MCBI’s Dr. Lance Morgan discusses impacts of dragging (bottom trawling)on the seafloor.View the video on the Finding Coral website.
Time to Stop Bottom Trawling on the High Seas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0616msQC_M
Some great under water footage of Palmyra from David McGuire….oh yeah and a moment of me on the big screen….
and we don’t seem to want to do anything about it http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-house-delay-on-ship-speed-limit-endangers-whales-810402.html
Extinct seal tells of once-teeming Caribbean reefs Ghosts of ecosystems past – what does it mean to lose 250,000 monk seals throughout the Caribbean Sea ? The loss of the top predator on the reef clearly alters the structure and function of the ecosystem. Will the Hawaiian Monk Seal be next ? It is on … Continue reading Extinct seal tells of once-teeming Caribbean reefs
Move over Papahanaumokuakea …. The Associated Press: World’s Largest Marine Reserve Declared: “World’s Largest Marine Reserve DeclaredBy RAY LILLEY – Feb 13, 2008WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tiny Pacific islands nation of Kiribati declared the world’s largest marine protected area Thursday — a California-sized ocean wilderness that includes pristine reefs and eight coral atolls … Continue reading The Associated Press: World’s Largest Marine Reserve Declared
Wonder where all that plastic ends up ? In a big gyre in the Pacific. The patch is as big as Australia and has 40% more plastic than plankton.
In response to watching one too many kitchy Batman episodes one of my childhood fears including being dropped in a vat of acid – – sounds ridiculous now, but such is the future for corals and marine animals with calcium carbonate shells. ACIDIFICATION IN SOUTHERN OCEANS THREATENS ECOSYSTEM Although the chemistry of ocean acidification due … Continue reading Ocean Acidification Threatens Southern Oceans
A very interesting news story on where all that plastic ends up – in the stomachs of albatross chicks living in the middle of no where – the Papahanaumokuakea reserve. Remote Waters Offer No Refuge from Plastic TrashNPR – USA“In the last 10 years, we’ve taken almost 550 tons out of the Northwestern Hawaiian islands,” … Continue reading Plastics Choking Albatrosses
Time to stop using those plastic water bottles and plastic bags folks… a positive action you can take to save the oceans! Our oceans are turning into plastic…are we? By Susan Casey, Photographs by Gregg SegalOct 7, 2007 – 11:45:03 PM A vast swath of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, is full of … Continue reading Texas Sized Garbage Patch in the Pacific!