Using a “patient monitoring” device attached to a whale entangled in fishing gear, scientists showed for the first time how fishing lines changed a whale’s diving and swimming behavior. The monitoring revealed how fishing gear hinders whales’ ability to eat… Read More ›
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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.
By Erika Bolstad — McClatchy Washington Bureau, May 15, 2013 WASHINGTON — It’s a beach bummer. Shorelines worldwide are clogged with trash, so much so that during their annual cleanup last year, volunteers with the Ocean Conservancy picked up… Read More ›
From News.com.au, May 13, 2013 Following a 12-month battle with the Government,The Advertiser won an appeal for still images from the videos to be released after complaining about their secret status to the Information Commissioner and agreeing to keep… Read More ›
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 ›
A Santa Barbara whale watching business, Condor Express, recently reported that they observed, “…a cow-calf pair not too far from SB Harbor. Upon arriving in the area near the two whales, it became apparent that one of them (we still… Read More ›
April 22, 2013 Contact: Catherine Kilduff, (415) 644-8580, email@example.com California Fishery Declared One of Deadliest for Endangered Whales SAN FRANCISCO— A federal report released today ranks California’s drift gillnet fishery one of the nation’s deadliest fisheries for marine mammals. The… Read More ›