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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...

2008-09-22 12:00:21

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Dave Bard of Pew Environment Group, +1-202-486-4426 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of Federal Fisheries Policy at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closing its comment period on its annual catch limit proposed rule. "When Congress reauthorized the Magnuson-Stevens Act in late 2006, it wanted to finally put an end to overfishing....

2008-09-14 03:00:15

Scientists and government officials studying potential no-take zones and other marine protected areas off the California coast will gather Monday and Tuesday for all-day meetings in El Segundo. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m. on both days at the Embassy Suites, 1440 East Imperial Ave., and will be broadcast online at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp/. Agendas are posted at the same Web site. A handful of agencies are working to implement the 1999 Marine Life Protection Act, which directs...

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Lomnicky, Jay McConnaughey, Robert NOAA Hydrographers and Fishery Biologists Collaborate on Multi- Mission Projects in Alaska The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) line office responsible for managing the fishery resources of the United States according to mandates in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA). The MSFCMA and associated legislation emphasize the maintenance of a healthy...


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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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