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2009-11-03 09:08:18

Southern Species like Atlantic Croaker May Become Common in New England Waters About half of 36 fish stocks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, many of them commercially valuable species, have been shifting northward over the last four decades, with some stocks nearly disappearing from U.S. waters as they move farther offshore, according to a new study by NOAA researchers. Their findings, published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, show the impact of changing coastal and ocean...

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2009-10-27 10:11:41

An Australian method for assessing the environmental impact of marine fisheries has caught the eye of fishery management agencies worldwide. Aspects of the 'ecological risk assessment' (ERA) method have been adopted in the US, Canada, Ecuador, and the Western and Central Pacific, and by the international eco-labeling organization the Marine Stewardship Council. The method was developed in research led by Dr Tony Smith and Dr Alistair Hobday from CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship in...

2009-10-08 11:35:18

Major shifts in fisheries distribution due to climate change will affect food security in tropical regions most adversely, according to a study led by the Sea Around Us Project at The University of British Columbia. In the first major study to examine the effects of climate change on ocean fisheries, a team of researchers from UBC and Princeton University finds that climate change will produce major shifts in productivity of the world's fisheries, affecting ocean food supply throughout the...

2009-10-01 10:21:34

NOAA and Norwegian researchers recently completed a comparative analysis of marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic and North Pacific to see what factors support fisheries production, leading to new insights that could improve fishery management plans and the ecosystems. Known as MENU, for Marine Ecosystems of Norway and the U.S., the collaborative project involved scientists at the NOAA Fisheries Service's Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Alaska Fisheries Science Center and colleagues...

2009-09-03 11:19:28

U.S. scientists say human impacts and environmental factors are changing the northwest Atlantic Ocean ecosystem. A study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northeast Fisheries Science Center shows fish in U.S. waters from Cape Hatteras to the Canadian border have moved away from their traditional, long-time habitats during the past four decades because of fundamental changes in the regional ecosystem. NOAA's 2009 Ecosystem Status Report also notes the need to manage the...

2009-07-31 14:12:51

Overfishing threatens many species but a combination of steps could turn that around, two groups long at odds with each other said. Marine ecologists and fisheries management scientists worked together for two years and published their findings Friday in the journal Science. The researchers agreed solutions to overfishing lie not only in management techniques but also in the political will to apply them, even if it initially causes economic disruption, said a release from the U.S. National...

2009-07-30 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebecca Goldburg, director of Marine Science at the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to a paper published in the journal Science. The paper's lead authors, Dr. Ray Hilborn and Dr. Boris Worm, who have held differing views about the status of global ocean fisheries in the past, collaborated on the research for this study. They were joined by 19 co-authors. "A large and diverse group of leading fisheries...

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2009-07-30 15:45:00

Efforts to curb overfishing throughout the world are beginning to succeed in five of the world's ten large marine ecosystems, according to a comprehensive study published Thursday. The new research comes just two years after a study that warned that overfishing could cause a collapse in the world's seafood stocks by 2048. "This paper shows that our oceans are not a lost cause," said Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. "I'm somewhat more hopeful ... than what we were...

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2009-07-30 15:35:00

An international team of scientists with divergent views on ocean ecosystems has found that efforts to rebuild many of the world's fisheries are worthwhile and starting to pay off in many places around the world. Their study puts into perspective recent reports predicting a total collapse of global fisheries within 40 years.In a paper published in the July 31 issue of Science, study co-author Mike Fogarty of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) of NOAA's Fisheries Service in Woods...

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2009-07-30 15:30:00

Scientists have joined forces in a groundbreaking assessment on the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems.The two-year study, led by Boris Worm of Dalhousie University and Ray Hilborn of the University of Washington and including an international team of 19 co-authors, shows that steps taken to curb overfishing are beginning to succeed in five of the 10 large marine ecosystems that they examined.The paper, which appears in the July 31 issue of the journal Science, provides new hope for...


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Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

Ocean Current Impacts On Weather
2012-07-30 13:25:48

The Peru Current flows from South to North along the western side of South America. This current transports colder air from the south northward towards the equator. This current is responsible for bringing cooler waters off the coast of Peru which is a big reason that they have such high fishing success. However this current can get altered during EL-Nino when the warmer waters of the Pacific are transported west to east and start to replace these colder waters. The Peru current is...

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