carbon Experiments

By Eli KintischScienceNOW Daily News10 October 2007 Scientists and entrepreneurs alike are abuzz over iron fertilization, a controversial technique that uses iron-seeded plankton to sequester atmospheric carbon for centuries deep underwater. Now, a San Francisco-based climate startup called Climos has proposed a code of conduct to address contentious aspects of how experiments are conducted. Read
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Ottawa pledges to help ‘Mr. Stinky,’ other sea life

Canada commits $$ towards marine conservation, including identifying and implementing new marine protected areas. The current priorities include sites in the Arctic and glass sponge reefs. In light of the rapidly changing conditions in the Arctic, hopefully the Canadians will take the lead in protecting this vulnerable ecosystem. In terms of glass sponges, the US
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Coral Health Depends on Ridge to Reef Ecosystem Management

Although the connection between land practices and the health of coral reefs is well established, this article provides further evidence as to why a broad approach to ecosystem management is particularly important for the conservation and management of coral reef ecosystems….. From the Environment News Service HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 4, 2007 (ENS) – Coral reefs
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