Latest Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Stories
The first-ever intensive research trip to the bottom of the sea in the waters north of Bodega Head, California has produced a few startling discoveries – including a new species of coral.
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.
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.
A new NOAA report on the health of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary indicates that the overall condition of the sanctuaryâ€™s marine life and habitats is fair to good, but identifies several emerging threats to sanctuary resources.
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.
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