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Mapping Human Impacts On Top Marine Predators
2013-10-29 08:00:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the richest ecosystems in the world, the California Current System, is driven by nutrient input from coastal upwelling and supports a great diversity of marine life. It is also heavily impacted by human activities, much like other coastal regions. Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), reveal areas along the west coast where human impacts on marine predators such as whales, seals, seabirds and sea...

2009-06-24 10:34:12

A report concerning California's Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary indicates its health is fair to good, but there are several emerging threats. Global issues of concern such as marine debris, ocean acidification and invasive species have the potential to degrade fragile sanctuary resources and habitats, said Dan Howard, sanctuary superintendent. This report provides a baseline for monitoring changes to sanctuary resources and will help us to better understand and respond to these...

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2009-06-19 10:37:41

A new NOAA report on the health of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary indicates that the overall condition of the sanctuary's marine life and habitats is fair to good, but identifies several emerging threats to sanctuary resources. "Global issues of concern such as marine debris, ocean acidification and invasive species have the potential to degrade fragile sanctuary resources and habitats," said Dan Howard, sanctuary superintendent. "This report provides a baseline for monitoring changes...

2008-06-22 03:00:12

By Anonymous ECOLOGY Imagine if someone put a superhighway through Yosemite National Park. That is exactly what is happening just outside California's Golden Gate, asserts Robert Ovetz, executive director of Seaflow: Protect Our Living Oceans, Sausalito, Calif. "Our Yosemites on the sea are being used as on-ramps to the global economy and, as long as this continues, we can expect more and worse Cosco Busan spills." (On Nov. 7, 2007, in a heavy fog, the 900-foot container ship Cosco Busan...


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