The deep water coral Madrepora oculata, from the Straits of Florida (image courtesy Reed 2006) Dec. 7th was a cold dark day for deep cold-water corals, as the UNGA formally adopted its resolution negotiated last month in New York through the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS). … Continue reading Deep sea corals – One step back, two steps forward?
A widely publicized article recently came out in Science that predicts the collapse of seafood by the year 2048. I hope people see this not as a sign to give up on ocean conservation but rather as a call to step up efforts and to protect biodiversity. Unlike most of the media, the authors went … Continue reading No more seafood?