Latest Gulf of California Stories
This could be the headline of the near future if Americans heed the call today and take action to save the Colorado River. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
The Earth is constantly manufacturing new crust, spewing molten magma up along undersea ridges at the boundaries of tectonic plates.
Protecting vulnerable reproduction sites key to long-term health of fish populations.
Earth scientists at Brown University have found strong evidence that the geological processes that lead to the formation of oceanic crust are not as uniformly passive as believed.
Studies conducted in California and elsewhere provide support for the use of marine reserves as a tool for managing fisheries and protecting marine habitats.
Officials said Tuesday that France and Mexico are launching a joint observatory to unite scientific work on the environmental impact from humans and climate change on Mexico's coastlines.
By Anonymous The ecological value of coastal mangrove forests in Mexico has been apparent to marine scientists for years, but for the first time, researchers have used a wide-ranging compilation of fisheries landings-the official record of fish catches-to place an economic price tag on that value.
By Tony Davis, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 25--PHOENIX -- It's 2048 in the Sonoran Desert.
An international research team, including biologists from NOAAâ€™s Fisheries Service, reported in the scientific journal Conservation Biology, that the estimated population of vaquita, a porpoise found in the Gulf of California, is likely two years away from reaching such low levels that their rate to extinction will increase and possibly be irreversible. Scientists believe only about 150 vaquita remain.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of islands in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, a major whale breeding ground, have been declared protected areas by the United Nations, the government said on Monday.
Grunion are sardine-sized fish in the Atherinopsidae family of New World silversides. They are found only off the coast of California, USA and Baja California, Mexico (found on both the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California coasts). Grunion are known for their very unusual mating ritual. At very high tides the females come up on sandy beaches and dig their tails into the sand to lay their eggs. A male then wraps himself around the female to deposit his sperm. For the next ten days the...
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