- New scientific report shows extinctions likely as fisheries managers fail– World Fishing- Preliminary findings of a new scientific report published this week warn that the wide scale and systematic mismanagement of deep-sea fisheries on the high seas is likely to result in the depletion of numerous deep-sea species and the extinction of others and recommends that some of the fisheries should be closed.
- Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish– Telegraph.co.uk
- Brown Pelican No Longer Endangered: U.S.– Planet Ark
- Commentary: A sea change you could believe in– McClatchy- an editorial by Karen Sack, Pew Environment Group about Japanese whaling
Marine Protected Areas
- Declaration calls for more wilderness protected areas to combat global warming– Mongabay.com- Meeting this week in Merida, Mexico, the 9th World Wilderness Congress (WILD9) has released a declaration that calls for increasing wilderness protections in an effort to mitigate climate change.
- Panel backs no-fishing zones off Southern California coast– LA Times
- NOAA deploys new ‘smart buoy’ off Annapolis– EurekAlert
Marine Spatial Planning
- Md., Del., Va., in offshore wind power partnership– San Francisco Chronicle- Maryland, Delaware and Virginia are joining forces to promote the offshore wind power. The governors of the three states announced Tuesday that they have signed an agreement to work together on promoting federal policies, transmission strategies and other issues to advance offshore power in the Mid-Atlantic region.
- Sharp-toothed shark acts as midwife– New Zealand Herald– Visitors to Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World were stunned to see one shark give another shark an impromptu caesarean section.
- Sea lions killed, but Columbia salmon toll rises– Associated Press
- Dolphins may be cause of spike in porpoise deaths– Associated Press