Archive for June, 2009

Bans on Some Fishing Gear Can Help Save Reefs

Written by on June 30, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Bans on Some Fishing Gear Can Help Save Reefs

An intl. team of scientists has proposed that bans on fishing gear could aid in the recovery of reefs and fish populations hit by coral bleaching events.

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Changes in Shipping Lanes to Reduce Whale Ship Strikes by 74 Percent

Written by on June 25, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Changes in Shipping Lanes to Reduce Whale Ship Strikes by 74 Percent

Changes implemented in the Great South Channel near Boston are designed to lower the number North Atlantic right whale ship strikes.

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The Fish Hatchery Solution Leads to More Problems than Solutions

Written by on June 24, 2009 in Marine Life
The Fish Hatchery Solution Leads to More Problems than Solutions

When released into the wild, fish born in hatcheries have a negative impact on the reproductive fitness of wild populations.

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Endocrine Disruptors Lead to Lowered Immunity in Fish

Written by on June 22, 2009 in Marine Life
Endocrine Disruptors Lead to Lowered Immunity in Fish

New study by the USGS suggests drug pollution makes fish more susceptible to disease.

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NOAA Forecast Predicts Large “Dead Zone” for Gulf of Mexico this Summer

Written by on June 21, 2009 in Marine Life
NOAA Forecast Predicts Large “Dead Zone” for Gulf of Mexico this Summer

A team of scientists is forecasting the largest-on-record “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas this summer.

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Whaling Controversy Through the Eyes of Japan’s Youth

Written by on June 20, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Whaling Controversy Through the Eyes of Japan’s Youth

New survey explores the attitudes of Japanese students towards the whaling controversy.

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The End of the Line: A New Documentary Revealing the Impacts of Overfishing

Written by on June 19, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
The End of the Line: A New Documentary Revealing the Impacts of Overfishing

The End of the Line is a new documentary exploring the impacts of overfishing and the devastating future that lies ahead if no changes are made.

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Canadian Seal Hunt Ends, Saving 200,000 Pups

Written by on June 18, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News
Canadian Seal Hunt Ends, Saving 200,000 Pups

The annual Canadian seal hunt closed on Tuesday, saving the lives of over 200,000 young seals.

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Government Preparing More Protected Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seal

Written by on June 16, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Government Preparing More Protected Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seal

The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance has successfully petitioned the federal government to expand critical habitat for highly endangered Hawaiian monk seals.

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Caribbean Coral Reefs Flattened

Written by on June 14, 2009 in Marine Life
Caribbean Coral Reefs Flattened

A disturbing new study proves the last 40 years to have been devastating for the vast majority of coral reefs in the Caribbean.

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