On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

News Clips: September 17-18, 2009

A polar bear along the Arctic Ocean coastline in Alaska illustrates the kind of environmental issues that will have to be considered under the new ocean policy in regard to developments such as offshore oil exploration. NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY: News about release of Draft Recommendations Released on Thursday by the Ocean Policy Task Force, and … Continue reading News Clips: September 17-18, 2009

This Baby Seal Is a People Person, And That Makes Him Dangerous

Hawaii’s KP2 Made His Name Loving Humans, But His Ardor Is Getting Growing Pup Deported The Wall Street JournalBy CHRIS HERRING KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii — For months now, a baby monk seal named KP2 has been the biggest celebrity on the island of Molokai. Since the animal arrived at Kaunakakai Wharf in February, several children from … Continue reading This Baby Seal Is a People Person, And That Makes Him Dangerous

News Clips for Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Big Spill’s Bad Timing Puts Oil Drilling at Risk: Kevin Hassett– Good Op/Ed about offshore drilling, National Ocean Policy, and Marine Spatial Planning [see also: Whales, salmon more valuable than oil– Op/Ed in Anchorage Daily News] Germany approves 1,800 wind turbines in offshore seas A glimpse at remote atolls: New England Aquarium scientists dive deep. … Continue reading News Clips for Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

How global warming sealed the fate of the world’s coral reefs

The GuardianBy: David Adam Animal, vegetable and mineral, a pristine tropical coral reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. Bathed in clear, warm water and thick with a psychedelic display of fish, sharks, crustaceans and other sea life, the colourful coral ramparts that rise from the sand are known as the rainforests … Continue reading How global warming sealed the fate of the world’s coral reefs