Archive for March, 2009

Exxon Valdez: Studying Why, Contrary to Predictions, Oil Still Remains

Written by on March 31, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News
Exxon Valdez: Studying Why, Contrary to Predictions, Oil Still Remains

Contrary to predictions, oil still remains in Alaska’s beaches 20 years after the spill. Michel Boufadel, a hydrologist, expert in oil spills and oil remediation, is looking for answers.

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June Vote Expected on Bottom Fishing Ban in Southeastern U.S. Waters

Written by on March 27, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
June Vote Expected on Bottom Fishing Ban in Southeastern U.S. Waters

The US Government is considering the ban of bottom trawls, bottom longlines and other destructive fishing gear to protect a still untouched ecosystem in the south-eastern United States Atlantic waters.

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First Successful Sedation and Disentanglement of Right Whale

Written by on March 13, 2009 in Marine Life
First Successful Sedation and Disentanglement of Right Whale

NOAA Fisheries Service and its Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Team successfully used sedation to assist a severely entangled whale on March 6, 2009.

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