Center for Biologic Diversity: Port Everglades Project Would Repeat Environmental Destruction Caused by Port Miami Dredging

Everglades     E-mail this page More press releases For Immediate Release, August 17, 2016 Contact: Rachel Silverstein, (619) 787-3161, Brettny Hardy, (415) 217-2142, Jaclyn Lopez, (727) 490-9190, Manley Fuller, (850) 656-7113, Tom Ingram, (858) 616-6408, ...Click Here to Read More.

Miami Herald Op Ed by Rachel Silverstein: State of Florida wants to add more dangerous chemicals to our water   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 Despite the ongoing Florida water quality emergency —a deluge ...Click Here to Read More.

Miami Herald: Monroe County urges faster fixes for Florida Bay

  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.

Pope’s Words on Coral Reefs

Compliments of Jim Harper via Coral-list: 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.

True Activist: Longest Floating Structure in History Sets Out to Clean the Ocean in 2016 & video

May 29, 2015 by John Vibes 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.

Dr. William Alevizon’s new E-book “Caribbean Coral Reefs: An Introduction” released 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. blog: Big Fish Stories Getting Littler by Robert Krulwich 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.

Nat Geo: Miami’s Choice: Bigger Ships? Dredging in Biscayne Bay inflicts heavy damage on North America’s only coral reef tract. 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.

New York Times: Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt 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.

Truthout: The “Mega-Drought Future,” the Disappearance of Coral Reefs and the Unwillingness to Listen by Dahr Jamail

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.

Huffington Post: The Blog: To Fight Disease, Protect the Ocean 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.

Coral-List: National Marine Fisheries Service Proposes listing 3 corals as endangered

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.

Coral-list: Coal of Thorns Greatest Threat to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Steve Palumbi and Iain McCalman has just released a conversation about the future of Australian and US reefs at blog site The Conversation: 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.

BBC News: Protection plan ‘will not save Great Barrier Reef’ 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.

New York Times DotEarth: Politics: Politics-Minded Marine Group Targets ‘Ocean Enemy #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.

Miami New Times: Deep Dredge Silt Is Killing Our Coral After All, Admit State Inspectors   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.

E&E: Kerry’s ‘Our Ocean’ conference spurs domestic and global commitments to sea conservation

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.

Support Our Ocean Conference June 16–17

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. In case you haven’t received below, please help build public engagement efforts. ...Click Here to Read More.

Environmental Action: Stop fracking in the Everglades

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.

Dirty Fuel Opponents to Join Hands Across the Sand and Land: Worldwide May 17th 2014

  For Immediate Release: May 12th, 2014   Contacts: Dave Rauschkolb, Founder, (850) 865-1061; Pete Stauffer, Surfrider Foundation, (503) 887-0514; Nancy Pyne, Oceana, (202) 486-6406; Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (843)-225-2371; Virginia Cramer, Sierra Club, (804) 225-9113 ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp for high schoolers, CCMI Little Cayman

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.

Ellen Prager’s new book The Shark Whisperer–middle grade fiction– now available online

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.

Nature | News Feature Climate-change adaptation: Designer reefs — Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change.

Amanda Mascarelli 23 April 2014 Article tools PDF Rights & Permissions Floris van Breugel/ 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.

Earth Justice: 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.

Eco-Watch: Parasitic Flatworm Could Decimate Coral Reefs Worldwide 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.

Fla. F&W Conservation Commission: Dive boat operators face charges of illegally feeding sharks in state waters

(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. Caribbean-wide study shows protected coral reefs dominated by sponges with chemical defenses

Press Release 14-025 Overfishing of Caribbean coral reefs favors coral-killing sponges   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. Pawlik Lab announces “Sponges of the Caribbean: What Ecological Factors Most Affects Them” (video)

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: Regards, Joe ****************************** ******************************** Joseph R. Pawlik, ...Click Here to Read More.

Oceana: Miranda Cosgrove Swims with Dolphins in New Oceana PSA. Despicable Me and iCarly actress urges government to protect dolphins from seismic testing    March 5, 2014 Contact: Jessica Wiseman 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.

Coral-list: New study reveals timeline of future coral reef decline, highlights urgent need for action by Dr. van Hooidonk and Dr. Jeffrey Maynard Contact: Jeff Burgett, PICCC Science Coordinator 808-687-6149   Email: > > > 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.

Environmental Sustainability: Graham, N.A.J., Cinner, J. E., Norström, A.E., Nyström, M. 2013. Coral reefs as novel ecosystems: embracing new futures

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.

Coral-list: Lionfish control study

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: 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

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.

E&E: A largely unmapped food resource continues to shrink — study

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.

ENN: Human values and coral reef management

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.

DIve Travel Business News: 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 – Nov 15, 2013) — Editorial —  by Laurie J. Wilson DEMA’s Moving Towards 2020: Developing a Strategic Vision for the Recreational ...Click Here to Read More.

Audubon and Pew: Florida’s Coastal Birds Could Face Threat to Food Supply, Researchers Recommend Protecting Small Fish as a Vital Food Source

Debbie Salamone, The Pew Charitable Trusts, 407-982-0958,   Jonathan Webber, Audubon Florida, 954-593-4449,     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?

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.

Coralations: COURT: Federal Government Must Protect Caribbean Coral Reefs, Better monitoring of fisheries required

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.

Coral-list: Live Streaming Video of Coral Spawning in the Caymans

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. Seismic Blasting Educational Forums in Sept. and Oct. on East Coast

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. 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.

Colorado Ocean Coalition: “Making Waves” Ocean Symposium Saturday, September 21, 2013   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.

Washington Post: Al Gore explains why he’s 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.

Coral-List: Coral Spawning Predictions for Southern Caribbean 2013

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.

Dredging Today: 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. WHALES & DOLPHINS: Many Stranded Bottlenose Dolphins May Be Deaf   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.

Key West Citizen: Reef Relief founder blasts channel study

  Tuesday, July 16, 2013   Reef Relief founder blasts channel study   BY GWEN FILOSA Citizen Staff   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.

Coral List: Coralwatch releases educational DVD series including Shifted Baselines

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. 10 Threats to the World’s Stunning Coral Reefs by S.E. Smith

Read more: 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. Boulder sees plunge into for action for 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.

Coral-list:Ocean Flag children’s art contest now through September

Jean-Charles Gordon 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 I hope we can collaborate through scientific research, institutes and projects to expand ...Click Here to Read More.

Aculina: Havana Cuba Oceans Day Celebration

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.

June meetings to launch Our Florida Reefs

> From: Jim Harper <> > Subject: New June meetings launch OUR FLORIDA REEFS > Date: May 23, 2013 9:10:08 AM EDT > To: “” <> > > 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.

Coral-List: Peter Sale: warming, acidification, reefs and CO2

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:    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 volunteers in action

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. Online Resource for building Career Marine Science by Andrew Lewin

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.

Florida Today by Jim Wayner: Oceana: Sonic blasts planned off Brevard could kill dolphins, whales

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.

Coral-list: Pan-American Coral Reef Congress Oct 8–11th, 2013, Merida Mexico

Mar 22 (1 day ago) Joaquín Rodrigo Garza Pérez <> Dear Colleagues: New information on the congress venue, official hotel, registry fees and ...Click Here to Read More.

White House Petition Drive: We need 100,000 signatures by March 19th

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.

Blue Vision Summit 4 & 6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards: What does the ocean mean to you?   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: New Coral Reefs & Climate Change Guide for Education & Awareness book & DVD

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.

Sierra Club: Florida Water Quality Rules; Hearing Jan 17 in Tampa

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.

Center for Biologic Diversity: Save Vanishing Corals 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.

Blue Frontier Campaign: BLue Notes #106: Political Tide Turning?, Whales, Oregon Shore, & 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 on climate change

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. Scientists investigate reports of a massive coral deaths off Kauai

By Catherine Cruz 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.

Hill E2 Wire: Gore seeks November splash with event “The Dirty Weather Report.”

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.

TOF: Bay of Turtles: Bahía de Jiquilisco, El Salvador   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.

Common Dreams: ‘A Great Silence Is Spreading Over the Natural World’ by John Vidal 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.

Care2: 5 Ways the GOP’s New Platform Fails the Environment by Treehugger

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.

Romney & Obama on Ocean Rise and Healing the Planet: A contrast to say the least!

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.

The Ocean Foundation: Tracking Cuban Sea Turtles Like Never Before

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 Washington Post: Surfonomics: What’s this wave worth

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   Special thanks to Mark J. Spalding ...Click Here to Read More.

The Atlantic: Why Young Environmentalists Still Have Hope 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.

Coral-list: New Identification Guide for Coral Reef Sponges at Glover’s Atoll Belize

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.

Sierra Club: Don’t pump sugar’s polluted water into Lake Okeechobee

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.

Future Forum: Can Coral Reefs Survive the next century? Video by ABC 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.

Sierra Club Florida News: National Environmental CEO’s Ask EPA to Reject Florida’s Nutrient Standards

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.

Interpress Service News Agency: Scientists Declare State of Emergency for World’s 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.

Pew Environment Group: Australia Announces World’s Largest System of Marine Parks

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:55:51 -0500 From: To: 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.

New Times: 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.

Lahaina News: Community groups sue county over sewage discharges

May 3, 2012 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.

Environmental News Service: Maui County Sued to Stop Sewage Discharges to Popular Beach 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.

Coral-list: Public Comment period opens on Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary & Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge boundaries, zones, etc.–comments due 6/29/12.

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its advisory council<> are seeking public comment on issues related to sanctuary boundaries, marine zones <>, Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge’s Backcountry Management Plan ...Click Here to Read More.