The following is a letter from ocean champions Randy Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers of West Marine and Oceana. I hope you will read their letter and consider contacting your representatives in Congress and ask them to do something about ocean acidification. Here’s the letter: We are both lifelong boaters. What we have learned from sailing … Continue reading A Letter on Ocean Acidification
The New York Times By CHARLES SIEBERT On the afternoon of Sept. 25, 2002, a group of marine biologists vacationing on Isla San José, in Baja California Sur, Mexico, came upon a couple of whales stranded along the beach. A quick assessment indicated that they had died quite recently. The scientists radioed a passing vessel … Continue reading Watching Whales Watching Us
Scientific research is only beginning to shed light on the rich diversity of life in the deep oceans, but a growing list of human activities threatens the very existence of these vulnerable ecosystems before they have become fully known to science. At the top of that list are the widespread impacts of bottom-tending fishing gears, … Continue reading Deep Sea Corals On the Map
Talking ’bout acidification, corals might recover from periodic bleaching, but more frequent bleaching added onto increasing acidity – even global warming skeptics can’t argue that one. Great Barrier Reef will be gone in 20 years, says Charlie Veron – Times Online Shared via AddThis
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
Times OnlineJonathan Leake, Environment Editor THOUGH still an island, Britain is now surrounded by desert. New research has shown that repeated trawling has turned much of the sea bed around the UK into a barren wasteland. Scientists using deep sea photography and painstaking analysis of hundreds of years of fishing records have discovered an underwater … Continue reading British sea bed ‘trawled into a wasteland’
See more videos from the Finding Coral expedition.
A New York Times Editorial Most of the world’s important commercial fish species have been declining for years. Nearly one-fourth are unable, essentially, to reproduce. The biggest cause of the deterioration in ocean health — bigger than climate change or pollution — is overfishing. American fisheries are in better shape than most but not by … Continue reading Ocean Rescue