News Clips for February 2, 2010

High Seas

  • High Seas Beyond National Jurisdiction Badly in Need of ProtectionUN News Centre. UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiros statement to the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction in New York, 1 February.

Marine Monument

  • Lead paint kills rare seabirds on Midway – BYM News.

    The buildings have been responsible for the deaths of as many as 130,000 Laysan Albatross chicks since jurisdiction of Midway was transferred from the Navy to the Department of the Interior (DOI) in 1996.

Federal Budget

Ocean Acidification

  • Jumbo squid

    However research published in 2008 warned that … ocean acidification caused by changing oxygen and CO2 concentration will “substantially depress metabolic rates (31%) and activity levels (45%)” making it more difficult for the species to hunt in shallow waters.

Ocean Zoning

  • Ocean DCPC Hearings Begin Feb.

    The Cape Cod Commission (CCC) unanimously approved the application for the first-ever Ocean Management District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC).

Coral Reefs

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