On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

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

Finding Sanctuary – A Nifty New Website

Finding Sanctuary is a partnership project that aims to create a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the coasts and seas of South West England. Through Finding Sanctuary’s Web-GIS you can see different information layers. Through this map you can input information that will be used by the Finding Sanctuary to plan Marine Conservation … Continue reading Finding Sanctuary – A Nifty New Website

In Maine, Tensions Over Ailing Lobster Industry

The New York TimesBy ABBY GOODNOUGH This tiny island, 22 miles out at sea, is generally so quiet that it is hard to imagine the chaos that descended one midsummer day. Early that morning, one veteran lobsterman shot and seriously wounded another on the Matinicus wharf, the peak of a dispute over whether the gunman’s … Continue reading In Maine, Tensions Over Ailing Lobster Industry

Landmark global fisheries assessment finds good and bad news

Noreen Parks Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP A new analysis on the status of the world’s beleaguered fisheries shows that, after many decades of overfishing, efforts to halt fisheries depletion and restore marine ecosystems are paying off in some parts of the ocean. Nonetheless, overexploitation still occurs for a majority of fish stocks assessed, and … Continue reading Landmark global fisheries assessment finds good and bad news