News on Ocean Acidification from our friends at Center for Biological Diversity: Rising Carbon Pollution Already Harming Oysters Along Coast Washington state announced today which marine waters have water-quality problems but completely failed to identify waters that are suffering from ocean acidification. The Pacific Northwest is one of the hotspots where ocean acidification is already … Continue reading Washington State Ignores Increasing Acidification of its Oceans
There is an excellent article up on Environment 360 today, and I suggest you give it a good read. It’s very thought provoking. Let us know what you think! Biologists and conservationists maintain that establishing marine reserves — areas where fishing is off-limits or severely restricted — offers the best hope for recovery for our … Continue reading The Unfulfilled Promise of the World’s Marine Protected Areas
Last week in DC, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation hosted Capitol Hill Ocean Week, or CHOW. It was a week full of interesting, insightful, and invigorating discussions about the state of our waters, and what needs to be done in the future. The theme of the week was “American Prosperity and Global Security: Ocean Solutions … Continue reading Capitol Hill Swept Up by Oceans Week
A Clear View of the Troubled Oceans The scale and toll of industrial fishing is far less familiar than even the scale and toll of industrial farming. Groups like Seafood Watch at the Monterey Bay Aquarium put out sustainable seafood lists for diners and shoppers, good reminders that fisheries are in decline. But even they … Continue reading A Wonderful NY Times Editorial
Lance Morgan, a volunteer at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, was honored Tuesday by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) in Washington, D.C. Morgan was one of 14 individuals across the National Marine Sanctuary system nominated for the foundation’s Volunteer of the Year award. The recognition is part of Capitol Hill Ocean Week, an oceans-focused … Continue reading National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Honors Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Volunteer
Photo courtesy of: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/aboutthebag/ordinance.cfm Wouldn’t it be great if you could help fulfill a national responsibility to give back to the environment, without shelling out money? Luckily, there is! A bipartisan bill has been introduced which would use money the government is already receiving and give it back to the oceans. Senator Whitehouse (RI) and … Continue reading Protect Our Waters, It’s Free!
The newly released book titled “World Without Fish” by Mark Kurlansky, award-winning writer, is a must read! Mark Kurlansky also wrote the award-winning bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, as well as many others. World Without Fish is written a bit differently … Continue reading The World Without Fish, Read All About It!
Below you will find some of the newsclips of the week about marine conservation issues of particular interest to Marine Conservation Institute. What is your opinion on some of these topics? National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces new grants for sustainable fisheries prnewswire.com The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the first round … Continue reading Marine Conservation News
I received a wonderful message today from our friends at Sea Turtle Restoration Project. I hope that you’ll take some time to help them protect sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico: Subscribe | Donate | Tell A Friend Please make at least one telephone call for the survival of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles this … Continue reading Make a telephone call for the survival of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles
Go to the beach on a summer day. Listen to the sounds—the waves crashing, children shouting, seagulls squawking. Now go underwater. Silence. The undersea world, of course, is not truly devoid of sound. The ocean is literally awash with noises of all kinds: the explosion of a crashing wave, the clicks and whistles of chattering … Continue reading Turn Down That Racket!