Archive for May, 2009

World Ocean Day

Written by on May 29, 2009 in Policy & Ocean Law
World Ocean Day

June 8th is World Oceans Day – celebrate, learn and raise awareness. What can we do to protect our oceans and ensure a sustainable future?

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Four Stocks of Fish Have Been Rebuilt for Sustainable Fishing

Written by on May 26, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Four Stocks of Fish Have Been Rebuilt for Sustainable Fishing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service reported to Congress that four stocks have been rebuilt to allow for continued sustainable fishing.

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North Atlantic Right Whales Unexpectedly Heard Off Greenland Coast

Written by on May 21, 2009 in Marine Life, Technology
North Atlantic Right Whales Unexpectedly Heard Off Greenland Coast

A team of scientists recorded calls of endangered North Atlantic right whales in an area where it was believed to have been hunted to extinction.

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Rutgers Glider Flies Along Gulf Stream on Transatlantic Voyage

Written by on May 19, 2009 in Technology
Rutgers Glider Flies Along Gulf Stream on Transatlantic Voyage

A successor to the original Rutgers University “Scarlet Knight” autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has crossed the continental shelf of the U.S. and is well on its way along the Gulf Stream in its fourth week of an eight-month voyage across the Atlantic.  Launched on 27 April from the New Jersey coast, the glider, somewhat more […]

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New Humpback Whale Successful Disentanglement

Written by on May 15, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News
New Humpback Whale Successful Disentanglement

On May 4, a humpback whale was successfully disentangled from fishing gear that was cutting into its fin and wrapped around its tail to swim free and heal.

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Heavy Fine and Jail Sentence for Washington State Fish Broker

Written by on May 13, 2009 in Other News, Policy & Ocean Law
Heavy Fine and Jail Sentence for Washington State Fish Broker

Washington State’s Kevin D. Steele has been fined $160,000 and sentenced to 30 days in jail for mislabeling 136,000 pounds of turbot from China as U.S. halibut.

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Blue Whales Returning to Pre-Whaling Feeding Grounds

Written by on May 12, 2009 in Marine Life
Blue Whales Returning to Pre-Whaling Feeding Grounds

Scientists have documented first known migration of blue whales from the coast of California to areas off British Columbia and the Gulf of Alaska since 1965.

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New Antarctic Sonar Images Reveal Clues to Sea-Level Rise

Written by on May 6, 2009 in Technology
New Antarctic Sonar Images Reveal Clues to Sea-Level Rise

Troughs and channels carved into Antarctica’s continental shelves by glaciers thousands of years ago could help scientists predict future sea-level rise.

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Emergency Rule to Protect Threatened Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

Written by on May 5, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Emergency Rule to Protect Threatened Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

A new protective rule will be temporarily enforced on May 18 in the Gulf of Mexico for a min of 180 and a max of 366 days to protect the Loggerhead sea turtles.

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