The US Public Broadcasting System had a 6 minute segment on their March 22, 2017, evening news broadcast (“News Hour”). It includes short interview segments with three scientists, and some good video on the Great Barrier Reef bleaching event. See link below. Great Barrier Reef Bleaching report on PBS ...Click Here to Read More.
James Hendee Nov 4 (3 days ago) to Coral-List And now my friends and colleagues, herewith a change of atmosphere with a terrific little production on the threat of climate change and sea level rise to the Caribbean, with some very nice discussions of the effects on coral reef ecosystems, including bleaching and ocean acidification. Great music ...Click Here to Read More.
Obituary– Great Barrier Reef 25 million b.c.–2016? ...Click Here to Read More.
Center for Biologic Diversity: Judge blocks fracking in California ...Click Here to Read More.
Everglades E-mail this page More press releases For Immediate Release, August 17, 2016 Contact: Rachel Silverstein, (619) 787-3161, email@example.com Brettny Hardy, (415) 217-2142, firstname.lastname@example.org Jaclyn Lopez, (727) 490-9190, email@example.com Manley Fuller, (850) 656-7113, firstname.lastname@example.org Tom Ingram, (858) 616-6408, ...Click Here to Read More.
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http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article91203287.html OP-ED JULY 22, 2016 12:00 AM Proposed rule would change the standard for calculating cancer risk — to the detriment of public health Public denied ample time to comment South Florida shut out of public hearings BY RACHEL SILVERSTEIN email@example.com Despite the ongoing Florida water quality emergency —a deluge ...Click Here to Read More.
ENVIRONMENT JULY 20, 2016 7:11 PM Commissioners want state and federal officials to work faster on Everglades restoration They back efforts to buy sugar land to store and treat water from Lake Okeechobee Rerouting water could lessen impacts on Treasure Coast estuaries Audubon Florida biologist Jerry Lorenz holds a stalk of dead seagrass. Since last summer, about 50,000 ...Click Here to Read More.
Senate Panel OKs Fla Keys Stewardship Act ...Click Here to Read More.
Seaweb and Ocean Foundation form Partnership for the Ocean ...Click Here to Read More.
November 5, 2015 Read the 2015 ISRS consensus statement regarding the perils of climate change and/or its earlier 2012 statement on a multitude of stressors currently affecting reefs. https://www.openchannels.org/sites/default/files/ISRS%20Consensus%20Statement%20on%20Coral%20Bleaching%20%26%20Climate%20Change.pdf ...Click Here to Read More.
Scientists Say a Dramatic Worldwide Coral Bleaching Event is Now Underway ...Click Here to Read More.
China’s Island Building Destroying Reefs ...Click Here to Read More.
Can We Save Ocean Fish? ...Click Here to Read More.
Compliments of Jim Harper firstname.lastname@example.org via Coral-list: coral.aoml.noaa.gov 41. In tropical and subtropical seas, we find coral reefs comparable to the great forests on dry land, for they shelter approximately a million species, including fish, crabs, molluscs, sponges and algae. Many of the world’s coral reefs are already barren or in a state of constant decline. “Who turned the ...Click Here to Read More.
May 29, 2015 by John Vibes http://www.trueactivist.com/longest-floating-structure-in-history-sets-out-to-clean-the-ocean-in-2016/ Powered by Translate An ambitious new project is hoping to help clean the world’s oceans with a trash collector that is reportedly the longest floating structure in recorded world history. Back in 2013 we reported that a 19-year-old developed a plan to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.caribbean-coral-reefs.com It was a pleasure to learn that former Reef Relief Scientific Advisor Dr. Bill Alevizon has released an update of his earlier book “Coral Reefs: An Introduction.” He tells us that: “This eBook is meant to serve as an introduction to the structure, habitats, and marine life of Caribbean coral reefs (including Florida and The ...Click Here to Read More.
Mischief Reef ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/02/05/257046530/big-fish-stories-getting-littler February 05, 201411:38 AM ET Robert Krulwich They came, they fished, then snap! They posed. Right in front of their Big Catch — and thereby hangs a tale. Courtesy of Monroe County Public Library For generations, tour boats have been collecting fishing enthusiasts in Key West, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/150226-miami-biscayne-bay-florida-coral-dredging-channels-environment/ By Scott Wyland PUBLISHED February 24, 2015 Outside Miami‘s Biscayne Bay, coral reefs that were once a vivid rainbow have been turned a barren gray, choked in sediment, by a dredging operation run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Port of Miami is ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/despite-protections-miami-port-project-smothers-coral-reef-in-silt.html?_r=1 This is sheer stupidity that the corps didn’t expect the sedimentation to be a major factor. They should all lose their jobs. How many times does the corp get to screw up before someone calls them onto the carpet for it and actually does something to change their approach ...Click Here to Read More.
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report Since 2011, destruction of the oceans has not only continued, but it has increased dramatically. (Photo: Dead Coral Reef via Shutterstock) Scientists are now mapping a world that is changing rapidly in often-terrifying ways. Climate disruption and world leaders’ unwillingness to act have put us at risk of experiencing ...Click Here to Read More.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-ellen-prager/to-fight-disease-protect-_b_6432038.html Dr. Ellen Prager Become a fanOcean Scientist, Author, Safina Center Fellow Carl Safina Become a fanAuthor and host, ‘Saving the Ocean’ on PBS Posted: 01/09/2015 6:44 pm EST Updated: 01/12/2015 4:59 pm EST Why should we curb ocean pollution, stop overfishing, prevent invasive ...Click Here to Read More.
December 16th, 2014 Tomorrow, the National Marine Fisheries Service publishes a proposed rule to list 3 corals (/Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, /and/Tubastraea floreana/) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. This finding is part of a wider finding on a petition to list 81 marine species. Of that original 81 species there were 23 species of coral. In our 90-day ...Click Here to Read More.
Steve Palumbi and Iain McCalman has just released a conversation about the future of Australian and US reefs at blog site The Conversation: http://goo.gl/V6S9Uz We especially raise alarm about coal mining in Australia and its effects. Selling cheap coal to China so their air gets worse and the GBR is damaged? Who would start this lose:lose scenario? The following is edited from our ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-29782610 28 October 2014 Last updated at 01:49 ET Weighing up Australia’s dilemma over the Great Barrier Reef Continue reading the main story Related Stories Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef? New plan for Australia reef dumping Great Barrier Reef outlook ‘poor’ Australia’s Academy of Science says an Australian ...Click Here to Read More.
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/politics-minded-marine-group-targets-ocean-enemy-1/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1& By ANDREW C. REVKIN SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 11:56 AM September 1, 2014 11:56 am This story is included with an NYT Opinion subscription. Randy Olson, who shifted long ago from an academic career in marine biology to a focus on ...Click Here to Read More.
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2014/08/deep_dredge_silt_is_killing_our_coral_after_all_admit_state_inspectors.php FDEP DEP divers examine coral crushed by improperly placed dredge waste. For years, Deep Dredge proponents have promised that the $220 million project wouldn’t kill off Biscayne Bay wildlife. Coral would be removed from harm’s way, they ...Click Here to Read More.
Elspeth Dehnert, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 The State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference, hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry, concluded yesterday with well over $1 billion in pledges to protect and preserve the world’s oceans. For two consecutive days, heads of state, foreign ministers, policymakers, scientists, environmentalists and ...Click Here to Read More.
Dear Friends, As many of you know, US Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting Our Ocean Conference June 16-17 to bring together international ocean stakeholders and experts in hopes of moving protection of the ocean forward. http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/06/02/protecting-our-ocean-what-will-you-do In case you haven’t received below, please help build public engagement efforts. ...Click Here to Read More.
Sign here to stand up to fracking in the Everglades with our friends at Progress Florida. The Texas oil company Dan Hughes Co. was caught illegally fracking near the Everglades last month and public outcry continues to grow. Our friends at Progress Florida need your help to ensure that Hughes Co. faces serious consequences for its actions, not just a slap on the wrist from Gov. Rick Scott’s ...Click Here to Read More.
For Immediate Release: May 12th, 2014 Contacts: Dave Rauschkolb, Founder, (850) 865-1061; email@example.com Pete Stauffer, Surfrider Foundation, (503) 887-0514; firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Pyne, Oceana, (202) 486-6406; email@example.com Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (843)-225-2371; firstname.lastname@example.org Virginia Cramer, Sierra Club, (804) 225-9113 ...Click Here to Read More.
Hello coral-listers, We hope the spring is finding you well. The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is offering a summer camp opportunity on marine biology and coral reefs in the Cayman Islands that some of your high school aged students or children may be interested in. Our Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp is intended for high school students ages 14 to 18 with a desire to explore and learn about ...Click Here to Read More.
I’m thrilled to report that the first book, The Shark Whisperer, in my new middle grade fiction series (Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians) is now available online and at or through national booksellers near you (Scarletta Press publisher). The book(s) combine humor and adventure with learning about the ocean, marine life, habitats, and ocean issues. It is meant to be a fun, easy read and ...Click Here to Read More.
Amanda Mascarelli 23 April 2014 Article tools PDF Rights & Permissions Floris van Breugel/Naturepl.com Reefs thrive in the hot waters of American Samoa that would kill other corals. Off the coast of American Samoa, the tropical sun beats down on a shallow tidal lagoon, heating the water to a sizzling 35 °C for a few hours each day. Such temperatures would kill off most coral ...Click Here to Read More.
http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/pumping-polluted-water-into-lake-okeechobee-must-stop-judge-rules This is great news for Florida’s coral reefs as well. When dirty agricultural water is released into Florida Bay from upstream runoff, history shows it causes algal blooms and dead zones in Florida Bay. There is a net flow from Florida Bay, throught the Keys to the offshore ...Click Here to Read More.
http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/11/parasitic-flatworm-decimate-coral-reefs/ Yale Environment 360 | April 11, 2014 3:38 pm | A coral-eating flatworm with a unique camouflaging strategy could be a major threat to the world’s coral reefs, according to researchers in the U.K. The parasite, called Amakusaplana acroporae, infects a type of staghorn coral known as acropora, a major component of ...Click Here to Read More.
(Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.) March 20, 2014 Suggested Tweet: FWC investigators catch charter dive operators illegally feeding #sharks & other #fish in #Florida waters: Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have filed charges against four men linked to the illegal feeding of sharks and fish within state ...Click Here to Read More.
Press Release 14-025 Overfishing of Caribbean coral reefs favors coral-killing sponges http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130507 A sponge smothers a living coral head on a reef that lacks predatory angelfish. Credit and Larger Version February 24, 2014 Scientists had already demonstrated that overfishing removes angelfish and parrotfish that feed on sponges growing ...Click Here to Read More.
A video entry on our previous report showing the effect of predation in manipulative experiments on Conch Reef, Florida, received 4th place and an “honorable mention” in the NSF-sponsored Ocean 180 Video Challenge. You can see the video at this link: http://youtu.be/ObpHfasn7_k Regards, Joe ****************************** ******************************** Joseph R. Pawlik, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://act.oceana.org/sign/stopseismic/ March 5, 2014 Contact: Jessica Wiseman Jwiseman@oceana.org 202-467-1934 Photos of Cosgrove swimming with dolphins Video PSA Washington, DC – Today, Oceana released its latest public service announcement (PSA) starring actress, singer and ocean lover, Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly and Despicable Me. Oceana and Cosgrove traveled to South Bimini ...Click Here to Read More.
http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/climate/projections/piccc_oa_and_bleaching/index.php Contact: Jeff Burgett, PICCC Science Coordinator 808-687-6149 Email: email@example.com > > > Honolulu, Hawai’i. February 18, 2014 – An international team of coral reef scientists has used the latest global climate models to reveal timelines for the accelerating decline of the ...Click Here to Read More.
About Research Education Publications News & events Policy & practice Art & science Contact What is resilience? | Resilience video school | Research themes | World research map | Research programmes | Modelling and Visualisation Lab Reef corals such as staghorn corals have been damaged due to overfishing, disease and global warming. Novel ...Click Here to Read More.
January 31, 2014 Dear listers, I’m writing to alert you of a study we’ve just published on the effect of invasive lionfish control on native reef fish communities in the Atlantic: http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/13-0979.1. Our work 1) looks at whether suppressing lionfish at local scales results in the recovery and protection of resident prey fishes, and 2) develops a ...Click Here to Read More.
Sunscreen Chemical in Soaps, Cosmetics, & Body Fragrances Threaten Coral Reefs, says Haereticus Industry: Environment A scientific study to be published shows that a chemical in soaps, cosmetics and body fragrances threatens coral reef conservation and may prohibit recovery of coral reef Virginia, U.S.A. (PRUnderground) January 15th, 2014 2 inShare A team of ...Click Here to Read More.
Daniel Lippman, E&E reporter Published: Friday, January 10, 2014 Japan, Greece and the Philippines are among the countries that enjoy lots of marine biodiversity but are at highest risk of damage from human impacts like overfishing, marine pollution and climate change, according to a new study. There are varying estimates of how many species are in the world’s oceans (2.2 million is ...Click Here to Read More.
From: Robin Blackstone, ENN Published December 16, 2013 11:12 AM RELATED ARTICLES Reef boom beats doom April 23, 2009 10:18 AM Starfish strike at coral kingdom January 16, 2008 09:06 AM Coral Reef Ecosystems Found To Be in Decline in U.S. Waters August 19, 2005 12:00 AM Israel’s Red Sea Fishery Is Killing Coral Reef, Scientists Say September 15, 2004 12:00 AM “Human ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.divetravelbusinessnews.com/divetravelarticle/the-ocean-is-our-silent-partner-yet-it-has-no-place-at-the-dive-industry-table Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 – 1:39pm (Dive Travel Business News.com – Nov 15, 2013) — DTBN.com Editorial — by Laurie J. Wilson DEMA’s Moving Towards 2020: Developing a Strategic Vision for the Recreational ...Click Here to Read More.
Debbie Salamone, The Pew Charitable Trusts, 407-982-0958, firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan Webber, Audubon Florida, 954-593-4449, email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 20, 2013 Tallahassee, FL.—Already pressured by a steady loss of habitat, many of Florida’s imperiled and iconic coastal waterbirds are vulnerable to declines in small fish that are ...Click Here to Read More.
Wildlife Promise Artificial Reefs: Restoration Beyond Recreation? Posted: 19 Nov 2013 12:15 PM PST Over the past few decades the five Gulf States have built artificial reefs both inshore and offshore with the aim of enhancing recreational fishing and diving opportunities. State and local governments on the Gulf Coast have expressed interest in creating ...Click Here to Read More.
For Immediate Release: 10/14/2013 San Juan, Puerto Rico A federal district court has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service violated the law by allowing fishing for depleted parrotfish and other algae-eating reef fish species without properly monitoring the fishery’s impacts on rare corals that depend on healthy fish populations. The decision came in response to an ...Click Here to Read More.
Dear Coral-List, I wrote last month about the opportunity to see live-streaming footage of a coral spawning event near Grand Cayman Island via an underwater camera system maintained by the student-based nonprofit Teens4Oceans, local dive center Ocean Frontiers, online marine education organization Ocean Classrooms, and imaging company Wild Goose Imaging. We only witnessed minimal spawning last ...Click Here to Read More.
SAVE THE DATE: The oil and gas industry is working to turn an area off the East Coast, twice the size of California, into a blast zone – potentially killing or injuring more than 138,000 dolphins and whales, threatening the health of regional fisheries and risking the jobs of more than 200,000 people. The Obama Administration will soon decide whether to allow oil companies to take the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://impactiq.org/financing-sea-grass-restoration-with-carbon-credits/ Brilliant! I love The Ocean Foundation for their solution-oriented approach to marine conservation. DV by Amanda Nagai in Uncategorized · August 16, 2013 · No comments Tags: carbon, fish, Oceans Sea grass restoration helps halt erosion and arrest habitat loss. And sea grass meadows may ...Click Here to Read More.
http://coloradoocean.org/making-waves/mw13_symposium/ Making WAVES is honored to host this free, public symposium to address a variety of climate/ ocean topics, marine protected areas, plastics and environmental impacts, plus agricultural and watershed connections. This community-focused, interactive event will offer plenty of opportunities for you to learn about how our oceans are ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/21/al-gore-explains-why-hes-optimistic-about-stopping-global-warming/ By Ezra Klein, Published: August 21 at 3:23 pmE-mail the writer Al Gore was vice president of the United States from 1993-2001. Since leaving politics, he’s been heavily involved in the campaign to fight global warming, even winning a Nobel Peace Prize for his ...Click Here to Read More.
to coral-list Dear all Many people are asking for this so here it is. Based on last year’s surveys a prediction is now available of expected times and dates that some of the more abundant Caribbean coral species will release the next generation of corals during the annual coral spawning. The dates are only applicable to the Southern Caribbean. Be aware that the coral spawning is ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2013/08/09/australia-environment-minister-postpones-abbot-point-dumping-case/ Posted on Aug 9th, 2013 with tags Abbot Point, Australia, case, dumping, Environment Minister, News, Postpones. Australian Environment Minister Mark Butler has decided to delay making a decision on an application to dump 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great ...Click Here to Read More.
http://news.discovery.com/animals/whales-dolphins/bottlenose-dolphins-deaf-130801.htm AUG 1, 2013 10:00 AM ET // BY TANYA LEWIS, LIVESCIENCE PLAY VIDEO DOLPHINS GIVE EACH OTHER UNIQUE NAMES Dolphin deafness can be caused by aging, underwater noise or other factors. VINCENT M. JANIK, UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS In waters from Florida to the Caribbean, dolphins are ...Click Here to Read More.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Reef Relief founder blasts channel study BY GWEN FILOSA Citizen Staff firstname.lastname@example.org The couple who founded the nonprofit Reef Relief is urging Key West voters to defeat the Oct. 1 ballot question on whether the city should order a study on the impacts of channel widening. “It is incredulous to me that anyone associated with ...Click Here to Read More.
Dear Colleagues CoralWatch recently released an education DVD series, adapted from our book, Coral Reefs and Climate Change. This series incorporates 22 short videos (3-8 minutes), each focusing on a key aspect of oceanography, coral reef ecology, climate change science, and reef conservation. Animated diagrams, interviews with scientists and footage from around the globe help to communicate ...Click Here to Read More.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/10-threats-to-the-worlds-stunning-coral-reefs.html#ixzz2WTqodsCx June 16, 2013 4:00 pm Coral reefs: stunning, diverse, found worldwide, and incredibly fragile, despite the fact that they look like they’re made from stone. These delicate, beautiful structures are microcosms, communities filled with organisms living in a mutually beneficial world ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_23419963/boulder-sees-plunge-into-action-oceanic-awareness ‘Splash mob’ targets Farmers’ Market to promote clean seas By Ryan Pinkard For the Camera Posted: 06/08/2013 05:29:51 PM MDT Updated: 06/08/2013 05:30:55 PM MDT At the height of the Boulder County Farmers’ Market rush hour late Saturday morning, within the ...Click Here to Read More.
Jean-Charles Gordon email@example.com Good morning marine biologists of the world! I have recently launched an ocean conservation and education project called Ocean Flag. The objective is to reunite kids and designers to create a flag for the Ocean! More information at www.oceanflag.org. I hope we can collaborate through scientific research, institutes and projects to expand ...Click Here to Read More.
Special thanks to Angelita Corvea, Founder/Director of Aculina Amigo(a)s: Acá les envío el sencillo homenaje a los Océanos en su día. Que mejor que limpiar el mar, cuidarlo, cantarle y disfrutarlo con alegría infantil, bajo un sol abrasador, después de tantos días de incesante lluvia. Si alguien duda de que San Pedro es ecologista y amigo de Acualina aquí tienen otra prueba ...Click Here to Read More.
> From: Jim Harper <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: New June meetings launch OUR FLORIDA REEFS > Date: May 23, 2013 9:10:08 AM EDT > To: “Coral-List@coral.aoml.noaa.gov” <email@example.com> > > We are excited to announce the official launch of Our Florida Reefs, a community planning process for southeast Florida’s coral reefs! Be among ...Click Here to Read More.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Hi all, If any of you have yet to see Reef Reminiscences, download a copy and think about what we are losing: http://www.inweh.unu.edu/Coastal/Publications/ReefReminiscencesBooklet_WEB.pdf The current discussions re acidification got to me. Last week, CO2 concentration above Mauna Loa reached 400 ppm for the first time since ...Click Here to Read More.
Reef Rescue new testing equipment arrived just in time to catch contractor dredging violations. In February we unpacked and calibrated our new turbidity meter (paid for with your donations) and put it right to work monitoring contractor permit compliance. Turbidity standards are built into the dredging permits by FDEP to protect our nearshore coral reefs from siltation. Reef Rescue volunteers ...Click Here to Read More.
Hi Coral Listers, I am a marine spatial ecologist and I’ve been a long time subscriber to this list, but an infrequent poster. I love this list as a resource! I see job postings on this list every once and a while so I thought I would share with the Coral lister group of a Web Show and a premium online membership program that I created to provide people with information on finding jobs ...Click Here to Read More.
Purchase Image Whales and other marine mammals rely on hearing to navigate. / FLORIDA TODAY Written by Jim Waymer question Thank you for voting! Yes. We need the oil, regardless of the potential harm to wildlife. 58.06% (36 votes) No. Wildlife should be saved at all costs. Find another way to test. 41.94% (26 votes) Total Votes: ...Click Here to Read More.
Mar 22 (1 day ago) Joaquín Rodrigo Garza Pérez <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://redoctober.sisal.unam.mx/1CPAC/Panamerican_Coral_Reef_Congress/Resumenes___Abstracts.html http://redoctober.sisal.unam.mx/1CPAC/Panamerican_Coral_Reef_Congress/Merida_2013.html Dear Colleagues: New information on the congress venue, official hotel, registry fees and ...Click Here to Read More.
Ok, this isn’t about the ocean or coral reefs but it is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. My husband was cured of Hepatitis C in a Phase 2 clinical trial involving two medicines owned by two different companies. They achieved an astounding 100% cure rate in all patients with little to no side effects. One of the pills was sold to Gilead Sciences, that now refuses to go ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.bluefront.org/ 2013 Summit Facebook REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Be a part of the rising wave of citizen activism for our ocean, coasts and the communities that depend on them. Join the groundswell of support for common sense solutions from your community to the halls of Congress. Two years ago over 300 Seaweed Rebels from dozens of states and overseas helped advance marine ...Click Here to Read More.
CoralWatch would like to announce that we have just released the second edition of our book “Coral Reefs and Climate Change – the Guide for Education and Awareness”. This book is beautifully illustrated and aims to bring coral reef science to students and general public. It is 262 pages and has chapters on oceanography, coral reef biology and ecology, climate change and ...Click Here to Read More.
Dear Friends: We are at a major turning point in the battle over Clean Water Act enforcement in Florida. Most of you are aware that on November 30, EPA made a complex decision on setting numeric nutrient standards for Florida’s waters. Environmental leaders and the media initially reported it as a major victory, but so did many of the state’s biggest water polluters. So ...Click Here to Read More.
http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12219 Support the effort to add corals to the endangered species list. Sign the action alert and check out the list of public hearings and where to send comments at Center for Biologic Diversity website above. DV Our coral reefs are in trouble, and the proposal from the federal government to protect 66 corals ...Click Here to Read More.
Home About Projects Blue Notes BLUE FRONT DIRECTORY Solutions MEDIA Books Blue Notes #106 BLUE NOTES #106: Political Tide Turning?, Whales, Oregon Shore, & More December 17, 2012 By David Helvarg In this issue Is the Political Tide Turning? It’s Not Just About the Whales Back to the Oregon Shore Seaweed Spotlight: Cook Inletkeeper Last ...Click Here to Read More.
World Ocean Radio “As we have argued here on World Ocean Radio too often before, we can no longer protect ourselves from the cause and effect of climate change through indifference, contrived ignorance, and lack of action. That response is irresponsible to the victims, the coastal communities, and to the rest of the nation who are being asked to finance the reparation this time and ...Click Here to Read More.
By Catherine Cruz http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/Scientists-investigate-reports-of-a-massive-coral-deaths-off-Kauai/-/8905354/16699168/-/item/0/-/hetcuo/-/index.html Rapid response team to try and determine extent of damage, cause UPDATED 9:54 AM HST Sep 22, 2012 HONOLULU —A mysterious coral die-off on Kauai’s north shore is prompting a team of scientists to take a closer look ...Click Here to Read More.
By Ben Geman – 09/23/12 01:38 PM ET Hill E2 Wire Al Gore hopes to show links between climate change and the effects of extreme weather worldwide with an online and social media-fueled event built around the idea of “dirty weather.” Gore’s advocacy group, the Climate Reality Project, announced Sunday that its second multi-media “24 Hours of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.oceanfdn.org/blog/?p=766 Great post on The Ocean Foundation blog about sea turtles at a very special place: Bahia de Jiquilisco. DV by Brad Nahill, Director & Co-Founder of SEEtheWILD To arrive to a new place in the dark is like tasting a new food with a blindfold on. You can feel the edges, but a full color appreciation isn’t possible until daylight arrives. Night ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/05-2 Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Guardian/UK Bernie Krause has spent 40 years recording nature’s sounds. But such is the rate of species and habitat loss that his tapes may become our only record of the original diversity of life by John Vidal “The birds are silent in the woods. Just wait: Soon enough You will be quiet ...Click Here to Read More.
Just the beginning of a full-tilt anti-green agenda….………..DV by TreeHugger September 1, 2012 10:09 pm Written by Brian Merchant The Republican Party just approved its 2012 platform at its national convention in Tampa, and predictably, it includes some decidedly anti-environment directives. So, I present to you a handful of the most notably reckless objectives ...Click Here to Read More.
Deevon — Here’s something Mitt Romney actually joked about with pride — and plenty of scorn — while formally accepting the Republican nomination for president of the United States: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.” And the crowd went wild. It is nothing short of terrifying to imagine a party that ...Click Here to Read More.
Posted on August 28, 2012 by admin by Fernando M. Bretos, Research Fellow, Cuba Marine Research and Conservation Program On August 2nd, 2012, the first of five satellite tags was deployed on the carapace of a nesting green turtle at Guanahacabibes National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, located on the westernmost tip of Cuba. Named Harriet, this turtle along with its four brethren, is being ...Click Here to Read More.
The Ocean Foundation partner and grantee Chad Nelson of Surfrider Foundation and Linwood Pendleton, chief economist of NOAA have authored Surfonomics: What’s this wave worth, by Gregory Thomas, August 26, 2013 http://www.washingtonpost.com/surfonomics-quantifies-the-worth-of-waves/2012/08/23/86e335ca-ea2c-11e1-a80b-9f898562d010_story.html Special thanks to Mark J. Spalding ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/08/why-young-environmentalists-still-have-hope/261065/ By Billy Parish When it comes to climate change, it’s not surprising that many millennials have settled into a fatalistic stupor. But there are ways to make a difference — and they’re already working. Ten years ago, I was between my sophomore and ...Click Here to Read More.
Dear coral-listers I would like to draw your attention about a picture identification guide for common coral reef sponges of Glover’s Atoll Belize, produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society – Belize. Although proper identification often requires microscopic examination, the images herein may help you get close and provide a starting point. This guide may be copied and used freely ...Click Here to Read More.
We must not begin backpumping dirty water into Lake Okeechobee again. Nor can we afford to avoid cleaning the water prior to releasing it downstream to run through the Everglades to the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. That mistake in the 80’s led to massive coral losses on the Florida reef tract. DV by Sierra Club’s Everglades Team August 8, 2012 Dear South Florida Water ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/programs/future-forum/ The Great Barrier Reef and the other great coral reefs are the largest living structures on the planet and among the world’s most diverse ecosystems. It has been estimated that more than 250 million people depend on the world’s coral reefs to provide their income, sustenance and livelihoods. Now the triple threat of ...Click Here to Read More.
American Rivers ● Clean Water Action ● Earthjustice ● Environment America ● Friends of the Earth ● Izaak Walton League of America ● League of Conservation Voters ● National Parks Conservation Association ● National Wildlife Federation ● Natural Resources Defense Council ● Physicians for Social Responsibility ● Sierra Club July 19, 2012 The Honorable Lisa ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/07/scientists-declare-state-of-emergency-for-worlds-coral-reefs/ By Stephen Leahy Reprint | | Print | Send by email |En español Pristine coral reef situated in a Jordanian marine reserve wrapped by a drifting fishing net. Credit: Malik Naumann/Marine Photobank CAIRNS, Australia, Jul 10 2012 (IPS) – Coral reef scientists urged local and national ...Click Here to Read More.
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:55:51 -0500 From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: SPECIAL EDITION: Australia Announces World’s Largest System of Marine Parks Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to read this email in your browser. June 15, 2012 This week marked an exciting moment in marine conservation history, with Australia’s ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2012-05-03/news/coral-reefs-are-being-decimated-all-for-a-few-gaudy-trinkets/ By Chris Sweeney Thursday, May 3 2012 Kate Lunz didn’t know what to expect as she piloted her white Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission truck to the Port of Tampa in July 2010. The day before, customs authorities had called the 32-year-old, PhD-toting marine ...Click Here to Read More.
May 3, 2012 http://www.lahainanews.com/page/content.detail/id/508104/Community-groups-sue-county-over-sewage-discharges.html?nav=19 MARK VIETH – EDITOR , Lahaina News Save | Post a comment | HONOKOWAI – Four Hawaii community groups recently filed suit under the national Clean Water Act, asking the federal district court to direct Maui County to secure a National Pollutant ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2012/2012-04-23-092.html LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii, April 23, 2012 (ENS) – Four Hawaii community groups have filed suit under the federal Clean Water Act to stop Maui County from discharging wastewater into the ocean from its Lahaina treatment plant without a permit. After years of unsuccessful efforts to resolve the issue out of court, the nonprofit ...Click Here to Read More.
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its advisory council<http://beta2.w1.floridakeys.woc.noaa.gov/sac/welcome.html> are seeking public comment on issues related to sanctuary boundaries, marine zones <http://beta2.w1.floridakeys.woc.noaa.gov/zones/welcoe.html?s=zones>, Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge’s Backcountry Management Plan ...Click Here to Read More.