Here are some of the news articles that we think are interesting, intriguing, and important! Take a look at them, and tell us what you think. We want to hear from YOU! $3M center planned for Hawaiian monk seals AP (via Mercury News): A California center is planning to build a $3 million rehabilitation center … Continue reading This Week’s News Highlights!
Tomorrow, an exhibit will open at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii. This exhibit will display fish and corals from the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument – the largest protected area in the United States, and a site rarely seen by anyone! Papahānaumokuākea is a Hawaiian name for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a series of remote … Continue reading A Glimpse into One of Our Nation’s Best Treasures!
A healthy environment is essential to a healthy economy. Anyone who thinks otherwise isn’t seeing the big picture, or has a very shortsighted view of the future. With all that’s going on in DC today, I’m more than a little worried that our environment will take a backseat to short term economic interests. What worries … Continue reading Our Economy & Our Environment
News Clips We Care About! Some interesting, fun, and crazy stuff happened this week in the marine world!Take a look, and tell us what you think about it all: Ambitions as Deep as Their Pockets New York Times: A new generation of daredevils is seeking to plunge through nearly seven miles of seawater to the … Continue reading News Clips We Care About!
Eat, sleep, and hang out on the beach. Sounds like a pretty great life, right? While many seals choose to live in frigid temperatures at the far northern and southern latitudes of our planet, one species has decided to forego on all that snow and ice for a much warmer climate. Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus … Continue reading Saving a Hawaiian Treasure
As October approaches, Obama’s Task Force on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration faces a deadline to develop a strategic plan to renew the gulf coast ecosystem. While BP will be fined heavily for the oil spill, which dumped around 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico in late April of last year, … Continue reading Plans for Gulf Restoration Submitted!
Though I am a fairly new Postdoctoral Fellow with Marine Conservation Institute, I am an old hat around here. I worked for Marine Conservation Institute for many years before doing my PhD at University of California Santa Cruz. During my time away, I had the opportunity to do some incredible things and go to some … Continue reading Protecting Sea Turtles with Marine Protected Areas in Central Africa
Part of our goal at the Marine Conservation Institute is to identify key marine areas to protect. Marine scientists often address the question, which ocean area will give you the greatest bang for your buck by protecting? In other words, where do we put a Marine Protected Area to save the greatest amount of marine … Continue reading 20 Sites for Marine Mammal Conservation
Maybe this is a Pacific Northwest thing, but one of my favorite parts of summer is a perfectly grilled salmon. This weekend, I attended a demonstration on how to make perfectly grilled salmon, hosted by my local winery, Airfield and Russell Dean Lowell of Russell’s. Russell was a hoot, and confirmed what I always really … Continue reading Grilled Salmon
Just the name may make you quiver, but what hagfish (family: myxinidae) may lack in glamour is compensated for by their performance in nutrient recycling in an ocean ecosystem. Known for their ability to excrete exorbitant amounts of slime–not to mention their three extra hearts and one extra brain–this stomachless fish promotes the health of … Continue reading An Unloved Fish that Needs Attention