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2008-12-01 10:52:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We kill carelessly," Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said last week as he spoke in support of a global campaign to stop whaling by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org ). Tutu launched Sacred Ocean - Global Voices Against the Cruelty of Whaling in Cape Town with a speech that made an analogy that compared rape and murder, with the killing of whales. "Are we surprised that we have lost a...

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2008-11-24 14:20:00

A recent study has found that the Southern Ocean has proved more resilient to global warming than previously thought and remains a major store of mankind's planet-warming carbon dioxide. Oceans act as a brake on climate change by absorbing large portions of the extra CO2 released by mankind through burning fossil fuels or deforestation and experts say the Southern Ocean is the largest of these "carbon sinks." Researchers in the past have suggested the vast ocean between Australia and...

2008-11-24 11:58:52

Conservationists say living reef aquariums may be endangering Florida's coral reefs. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the use of crabs, snails and other invertebrates in high-end aquariums could upset the ecology of Florida's reefs, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday. There has been a change in consumer demand, biologist Jessica McCawley told the newspaper. People used to just keep a fish in a tank with some dead coral. They want invertebrates now,...

2008-11-04 15:00:10

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which is actively lobbying state and local officials in Oregon regarding ocean fisheries issues, has admitted to offering payment to current and former elected officials - county, port and city commissioners - from Oregon coastal communities to attend and testify at a hearing of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council this week (Nov 3-7) in San Diego, Calif. The Coastal Jobs Coalition learned of the actions on Friday, Oct. 31 and is demanding that the...

2008-10-27 15:00:15

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), which will meet in San Diego November 3-7 to vote on a preferred alternative for an Individual Quota system, released a report detailing potential impacts of an unbalanced plan. The report, pointed out by the Coastal Jobs Coalition, analyzes the scenario of 100 percent quota share granted to harvesters and the negative effects it would likely have on coastal communities and jobs. Coastal ports and processing jobs throughout the West Coast would...

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2008-10-20 10:55:00

How best to map "Ëœboreal' or northern forest with spaceborne radar is the focus of an ESA campaign currently underway in northern Sweden. By answering this question, the campaign addresses one of the key objectives of the candidate Earth Explorer BIOMASS mission. BIOMASS is one of six candidate Earth Explorer missions that has just completed assessment study and will be presented to the science community at a User Consultation Meeting in January 2009. Up to three of the...

2008-10-09 00:00:24

By Peter Harrison Lundy Island is to feature in a new service provided by the website Google Earth. Google Earth already provides extensive mapping, imagery, galleries and information on all parts of the world, but now web users will be given access to undersea landscapes, including the habitat of threatened species which live off the coast, as part of a new facility. The new layer of Google Earth Outreach will feature video streams, photo galleries and stories from marine protected...

2008-10-08 15:45:00

By EMILY BEAMENT WEB users are to be given access to undersea landscapes as part of Google Earth. The new "layer" of Google Earth Outreach will feature video streams, photo galleries and stories from marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world. One of the sites that users can visit "virtually" is Lundy Island, off the North Devon coast, England's only statutory marine reserve and a no-take zone where fishing is banned to enable wildlife in the area to thrive. Dr Helen Phillips, chief...

2008-09-25 03:00:18

By Huang, Yun-feng Cui, Sheng-hui; Ouyang, Zhi-yun Key words: Marine protected areas, ecosystem-based management, ecological indicators, urbanisation SUMMARY In the process of rapid urbanisation in China, environmental problems have increased, from sewage discharge to climate change. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are widely advocated as a means to comprehensively manage human activities and resources in ocean and coastal areas. However, MPAs only safeguard populations or assemblages...

2008-09-24 09:00:26

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned artist Wyland has been on a 27-year mission to paint and install 100 life-sized marine-life murals globally to inspire greater awareness about preserving the planet's oceans and ecosystems. This epic quest, known as the "Whaling Wall" project, is the largest environmentally-themed public art endeavor in history. It culminates with the monumental work "Hands Across The Ocean," a 7 block-long piece being honored with an installation on...


Latest Fisheries science Reference Libraries

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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