William Cheung, Daniel Pauly and their colleagues at the University of British Columbia looked at 52 distinct marine ecosystems that cover most of the world’s coastal and shelf areas. Even after accounting for the impact of fishing and wide variations in the oceans that cover 71 percent of the planet, water temperatures rose steadily each decade between 1970 and 2006.
Editor’s note: The following is from a recent SLO Coast Journal Report for May 2013. Another article follows– “Endangered Coral Reefs.” Pollution-threatened Bays Need to be Marine Sanctuaries by Carol Georgi and Karl Kempton, Former Energy Planner for San Luis… Read More ›
Thank You Ocean Reports: The first major study of California’s marine protected areas shows they are on track to help to improve ocean health. Scientists, fishermen, resource managers and environmentalists gathered recently to share results from the first five years… Read More ›
Editor’s Commentary: Several years back I attended a local informational event about the gray whale presented by NOAA’s Dr. Wayne Perryman. Prior to this informational event, Sue Arnold, CEO of the California Gray Whale Coalition (CGWC), was in the same… Read More ›
From Reuters, Published: November 26 The shells of some marine snails are dissolving as the seas around Antarctica become more acidic, threatening the food chain, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Oceans soak up about a quarter… Read More ›
Alanna Mitchell covered this subject in her 2009 book, Seasick: “…methane hydrate molecules, when cold, are like geodesic domes, stable structures that remain in the ocean’s deeps…If the molecules are shaken up or warmed, the bonds break and bubbles of… Read More ›
“Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines, Iran, and China are among the top 50 nations whose food security may be threatened by the effects that the rise of manmade carbon-dioxide (CO2) gas emissions are already starting to have on fish and shellfish,… Read More ›