On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

Rapid Bleaching Assessment Protocol announced for Caribbean tropical corals

The Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment Program (AGRRA) has announced a new rapid assessment protocol for assessing bleaching impacts on Caribbean tropical corals (dubbed BLAGARRA). The ability to quickly assess large areas is essential in monitoring the effects of mass bleaching events (immediate and delayed coral mortality, recovery, etc.). This protocol is well suited
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The day Boris Worm’s study got media spotlight, so many friends contacted me and asked, “What do you think of the projected fisheries collapse in 2048? Is it true?” I always wanted to say that it’s not the year that matters. 2048? 2047? 2049? It doesn’t matter. The moral of the story is that biodiversity
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Dissecting the deep sea coral language in H.R. 5946 – the meat and bones (mesoglea and septa)

Deep sea corals are happy today The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 (as amended to H.R. 5946) was passed by Congress on December 9 at 1:25 A.M. Two provisions of this legislation specifically address deep sea corals (sections 105 and 408): Section 105 authorizes (via discretionary authority) the Regional Fishery Management
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