Deep-sea coral emerges from the darkness New technology lets B.C. research team study exotic creatures, in hopes of affecting policy protecting them WENDY STUECK JUAN PEREZ SOUND — From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009 05:21AM EDT About 60 metres below the surface of Juan Perez Sound in British Columbia’s … Continue reading Where the Red Coral Grows
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